(Posted July 3, 2012)

Recipients of the 2012 Juniata College Alumni Achievement Awards are as follows from left: Lawrence Davis, professor emeritus and previous chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter, John Hille, executive vice president for enrollment and retention behind him; Kristen Holloway Querriera, founder and CEO of Operation Troop Appreciation and recipient of the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award, with presenter Jim Donaldson, professor emeritus of business at Juniata, behind her; Lindsay Briggs, assistant professor of health and community services at California State University, Chico and recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, with her presenter, classmate Kelly Bishop behind her; Tim and Kathryn Statton received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award, with their presenter Frank Pote behind them; and Eric Bridenbaugh, a physician assistant in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery at Altoona Regional Health System and recipient of the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award, with presenter Sarah May Clarkson behind him.
Recipients of the 2012 Juniata College Alumni Achievement Awards are as follows from left: Lawrence Davis, professor emeritus and previous chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter, John Hille, executive vice president for enrollment and retention behind him; Kristen Holloway Querriera, founder and CEO of Operation Troop Appreciation and recipient of the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award, with presenter Jim Donaldson, professor emeritus of business at Juniata, behind her; Lindsay Briggs, assistant professor of health and community services at California State University, Chico and recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, with her presenter, classmate Kelly Bishop behind her; Tim and Kathryn Statton received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award, with their presenter Frank Pote behind them; and Eric Bridenbaugh, a physician assistant in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery at Altoona Regional Health System and recipient of the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award, with presenter Sarah May Clarkson behind him.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College presented five alumni-related awards recently during Alumni Assembly, part of Juniata's "Alumni Weekend 2012." McDonough, Ga. resident, Lawrence Davis, professor emeritus and previous chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award; Sonoma, Calif. residents Tim and Kathryn Statton, received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award; Indianapolis, Ind. native Lindsay Briggs, assistant professor of health and community services at California State University, Chico, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award; Pittsburgh, Pa. resident Kristen Holloway Querriera, founder and CEO of Operation Troop Appreciation, was awarded the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award; and Eric Bridenbaugh, a resident of Altoona. Pa. and a physician assistant in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery at Altoona Regional Health System, received the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award.

Dr. Lawrence Davis, a native of North Braddock, Pa., and a 1957 Juniata graduate and professor emeritus of radiation oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been honored many times for his work in the treatment of cancers of the head and neck, as well as breast cancer. Over his long medical career he has served as president of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and was later named a Fellow of the Society. He also was named a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and received the College's 2008 Gold Medal, the college's highest honor recognizing extraordinary contribution to the field of radiology.

He has served as president of the American Radium Society and is the associate executive director for radiation oncology of the American Board of Radiology. Davis is an associate editor of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics and is board-certified in radiation oncology. He is a clinical member of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.

Davis earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry at Juniata, and went on to earn his medical degree in 1961 at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He competed an internship at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital from 1961 to 1962 and completed his residency in radiation therapy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1966.

From 1966 to 1968, he served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. In 1968, he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an instructor. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1969 and was promoted to associate professor in 1972.

In 1975 he joined the faculty of Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine (in Philadelphia, Pa.) as a full professor. During his tenure at Jefferson he was executive officer of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and found the time to earn a master's degree in business administration in 1984 from the Temple University School of Business.

In 1984, Davis served as professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. In 1991 he agreed to join the newly created Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory's medical school. He retired from the school in 2011.

He has published research and clinical papers in numerous professional journals and has served as an editor or on the editorial board of several professional journals.

Tim Statton and Kathryn Stavru Statton both graduated from Juniata in 1972, earning bachelor's degrees in business and economics and sociology respectively. The couple has been active as volunteers for the college. Tim has been a Juniata trustee since 1998 and Kathy, a native of Lansdowne, Pa., has served as a reunion volunteer, Juniata Admission Ambassador and worked for the Juniata Fund.<

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.