Magazine ~ Spring 2021

Magazine ~ Spring 2021


Dr. Eliot Fagley ’98, M.D.

Critical Thinking Skills Vital for Alum on Pandemic’s Frontline

Eliot Fagley ’98 graduated from high school with a clear plan for his future. He wanted to be a doctor. Choosing a liberal arts institution for his undergraduate degree was a decision that not only got him off to a successful start in his career, but helped him navigate the unprecedented challenges ahead. The leadership skills and knowledge learned during his years at Juniata are invaluable as a healthcare worker on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reggie Onyido with students

Students, Faculty, and Staff Form EDI Council

Inclusion is more than an idea at Juniata. It is central to our mission. As such, the newly-formed Juniata College Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI Council) began its vital work on campus during the Fall 2020 semester.

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First Generation celebration

First-Generation Forerunners

What is college? The easy answer is a place to learn material for future gainful employment. But the response is more complex than that. It is an opportunity to study, to discover, to grow, to challenge and to be challenged. It is likewise an institution with nuances and norms, many that are unfamiliar to their students.

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Mock Trial Competition

Making a Case for Collegiate Mock Trial

When Meadow Walshaw-Wertz of Sunbury, Pa., was looking at colleges, she argued against coming to Juniata.

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As Nation Casts Doubt on Higher Ed, Juniata Department Excels at Workforce Preparation

It’s no secret that colleges and universities have faced their share of challenges in recent years. Perhaps the most devastating blow—especially at an institution like Juniata and in a department like the accounting, business, and economics (ABE) department—was the criticism that higher education isn’t actually preparing students for the workforce. On the contrary, student needs and experiential learning opportunities are top priorities in the program.

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Student Vlogs

Team of Digital Storytellers Share Campus Life

A team of four digital storytellers, Anna Sule ’22, Claire Alfree ’22, Rohan Bandekar ’22, and Daniel Muleady ’21, are using their individual experiences, talents, and interests to share life at Juniata via vlogging.

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Rusty Crayfish Research

Finding a Living Laboratory for Aquatic Ecological Research

Coming to Juniata College five years ago was something of a watershed moment for George Merovich, associate professor of environmental science.

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Cookies for Caregivers

Cookies for Caregivers Becomes National Kindness Movement

When Scott McKenzie, associate director for athletic operations and associate athletic director, and Jeremy Uhrich started competing against each other in a fun-filled cookie baking competition, little did they know they would soon be leading a national kindness movement.

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Partnership Pathways

Partnerships Provide Transfer Pathways to Juniata

There are many paths to Juniata, and for graduates of two of the region’s community colleges, the route is clearer than ever!

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