Four Graduates Receive Awards at Juniata Alumni Weekend
(Posted June 17, 2013)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College presented four alumni-related awards Saturday, June 8, during Alumni Assembly, part of Juniata's "Alumni Weekend 2013." Southborough, Mass. resident Jayne Keirn Donahue, executive vice president and general auditor for State Street Corporation and a native of Altoona, Pa., was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award; Stafford, Va. resident Frank Pote, unit chief in the FBI's Language Services Section, received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award; Northport N.Y. resident Edward Richards, social worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Northport, received the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award; and Washington, D.C. resident and Altoona native Brent A. Lightner, founder and president of Taoti Creative (http://www.taoti.com), was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Jayne Keirn Donahue, a 1975 graduate of Juniata, has been executive vice president and general auditor for State Street Corp., a Boston-based financial services company specializing in investment assets, since 2009. She joined the company in 1996 at the vice presidential level as deputy general auditor. In 2003, she was promoted to executive vice president, and 2006 she became the bank's chief compliance officer.
She leads a team of about 200 audit professionals responsible for advancing the company's internal governance and control infrastructure.
After working as an employee-relations intern for PPG Industries Inc. in 1975, Donahue started her business career in 1976 as an inspector for the U.S. Treasury Department in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, where she was a tax and compliance auditor. She moved into banking in 1978, working as vice president and senior audit manager for the Bank of New England.
In 1991 she moved to the Bank of Boston as audit director for the bank's Internal Audit Division. She became senior vice president and head of internal auditing at Citizens Financial Group in 1994.
She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and business in 1975 and earned certification as a Certified Bank Auditor in 1991. She also became a Certified Risk Professional in 1997. She also has been pro-active in gender equity issues. She is a member of State Street's Global Advisory Council for the Global Professional Women's Network and is a member of the company's Leading Women Initiative.
Donahue also has remained active as a volunteer in her community and in the business community. She serves on the board of trustees' executive committee of the National Braille Press, and in 2011 and 2012 served as co-chair of the organization's fundraising galas. She also works with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, focusing on the charity's Women's Initiative. She is on the advisory board for the master's degree program in business ethics and compliance for the New England College of Business and Finance. She also is a member of The Boston Club.
Frank Pote, a 1973 Juniata graduate, earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. He went on to earn three master's degrees. He earned a master's degree in education from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in business administration from National University in San Diego, Calif., and in human relations from Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla.
Pote, a native of Penns Grove, N.J., has been a passionate volunteer for Juniata, serving as president of the college's alumni council twice and as alumni representative on the college's board of trustees from 2008 to 2011. He also has been involved in a variety of Juniata volunteer initiatives, including serving as a Juniata Admissions Ambassador, representing the Juniata Career Team and working on the Uncommon Outcomes Campaign team. In addition, he serves as the class fund agent for his graduating class.
Most recently, he served as the alumni repre
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