2002 Alumni Award Recipients
Award recipients (left to right) Robert E. Rose '61 (Achievement Award), C. Beth (Wenzel) Ferrell '48 (Humanitarian 2001), Michael S. Barnett '89 (Young Achievement), Wilfred G. Norris '54 (Alumni Service), Jill (Dundore) Hayes '71, and Arthur C. Hayes '69 (Humanitarian 2002)
The Alumni Achievement Award 2002
Robert E. Rose graduated from Juniata in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in History, and then he received an LL.B from New York University School of Law. He has worked in private law practice, served as Washoe County District Attorney, and was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada. He was also appointed District Court Judge of Las Vegas, Nevada, was elected to two six-year terms as Nevada Supreme Court Justice, and served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court for two one-year terms. Robert has also been involved in his community as Chairman of the Nevada Democratic Party, as 1976 State Crusade Chairman and Attorney for the American Cancer Society, as Board Member and Attorney for the Nevada Easter Seal Society, and as Chairman of the Nevada Judicial Assessment Commission.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award 2001
C. Beth (Wenzel) Ferrell graduated from Juniata College in 1948. She earned her MD from Temple University School of Medicine in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1953. She and her husband Bert had their own medical practice in Oregon for 11 years. They closed their office and joined a team to establish a medical facility in the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia, where they worked for 26 years developing a primitive jungle clinic into a 126 bed hospital with hydro-electric power, a government certified nursing school, three out-station clinics, well-baby and pre-natal services. Since returning to the States, they have remained active through their local church and community service groups.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
Michael S. Barnett graduated from Juniata in 1989 with a degree in Marketing and Communications. After graduation, he worked for radio stations in Richmond, Virginia, Philadelphia, Boston, and Harrisburg. Michael then became Director of CBS Promotions Group followed by a position as Senior Vice President of Chancellor Marketing Group, where he trained and managed over 150 people. Currently he is a partner in his own company, PowerPact LLC in New York City. He is also active in his community and has volunteered for numerous causes including the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its Race for the Cure project, Earth Day Festivals, Clean Up Parks Days, St. John the Divine Soup Kitchen, and the March of Dimes.
The Harold B. Brumbaugh '33 Alumni Service Award
Wilfred G. Norris, member of the Class of 1954 and Juniata faculty member since 1958, has provided selfless support to Juniata with unwavering loyalty and energy in volunteer service to the College. He has volunteered in the areas of admissions, Church-College Relations Council, reunion coordinator, the Juniata College Honor Society, and the Emeriti Faculty Association and has served as an officer in several of these groups. In his community, Wilfred also has been involved with the Board of the Stone Church of the Brethren, the Huntingdon Rotary Club, the Huntingdon County Arts Council, the Huntingdon Concert Association Board, the Huntingdon County Bicentennial Commission, and several educational evaluation teams.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award 2002
Arthur C. and Jill (Dundore) Hayes are members of the Classes of 1971 and 1969, respectively. Arthur has served on the American College of Emergency Physicians in Pennsylvania and on several committees at Montgomery Hospital in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was a captain in the United States Naval Reserve Medical Corps and has been a member of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and of the National Association of EMS Physicians. Jill has served as Community Service Coordinator and has developed a model community service module for the Wissahickon School District. She has also served on the Wissahickon Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the National Education Association in addition to several committees in her local school system.