Magazine ~ Fall 2021

Magazine ~ Fall 2021

Class Notes ~ Fall 2021

  • 1960-1989


    Philip D. Brown and wife Ruth moved from Florida to North Carolina to be closer to family and friends.

    Lance E. Radbill


    (PHOTO) Lance E. Radbill and wife Ruth (Donaldson) Radbill ’72 say hello from Alabama.


    Timothy D. Statton celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary with Kathy (Stavru) Statton ’72.


    Fred C. Mason Jr. was featured in the latest issue of the Global CO2 Initiative newsletter from the University of Michigan. The article highlights his experience as an international executive supporting sustainability.

    Geoffrey W. Clarke

    (PHOTO) Geoffrey W. Clarke played at the annual faculty/former student golf outing on August 24 at the Huntingdon Country Club. Pictured: Geoff Clarke ’75, Bud Wise (former faculty and current trustee) Jim Lakso, Professor of Economics emeritus and Provost emeritus, Tony Kamnikar ’76, and Dennis Katawczik ’76.

    Bonnie K. (Garner) Risser

    (PHOTO) Bonnie K. (Garner) Risser was awarded a lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Community Banking Association for 45 years of dedicated work at Altoona First Savings Bank. She retired in March 2021.

    Howard M. Nathan

    (PHOTO) Howard M. Nathan stepped down from his position as President and CEO of the Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadephia at the end of 2021 to become Executive Director of Gift of Life’s Transplant Foundation. Pictured are (left) Howard Nathan and (right) Richard Hasz Jr., Vice President of Clinical Services, who will take over as president.


    Elaine (Becker) Jones was appointed to the Board of Directors at Myeloid Therapeutics.

    Keith A. Landis

    (PHOTO) Keith A. Landis retired from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. He and his dog, Mia, were featured on the cover of “Mature Living,” a community magazine for active seniors in Blair and Bedford Counties. After teaching multimedia and web design, Keith uses his technology skills to do private consulting and mentoring for various organizations.

    Michael S. Werley retired from Altria. During his career in toxicology and pharmacology, Michael became a Diplomate with the American Board of Toxicology from 1996-2021. He continues to do consulting work with Fairview Consulting, LLC, in Fredericksburg, Va.

    Thomas E. Terndrup


    (PHOTO) Thomas E. Terndrup golfed at Sunnehanna Country Club with former roommates. Pictured left to right: Blaise Michaels, Dennis Katawczik '76, Tony Kamnikar '76, Thomas Terndrup '77, Larry Hoover '76.


    Jeffrey D. Bloss began a new position as Chief Medical Officer for NuCana, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients.


    Linda D. Baker was awarded the Distinguished Veterinary Service Award for 2021 by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

    Ronald L. Fugate was appointed operating partner at Linden Capital Partners after serving as CEO of Perricone MD.

    Stephen J. Koreivo retired after 41 years as a Purchasing Professional for Solvay. He and his wife moved to Tennessee.


    Elyce M. (Eisele) Shean has been married to husband Rob Shean ’76 since 1989. They operate Beaver-Del Hotel & Campground, a unique hotel, restaurant/bar, and campground in the Catskills. They have four children and one grandchild.


    Heidi (Hess) Rice was awarded the Luz M. Frye Honored Educator Scholarship to provide funds for her teaching expenses.

    Michael S. Barnett


    (PHOTO) Michael S. Barnett met with fellow Juniata alumni Timothy Wilson ’89, Steven Grater ’89, Daniel Corazzi ’88, Christopher Glover ’89, Robert "Scott" Swartz ’89, Johnathan Seckinger ’90, and David Fouse ’89 at the Outer Banks, N.C., in the fall of 2020.

  • 1990-2009
    Eric T. Miller


    (PHOTO) Eric T. Miller and his wife, Ruoxia Li, accepted positions as co-executives of Global Mission for the Church of the Brethren.

    Carrie L. (Wiley) Kephart


    (PHOTO) Carrie L. (Wiley) Kephart was promoted to Product Manager for Mutual Benefit Group.


    Thomas L. McClain began a new position as Assistant Director of Instructional Technology for Juniata College’s Information Technology and Library Services team.


    Steven J. McElroy started a new position as Division Chief of Neonatology at UC Davis.

    Jennifer (Pletcher) Mitchell

    (PHOTO) Jennifer (Pletcher) Mitchell began a new position as Superintendent of Huntingdon Area School District. She has worked in previous roles for Huntingdon and other districts as principal of Standing Stone Elementary, lead principal in Mifflin County School District, and vice superintendent at Hollidaysburg Area School District.


    Stephen T. Kulp started a new position as Vice President of Operations for Peptilogics, a biotechnology platform company. He will be responsible for contracting, procurement, corporate information technology, and facilities management for the company.

    Shelly D. (Brown) Rivello


    (PHOTO) Shelly D. (Brown) Rivello started a new position as Chief Operating Officer at Broad Top Area Medical Center.

    Erik P. DuMont

    (PHOTO) Erik P. DuMont was visited by former classmates Nico de Beco ’00 and Elisa (Rocha) de Beco ’00 in Washington, D.C.

    Jennifer L. Lowe graduated magna cum laude from the Arizona State University Campus with a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies in March 2021.

    Mark C. Molnar

    (PHOTO) Mark C. Molnar addressed Tyrone High’s Class of 2021 as their commencement speaker.

    Corrinne M. Joseph-Tendo


    (PHOTO) Corrinne M. Joseph-Tendo met up with Professor Henry Thurston-Griswold while bringing son Ari Tendo ’25 to start his first year at Juniata.


    Kesha A. Baptiste-Roberts is the 2021 recipient of the Abraham Lilienfeld Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) which recognizes excellence in teaching of epidemiology over the course of a career.


    Erin L. (Frazier) Anderson was awarded the 2020-2021 Northern Virginia District PTA Elementary Volunteer of the Year for her role as PTA President at Hollin Meadows Elementary School. She completed advocacy work for elementary age students and disadvantaged students, as well as helped her PTA earn four other awards for NOVA District PTA. Erin is serving her second year as PTA president at Hollin Meadows.

    Miranda (Gresko) Peruso was named a Stellar Speaker at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education All District Conference.

    Gregory A. Strunk’s company NURSEry Rhymes has partnered with Juniata College to open expanded childcare and preschool options for community members. After starting in the Sill Business Incubator, they are now located in Lesher Hall and open year-round.

    Jessica L. (Yutzey) Quinter started a new position as Principal of Park Forest Elementary School in State College.


    Holly M. (Lechien) Habbershon was awarded the OD Honor Award for her accomplishments as part of the Excellence in Animal Care for DVR COVID-19 Response Team.

    Lauren N. (Mickley) Byrd


    (PHOTO) Lauren N. (Mickley) Byrd was awarded 2021 Harford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.


    Elena A. Long was the focus of an article published by Symmetry Magazine detailing her accomplishments and extensive LGBT+ advocacy in physics.


    Joseph G. Daft has been awarded tenure at Lee University as a professor of biology and health science.


    Kimberly B. (Wagner) Hilling was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s 2021 Hall of Fame Class. A two-sport athlete, Kim was a standout field hockey player for four years and spent a year on the softball team, where she was named first team all-conference in 2005. Her field hockey accolades were numerous, including Rookie of the Year in 2004 and Commonwealth Conference (now MAC Commonwealth) Player of the Year in 2006. She was a three-time all-conference selection. She is the all-time points leader at Juniata with 184 points, the all-time goal leader with 81 goals, and ranks fifth in assists. Kim was inducted into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.


    Leah R. Lumeya led a Zoom discussion for Juniata students on her insights into transitional experiences of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who in 2006, participated in the first democratic election held in four decades.

  • 2010-2021


    Mark E. Prins is working as Community Liaison at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

    Lauren J. Auster-Gussman


    (PHOTO) Lauren J. Auster-Gussman published a children’s book titled "Amelia’s Journey to Find Family" about her dog Amelia and her animal rescue and adoption journey.


    Ara M. Brancamp became a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and is working on her MFA in Writing.


    Clayton A. Cooper started a new position as a family physician for Geisinger Lewistown in September 2021, after completing his residency in family medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

    Mario W. DeYulis


    (PHOTO) Mario W. DeYulis completed his medical education at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and started a new position with the Emergency Medicine Department at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

    Candice B. Kerestan

    (PHOTO) Candice B. Kerestan was elected International Chair of Democrats Abroad and is the youngest serving state party chair in the Democratic Party.

    Victoria I. Rehr is now a Director of Policy and Data Analytics at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.


    Richard L. Burgan graduated from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Ricky will do his residency in Anesthesiology at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md.


    Brandon C. Drenning completed his Doctorate Degree of Dental Surgery from the University at Buffalo. He will be doing a one-year residency at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center.

    Emily K. Zimmerman graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She started as a veterinarian at Palmyra Animal Clinic.


    Kyle R. Bargo started a new position as Cloud Infrastructure Engineer for BDO USA, LLP in August 2021.

    Jared P. Miller

    (PHOTO) Jared P. Miller co-authored a book, “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law: Risks and Mitigation,” for LexisNexis Singapore with his fellow law school professors and classmates.

    Jill A. Palmer


    (PHOTO) Jill A. Palmer started a new position as Communications Coordinator for Mutual Benefit Group.

    Scott M. Rahner Jr. started a new position as a special education teacher for New Providence School District. He is also completing his Master’s in Reading at Montclair State University to obtain Highly Qualified Status in Reading and Writing.


    Fisher H. Stroud started a new position as a video clearance producer for entertainment website Vox.


    Abigail E. Altland joined American University’s School of International Service for a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication. She also accepted the position of Graduate Assistant in the Abroad at AU office and the position of Research Assistant through the SIS Dean’s Merit Award program.

Births & Adoptions

Kyler John

(PHOTO) Kelli D. (Sheesley) Schmid ’98 and husband Jon are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kyler John, on July 22, 2021.

Stephanie (Claar) Krug ’03 and James J. Krug ’02 welcomed son, Archie Blaise, to their family on July 27, 2021. Archie joins older sisters, Cammie, Lydia, and Violet.

Shane A. Fuhrman ’06 and Julia N. (Gwin) Fuhrman ’06 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Paul, on Jan. 19, 2021.

Morgan (Kelly) Heisman ’09 and Evan T. Heisman ’09 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Brixton Joshua, in Feb. 2021.

Nicholas Joseph

(PHOTO) Kristin (Noetzel) Veno ’11 and husband Michael are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Joseph, on July 25, 2021.

Leo Thomas

(PHOTO) Lauren N. (Seganos) Cohen ’11 and husband Jason are happy to announce the birth of their son, Leo Thomas, on July 15, 2021.

Colson Spayd

(PHOTO) Brittany L. (Spayd) Ranck ’12 and husband Broden welcomed son, Colson Spayd, to their family on Dec. 15, 2020. Colson joins older brothers Nolan and Landon.

Adrienne E. (Ballreich) Cohen ’16 and husband Yaron are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Josef, on Sept. 10, 2021.


Lydia Gorba ’14 and Matthew Brumbaugh ’16

Lydia Gorba ’14 and Matthew Brumbaugh ’16 were married Sept. 26, 2020. Attending the ceremony were (back row l-r) James Brumbaugh, Scott Sauerwine ’85, Kelvin Abrashoff ’16, Frank Marin ’16, Catherine (Brumbaugh) Marin ’16, Matthew Brumbaugh ’16 (groom), Lydia Gorba ’14 (bride), Kelsea Decker ’14, Andrew Maul ’14, Emma Brumbaugh ’11, Mary (Brumbaugh) Glaser ’90, Adam Weaver ’15; (front row l-r) Janelle (Brumbaugh) Weaver ’81, Felicia (Roppelt) Abrashoff ’17, and Rebecca Katz ’17.

Catherine (Brumbaugh) Marin ’16 and Frank Marin ’16

Catherine (Brumbaugh) Marin ’16 and Frank Marin ’16 were married Nov. 8, 2019 in New York. Attending the ceremony were (fourth row, l-r) Christina (Estright) Downey ’17, Clayton Reichart ’17, Frank Brumbaugh ’15, Matthew Brumbaugh ’16, Lucas Navin ’16, Zachary Doyle ’14, Andrew Paterno ’17, Evan Rineer ’17, Sean Collins ’16, George Schwarderer; (third row, l-r) Cassandra Biondi ’16, Janelle Brumbaugh-Weaver ’81, Hillary (Palmer) Cree ’14, Brian Brumbaugh ’19, Ethan Cree ’15, Lydia Gorba ’14, Rebecca Katz ’17, Felicia (Roppelt) Abrashoff ’17, Emma Brumbaugh ’11, Frank Marin ’16 (groom), Catherine (Brumbaugh) Marin ’16 (bride), Mary (Brumbaugh) Glaser ’90, Scott Sauerwine ’85, Maurice Slinger ’17, Joshua Gongloff ’15; (second row, l-r) Kelvin Abrashoff ’16 and Anthony Downey ’17; (first row, l-r) Adam Weaver ’15, Jonah Plymire ’16, Christian Hague ’16, Bryan Pyle ’17, Brad Eshelman ’16, and Matt Denver ’19.

Brittany Mlynek ’17 and Kyle Bargo ’18

Brittany Mlynek ’17 and Kyle Bargo ’18 were married Oct. 10, 2020 in Belleville, Pa. Attending the ceremony were Nathan Bargo ’21, Ben Gemballa ’18, John Maclay ’18, Hayden Snook ’18, and Jessilyn Jones ’18.