Not long ago, we marked one year since a virus brought the world around us to a halt. In a year marked by challenges and crisis, Juniata has redefined what it means to be a community. We move into spring with renewed hope and appreciation for our place here in central Pennsylvania and the people around us.
As you enjoy this edition of the Juniata magazine, join me in celebrating our outstanding programs, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We highlight the experiences of our first-generation to college students as well as the mentorship offered by faculty and staff members who are themselves the first in their families to attend college. The vibrance of our ABE program is spotlighted as well, giving a glimpse into the work of our talented faculty and students who carry their spirit of service and leadership into the business world.
I hope you are filled with pride as you learn more about the outstanding work of Juniatians who have committed their time and talents to others, caring for those fighting COVID-19, baking cookies for those on the frontline, sharing camaraderie and spirit through video story-telling, conducting research, or serving in positions to advise change.
Every step of the way, we have felt the support from our community near and far. Your gifts continue to make our efforts to provide an engaging, personalized educational experience possible.
James A. Troha