2012 Alumni Award Recipients
Award Recipients (first row l-r): Lawrence Davis '57 (Alumni Achievement Award); Kristen Holloway Querriera ' 97 (Humanitarian Award); Lindsay Briggs '02 (Young Alumni Achievement Award); Kathy (Stavru) Statton '72 & Tim Statton '72 (Alumni Service Award); Eric Bridenbaugh '06 (Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award)
Award Presenters (second row l-r): John Hille (Vice President of Enrollment & Retention); Dr. Jim Donaldson (Professor of Economics and Business Administration); Kelly Bishop '02; Frank Pote '73; Sarah Clarkson (Director of Academic Support Services)
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The Harold B. Brumbaugh '33 Alumni Service Award
Tim Statton '72 & Kathy Stavru Statton '72 have provided selfless and unwavering service and support to their alma mater with contagious energy and loyalty. They are members of the class of 1972 reunion committee, encouraging classmates to remain connected to Juniata and they have a steady presence at both on and off-campus events. They have enhanced the Juniata network in California by hosting events in their home, including a gathering for Juniata students who presented at the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research. They have served as Juniata Admissions Ambassadors and they support Juniata’s fundraising efforts through donations,
having served as Juniata Fund volunteers, Tim’s service on the Changing Lives to Change the World committee, and having hosted a Changing Lives gathering. Kathy has served as one of Juniata's lead volunteers as a member of the Alumni Council and Tim has mentored students in the Accounting, Business, and Economics Department by serving as an Executive in Residence and sharing his extensive experiences as a business leader. Tim also has served on the Board of Directors of the Sill Incubator, fostering the development of students involved with Juniata's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and now serves on the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee.
The Alumni Achievement Award
After graduating with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Juniata, Lawrence Davis '57 went on to earn his Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and later a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Temple University School of Business. He undertook an internship at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital and completed his residency in radiation therapy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Davis also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps from 1966 to 1968 and then joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Instructor in Radiology, later being promoted to Asst. and Assoc. Professor. He next joined the faculty of Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine and later 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 University School of Medicine, from which he retired in 2011. Davis has published research and clinical papers in numerous professional journals and has served on the editorial board of several professional journals including International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics and has held many leadership positions at cancer-related professional organizations, serving as President of the American Radium Society, President of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and Associate
Executive Director and former Trustee of the American Board of Radiology. He has been named a Fellow by both the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American College of Radiology, from which he received a Gold Medal, the college's highest honor recognizing extraordinary contribution to the field of radiology.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
After graduating with a B.S. in International Affairs and Asian Studies from Juniata, Lindsay Briggs '02 earned a Master's degree in Public Health in 2006 and a Doctorate in Health Behavior in 2011 from Indiana University Bloomington. She has conducted dissertation fieldwork while residing in Benin City, Nigeria, and has also served and studied in Senegal, Mexico, and China. She's also served as trip leader for Juniata’s annual trip to The Gambia from 2009 to 2011. She has worked as Administrative Assistant to the Indiana Public Health Association and as Executive Administrative Assistant at the St. Francis Neighborhood Health Center and has also worked as the Volunteer Coordinator at The Mercy Foundation of Indianapolis and Program Manager for Girls Incorporated, a pregnancy prevention and substance abuse program funded by the Centers for Disease Control. Lindsay is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Healthy Indiana Youth Alliance. She joined Professor Emil Nagengast in guest blogging for The Washington Post in 2010. Among other honors, she received the Behavioral and Social Sciences Strategic Performance Fund Award in 2011, and her dissertation research was supported by the Kinsey Institute and the Indiana University School of Health in 2010. She has taught courses and conducted research at Indiana University as an Associate Instructor and Research Coordinator, while also serving as Project Coordinator at Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and she now serves as Assistant Professor of Health and Community Services at the University of California at Chico, pursuing research on HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa and the relevance of religion to HIV prevalence.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. '37 Alumni Humanitarian Award
After receiving a B.A. in International Business and German from Juniata, Kristen (Holloway) Querriera '97 earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business. She began her business career in 1997 as sales development manager for PPG Industries where she worked for 14 years before taking time off to be a full-time mother. In 2004, she founded Operation Troop Appreciation, a national, nonprofit organization that provides “wish-list” items for military troops by providing Under Armour® T-shirts to a Pittsburgh-area National Guard unit. She has since expanded the project, tailoring care packages to the unique needs of each platoon she serves, dispensing to them personal care items, safety and tactical gear, DVDs, snacks, games, and other "wish list" items. She has tirelessly worked to engage companies such as PPG, Duquesne Light, Kroger Drug Stores, and Sam’s Club in OTA’s support the troops initiative, which has now served more than 100,000 troops from across the United States. She supported the morale of the soldiers she has served, sending them musical instruments so that they may decompress from their stressful duties, and filling their requests to outfit the children of the communities in which they serve with shoes and clothing. Kristen has been featured in Redbook magazine, receiving its 2005 "Mothers and Shakers" Award which recognizes outstanding women for their tireless efforts to champion a cause and acknowledges the tremendous impact they are making in their own communities and around the world, and by Pittsburgh magazine as one of "40 young people under the age of 40 who make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work or play". Kristen received the Senator John Heinz Veteran's Advocate Award and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush in 2006, and was again recognized by President Bush in 2008 at the White House as part of a ceremony recognizing volunteerism.
The Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award
Eric Bridenbaugh '06 earned his Master of Physician Assistant Sciences degree from St. Francis University in 2008 and is currently practicing in the medically underserved area of central Pennsylvania at the Altoona Regional Health System Trauma Surgery Department and at the Somerset Hospital Emergency Department. He has actively pursued his professional life through membership in the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants and has served Juniata College in a special capacity as an external reviewer of our Health Professions Program in 2009. He has supported the Juniata College chapter of Health Occupations Students of America as a guest speaker for the organization's inductions and has been a supportive and encouraging mentor for aspiring pre-physician assistant students. Eric has served as a role model for students in balancing professionalism with humility, and in balancing his professional life with his passion for sports and the outdoors.