The quality of the Juniata experience is ultimately measured by the success of our graduates.

What Do these People Have in Common?

  • 1997 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. William Phillips
  • President and CEO, Swedish Medical Center, Mary White
  • Creator of Teflon, Kenneth Berry
  • Eighth winningest coach in NFL history, Chuck Knox
  • Designer of Chrysler's 426 "Hemi" engine, Thomas Hoover
  • 16th President of Shippensburg University, George F. 'Jody' Harpster

They are all Juniata College graduates!


Timothy L. Achor-Hoch '86 - Photo Art Director, Orvis

Michael D. Appleby '84 - former Senior Vice President, QVC

Ayinde O. Alakoye '94 - CEO/Co-founder, nedl; Founder, Hitch Radio; Creator of iHeartRadio's original app; Contributing Speech Writer, Obama for America (2008)

Cynthia (Masser) Bambara '73 - President, Allegany College of Maryland

Scott M. Beatty '91 - Writer of comics such as Batman, Batgirl and Green Lantern, DC Comics; Writer of guides such as Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Princess, DK Publishing

Ronald R. Blanck, DO, USA (Ret.) '63 - Retired Surgeon General, U.S. Army; Chair, Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University fo the Health Sciences; Member, Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and Related Benefits

Nicholas S. Bower, DO '00 - Founder/President, Physicians for Humanity; Regional Medical Director, ChoiceOne Urgent Care, LLC

Sammy K. Buo '73 - Retired Director, Africa II Division of the Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

Michael D. Busch '77 - COO/Executive Vice President, Excela Health

Steven A. Camarota '87 - Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies

Matthew A. Cassidy '99 - CFO, Radcliffe Capital Management, L.P.

Linda T. Cheng '70 - President, Trans Global Logistics, Taiwan

Robert C. Clark '66 - CEO, Historic Annapolis Foundation

Casey R. Craig '97 - Vice President, Empower Retirement

Thomas C. Creighton II '67 - Former Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2001-2012), 37th District

Heidi M. Cullen '92 (3+2) - Director Of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), former Chief Scientist for Climate Central, served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth

Robert J. Cunnion III '77 - Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ryland Homes

Tricia B. Cypher '97 - Vice Consul, U.S. Consulate, Czech Republic

Bruce Davis '65 - Retired Executive Director, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Randall C. Deike '88 - Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management, Drexel University

Donald L. Detwiler '64 - Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors/Former President, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.; Recipient of the 2018 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)

Renee D. Diehl '76 - Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University; 2007 Fulbright Fellowship; Recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Service Award from the Women in the Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Institute at PSU

Jayne (Keirn) Donahue '75 - Retired Executive Vice President/General Auditor, State Street Financial Corporation

Nathaniel E. P. Ehrlich, Esquire '80 - Associate General Counsel, NFL Players Association

William S. Fegan '48 - Winner of the 2007 New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts

Sarah (Young) Fisher '75 - President, RKL Wealth Management; Co-author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s

Brian I. FitzPatrick '81 - President, Synergy Environmental, Inc.

Ronald L. Fugate '79 - President/CEO, Alacer Corporation

Henry H. Gibbel '57 - CEO, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company; Recipient of the 2004 National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Chairman's Award

Henry R. Gibbel '81 - President/COO, Lititz Mutual Insurance Company

Danielle (Rupp) Gladfelter '87 - Recipient of the Sallie Mae Award, given to the 100 best teachers in the nation; Chemistry Teacher, Dallastown Area High School

Erwin L. Hahn '43 – Retired Professor of Physics at University of California-Berkeley, best known for his discovery of spin echoes, which led to the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology; Recipient of the Comstock Prize in Physics from the National Academy of Sciences in 1993;

Carl D. Glaeser '77 - Managing Partner, Palladian Capital Partners, L.L.C.

Robert P. Good '69 - Rothman Orthopaedic Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bryn Mawr Hospital; System Chief of Orthopaedics, Main Line Health;

Jodie (Monger) Gray '88 - President and Founder, Customer Relationship Metrics, a certified woman-owned business; Product of the Year, Call Center Magazine, 2007; Winner, Contact Center Application of the Year Award by Frost and Sullivan, 2008

Barry J. Halbritter '65 - President, Midstate Tool & Supply, Inc.

James A. Hamilton '69 - Professor of Biophysics and Physiology at the Boston University School of Medicine; Founded a Biotech Company, VascuVis, that will develop new MRI tests; Winner of the 2010 Avanti Award in Lipids by the Biophysical Society; Elected as Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences

Ann M. Hardy '76 - Chief Epidemiologist, Illness and Disability Statistics Branch of the National Center for Health Statistics

Peter E. Hauer '86 - Senior Administrative Lab Manager, Johns Hopkins University

Frank M. Hein '81 - Head of Communications, Europe - Rolls-Royce.

Michael J. Held '75 - Director, Division of Scholarly Journals and Professional Periodicals of the American Academy of Pediatrics

David M. Hercules '54 - Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University; Honoree, the Top 100 Chemists in the World by American Chemical Society; Recipient, the Alexander von Humboldt Prize

David J. Hogan '61 - Senior Managing Director, Mannheim, L.L.C.

Thomas M. Hoover '53 - Designer of the Chrysler 426 Hemi Engine

John D. Irvin, M.D., Ph.D. '68 - Retired Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson/Merck; Past President, American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians

Eric C. Jensen '77 - Retired Senior Research Fellow, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company

Janet L. Kauffman '67 - Author, Five on Fiction as well as nine other books

Baron S. Keefer '87 - COO, American Insurance Administrators, Inc.

Michael J. Klag, MD '74 - Dean of The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Charles R. Knox '54 - former NFL head coach, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, three-time Coach of the Year (1973, 1980, 1984), NFL's sixth winningest coach at the time of his retirement

Satoko G. Kobayashi '91 - Writer, U.S. Frontline News

Scott E. Kofmehl '03 - Political Officer, U.S. Embassy in Myanmar, U.S. Department of State

Horst Korn '81 - Scientific Director and Chair of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy.

Carl A. Koval '74 - Director of the Boulder Energy Initiative, University of Colorado

Heinrich B. Kreft '80 - German Ambassador to Luxemburg

John Kuriyan '81 - The Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Winner, Merck Award for exceptional achievements in and contributions to structural biology from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2009

Wayne Langerholc, Jr. '97 - Senator, Pennsylvania State Senate, 35th District

Elena A. Long '06 - Assistant Professor of Physics, University of New Hampshire; Founder of lgbt+physicists; co-author of the American Physical Society’s 2016 LGBT Climate in Physics report

Scott Long '73 - Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, Indiana University; Member, the Sociological Research Association

Mark S. Lore '80 - President/CEO, Ride-Away, a business that modifies vehicles and adaptive equipment for people with disabilities; Winner, Business Excellence Award (transportation category) by the New Hampshire Business Review, 2009

Fred E. Lytle '64 - Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University; Founding Fellow, Purdue Teaching Academy; Winner, Giddings Award for Excellence in Education given by the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2011; Winner, Indiana Professor of the Year, 1996

James L. Madara, MD '71 - CEO, American Medical Association

Peter C. Marzio, Ph.D. '65 - Former Director, Musuem of Fine Arts Houston

Wossenyelesh Mazengia '01 - Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Deptartment of State

Peggy D. McCardle '69 - President, Peggy McCardle Consulting, LLC; Affiliated Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories; Former Branch Chief at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), US National Institutes of Health

Carol A. McFate '75 - Retired CIO, Xerox Corporation

David J. McKean '67 - Chair of the Department of Immunology, Mayo Graduate School; Author of Biomedical Graduate School: A Planning Guide to the Admissions Process

Robert S. McMinn II '79 - Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Kish Bancorp

Kerry R. Metzger '74 - Former Representative, Ohio House of Representatives

Harriet (Richardson) Michel '65 - Retired President, National Minority Supplier Development Council

Kimberly (Manspeaker) Miller '92 - President/CEO, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Masumi Mizusawa '81 - Director of Investor Relations, UNIQLO of Tokyo

Gregory S. Molchany '86 - Senior Manager, Security Engineering at Amazon

David J. Molchany '83 - Executive Partner, Gartner; Former Deputy County Executive, Fairfax County, Va.

John H. Montgomery '86 - Chief Credit Officer, First Banks, Inc.

Howard M. Nathan '75 - President/CEO, Gift of Life, the nation's largest organ donor program

John E. Neely '68 - Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Heather L. Neff '92 - President/CEO, Virginia Lutheran Homes, Inc.

Robert W. Neumar, MD '85 - Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Colleen (Ranney) Ostrowski '95 - Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Visa

Christopher P. Palmer '85 - Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Montana; Winner, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists, 1999

Suzanne (Lydic) Panferov Reese '91 - Associate Vice President of Global Engagement, University of Arizona

P. Andrew Pearson, MD '83 - Ophthalmologist, The Kentucky Eye Institute; Director, the Retina Service; Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky; Co-inventor of the delivery device for drugs implanted in the eye

Jawad Peikar '08 - CEO, Afghanistan Independent Land Authority

H. Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. '74 - Homer Nowlin Chair in Consumer-Responsive Agriculture, Michigan State University

Maxine E. Phillips '67 - Retired Executive Editor, Dissent Magazine

William D. Phillips '70 - Atomic Physicist, National Institute for Standards and Technology; Joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1997; Member, National Academy of the Sciences

Chumpol Phornprapha '65 - Chairman, S.P. International Company, Ltd. of Thailand

Frank L. Pote III '73 - Retired Unit Chief, F.B.I. Language Services Section

Walter C. Prozialeck '74 - Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; First Recipient, the Irvin M. Korr Award presented by the American Osteopathic Association for Excellence in Basic Biomedical Research; Winner, American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year Award, 2010

Kristen (Holloway) Querriera '97 - Retired President/Founder, Operation Troop Appreciation; Recipient, Presidential Award for Volunteer Recognition, 2008

James P. Reber '69 - Retired President/CEO, Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center

Edward J. Richards '73 - Recipient, Federal Employee of the Year, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2011

Francis M. Richards '76 - CIO/Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Geisinger Health System

Dewayne E. Rideout '80 - Former Senior Executive Officer, Lucent Technologies, Sprint, and Gateway

Bettina (Tweardy) Riveros '85 - Chief Health Equity Officer, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Engagement, ChristianaCare

Robert E. Rose '61 - Retired Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court; Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Nevada

Gary R. Rowe '67 President/Owner, Rowe, Inc.; Recipient, George Foster Peabody Award, 1991; Winner, Gold Award of the National Association for Interpretation, 1999

Patricia M. Ryan '85 - COO, Verity Health, O'Connor Hospital

Christoph Schwemmlein '84 - Managing Director, Klocker Brothers of Germany

Ronald E. Shaffer '82 - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Containment Solutions, Inc.

Brian N. Shaffer '88 - Recipient, GEM Award by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2011

G. Daniel Shealer, Jr. '81 - Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Health System

Philip J. Sipling '69 - Executive Vice President, Martin Marietta Materials

Ronald M. Smelser, Ph.D. '64 - Emeritus Professor of History, University of Utah; President, the Conference Group for Central European History; Co-author, The Myth of the Eastern Front: the Nazi-Soviet War in American Popular Culture; Principal Co-organizer, several international conferences on the Holocaust

Robert J. Solomon '60 - Retired Vice Chair, Marsh U.S.A., Inc.; Board of Directors, Near East Foundation

Carl A. Solomon '85 - Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Advanced Information Systems; Winner, Pride at Boeing Award for Contributions to Computer-Aided Passenger Prescreening System II Proposal for Homeland Security & Services

Gregory L. Stahl '84 - Retired Paul Allen Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia/Physiology, Harvard University Medical School; Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury (CETRI), Brigham and Women's Hospital; Principal Investigator, numerous federal grants; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Catalyst Biosciences, Inc.

R. Scott Stephenson, Ph.D. '87 - President/CEO, Museum of the American Revolution

Stephanie E. Strauss '11 - Athletic Director, Penn Hills School District; Recipient of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011

Gretchen R. Stull '04 - Winner, Top 10 Teachers Award from Auburn University; Contributing Author,'s Guide to Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love, and How the Adventure Finally Ends

Daniel K. Sunderland '88 - Owner/President, Sun Motor Cars BMW

Tomoyuki Tachikawa - Correspondent, Dow Jones-Tokyo bureau; Contributor, The Wall Street Journal

Donald G. Targan '55 - Honoree, New Jersey Magazine's Best Lawyers in America; Honoree, Super Lawyer Award for work in medical negligence and personal injury

Maurice C. Taylor '72 - Vice President for Academic Outreach & Engagement, Morgan State University; Past President, Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools; Chair, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board

Thomas E. Terndrup, MD '77 - Professor/Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Michael A. Trim '76 - Producer and Cinematographer for the Showtime original series Weeds; Executive Producer and Director of Photography for the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black

Milan P. Tweardy '82 - CFO, Controller and Director of Planning, Analysis and Control, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Global Wealth Management

Cynthia Hill Valko '76 - CEO, Global Indemnity, P.L.C.

Carol (Eichelberger) Van Horn '79 - President Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; Appointed by Govenor Tom Corbett to the PA Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; First woman elected to the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of PA

Leslie Moreland Varrelman '81 - Executive Producer, The Fighter, an Academy Award-winning film

Frank P. Vogel '95 - Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers; 2019-2020 NBA Championship

Jeremy G. Weber, Ph.D. '05 Research Economist, United States Department of Agriculture

Thomas C. Werner '64 - Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus, Union College (N.Y.); Winner, American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, 2002

Miriam (Smith) Wetzel '52 - Faculty Member, Harvard Medical School; Member of the team that developed the new medical school curriculum; Winner, Miss Pennsylvania, 1952

Mary M. White '73 - Retired President/CEO, Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.

Donald C. White '72 - Senator, Pennsylvania State Senate, 41st District

Harriet (Nichols) Windsor '62 - Retired Secretary of State for the State of Delaware (2001-2009); Recipient, Order of the State, the highest honor a governor can bestow upon a citizen, 2001

Gerald N. Wogan, Ph.D. '51 - Underwood-Prescott Professor Emeritus of Toxicology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member, National Academy of the Sciences; Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Winner, Charles M. Mott Prize for contributions to the prevention of cancer, 2005

Kristian K. G. Wolf '01 - Executive Director, German-Australian Chamber of Commerce

Friedhelm H. Wulczyn, Ph.D '75 - Chapin Hall Research Fellow, University of Chicago; Winner, The Flynn Prize for Social Work Research, 2011; Recipient, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administration's Peter Forsythe Award, 2005

Peggy Howsare Young '62 - Founder/President/CEO, NOVA Research Corporation

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