(Posted June 10, 2014)

Alumni Achievement Awards honorees were, bottom row, from left, Fred Lytle, professor emeritus of chemistry at Purdue University, recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter Don Mitchell, professor emeritus of chemistry behind him; Jeffrey Boshart, fund manager for Church of the Brethren Inc., recipient of the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award, with presenter Andy Murray, professor emeritus of peace and conflict studies behind him; Jane Brumbaugh Gough, retired program analyst and business programs specialist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, recipient of the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award, with presenter Carol Calhoun, a member of the Juniata board of trustees, behind her; Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, Ill., recipient the Young Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter Jack Troy, professor emeritus of art, behind her; and Dr. George M. Zlupko, director of the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona, Pa., recipient of the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award, with presenter Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, professor of biology, behind him.
Alumni Achievement Awards honorees were, bottom row, from left, Fred Lytle, professor emeritus of chemistry at Purdue University, recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter Don Mitchell, professor emeritus of chemistry behind him; Jeffrey Boshart, fund manager for Church of the Brethren Inc., recipient of the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award, with presenter Andy Murray, professor emeritus of peace and conflict studies behind him; Jane Brumbaugh Gough, retired program analyst and business programs specialist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, recipient of the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award, with presenter Carol Calhoun, a member of the Juniata board of trustees, behind her; Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, Ill., recipient the Young Alumni Achievement Award, with presenter Jack Troy, professor emeritus of art, behind her; and Dr. George M. Zlupko, director of the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona, Pa., recipient of the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award, with presenter Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, professor of biology, behind him.

HUNTINGDON, PA. -- Juniata College, as part of its "Alumni Weekend 2014," presented five alumni-related awards Saturday, June 7, during Alumni Assembly.

Zionsville, Ind. resident Fred Lytle, professor emeritus of chemistry at Purdue University and currently a corporate fellow at Indigo BioSystems, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award; Gettysburg, Pa. resident Jane Brumbaugh Gough, retired program analyst and business programs specialist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award; Fort Atkinson, Wis. resident Jeffrey Boshart, fund manager for Church of the Brethren Inc., received the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award; Jacksonville, Ill. resident Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, Ill., was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award; and Altoona resident Dr. George M. Zlupko, director of the Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona, Pa., received the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award.

Fred Lytle, a 1964 graduate of Juniata and a native of Sunbury, Pa., retired as professor emeritus of chemistry at Purdue University after a 40-year career as a teacher and researcher at the West Lafayette, Ind. campus. He was one of the first researchers to use lasers as a tool for analytical chemistry and co-developed the synchronously pumped dye laser.

Lytle, who currently is developing algorithms for pharmaceutical data processing as a corporate Fellow for Indigo Biosystems, an Indianapolis, Ind.-based bioinformatics company, began his academic career in 1968 joining Purdue as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1974 and became full professor in 1979.

In addition to his impressive research career, Lytle also was recognized for teaching excellence. He was named 1996 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and received such honors as Outstanding Teacher in the School of Science Award, the Amoco Undergraduate Teaching Award, which recognizes the outstanding teacher at the university, and the Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award for his work with scientific Braille in translating chemical equations.

He also received the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation and the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education. He was named a Fellow in 2009 by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and received the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry.

Lytle earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Juniata and went on to earn a doctoral degree in analytical chemistry in 1968 from the Massachusetts Institute of technology. He also took sabbaticals to work at the Center for Analytical Chemistry in the National Bureau of Standards, in addition to Indiana University and Stanford University.

He has been a member of the National Science Foundation Chemistry Advisory Board and the National Bureau of Standards Panel for Analytical Chemistry. He was associate editor of the journal "Applied Spectroscopy" and the spectroscopy editor of "Analytical Chemistry." He also remains a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Jane Brumbaugh Gough is a 1960 graduate of Juniata and a native of Williamsburg, Pa. who spent most of her working career as a program analyst and business programs specialist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Space Systems Technology Department in Washington, D.C. She worked at the Naval Research Lab from 1983 to 2000.

Gough began her working career as a teacher, working at Central High School in Prince George's County, Maryland from 1960 to 1963. She worked as a substitute teacher in Prince George's County from 1964 to 1974 and

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