2013-2014 Alumni Trustees
Carole Miller Calhoun '60
After graduating with a B.A. in English from Juniata in 1960, Carole Miller Calhoun moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she began her career in education in the Prince George’s County, MD, school system. She taught English at Francis Scott Key Middle School and then joined the staff that opened Crossland High School. She chaired the English Department at Eleanor Roosevelt High School until her appointment as administrator. She served as administrator at Largo and DuVal High Schools.
Carole received her master’s degree from Bowie State University and her doctorate from George Washington University. In addition, she had the privilege of studying in England for two summers – first at Oxford University and then at Cambridge.
Carole is married to George Calhoun, an attorney retired from the Department of Justice. They have just changed residence from Maryland to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. After her retirement, Carole taught at the University of Maryland, then joined the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra, and volunteered with the NSO’s Education Department at the Kennedy Center. She is actively involved in the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. She has served two terms on the Alumni Councill and worked on the committee for the Class of 60’s fiftieth reunion. Travel is her passion and her favorite form of education. Carol can be contacted by e-mail.
Nicole C. Close '92
Nicole graduated from Juniata in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology, received her Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and earned her Ph.D. from The George Washington University in Epidemiology. After 16 years of experience in clinical research in the US and Internationally, Nicole founded her own clinical research organization specializing in biostatistics in 2008 (EmpiriStat, Inc.). She later founded an Electrical Contracting company (Bear Rock Electric, Inc.) in 2011, and in 2013 created an alternative vacation experience for those who love the Outer Banks, NC called EZ Camping OBX.
Nicole served on Juniata’s Alumni Council from 2005-2008, and as an Alumni Trustee is proud to serve on the council again. Nicole is currently the vice chair for Juniata’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL) Board and has contributed her time as a guest lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies, mentor for entrepreneurialship interested students, and has participated as a judge for JCEL’s Business Plan Competition. Nicole has provided 8 scholarships for Juniata students to learn more about clinical trials and medical research culminating in their attendance with Nicole at the Society for Clinical Trials annual meetings in Baltimore, MD and in Vancouver, BC. Nicole also sponsors middle school students in Maryland for the Juniata Summer Science Splash Camp, introducing them to the college at an early age, and is a frequent participant at Juniata‘s Career Day in which she has personally hired 4 Juniata College students for her businesses. In 2013, Nicole was an Alumni Inductee into the Juniata Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded in 1914 that recognizes the development of the whole person, both as a present member of the community and as a prospective contributor to a better society. Nicole is married to Christopher J. Albrecht and they split their time between Acme, PA, Mt Airy, MD and Southern Shores, NC. Nicole and Chris enjoy hosting Juniata events for Alumni, friends and family in those areas. You may contact Nicole by e-mail.
Douglas A. Spotts '89
Doug graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in Biology and attended The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine to obtain his M.D. degree. He is a board certified family physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Until 2011, he was president and founder of Family Medical Care, PC in Lewisburg, PA. In 2011, he sold his practice to Evangelical Community Hospital when he was named the hospital’s first chief medical information officer. In addition to his professional responsibilities at Evangelical, Doug is currently serving as a trustee of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and vice president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.
Doug is married to Sue Ellen Shively Spotts and they are the parents of Ian and Hannah. He serves the community outside of medicine as an executive board member of Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America, member of the Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary Club, and as an active member of his church choir and Lay Eucharistic Minister team at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lewisburg. Doug enjoys music, running, and travel. Special Juniata memories include Concert Choir tours, Campus Ministry Board, working in the Admissions (now Enrollment) Office, and the “quad” apartment in East Houses. He is deeply honored to return to Alumni Council in the role of alumni trustee. Doug can be contacted by e-mail.