What a wonderful time to be a Juniatian! In the pages of our Spring 2023 magazine, we celebrate the connections that create a campus, local, and global community. These connections are manifested in traditions, faculty mentorship, professional collaboration, and teamwork. Through the Bailey Oratorical, under the leadership of Donna Weimer, Thornbury Professor of Communication, we have been connected through shared experience of this beloved tradition. Mentored research pairs faculty members with students as partners in exploration to expand knowledge in myriad subjects. Visiting scholars bring a global perspective and strengthens students’ connection with international institutions. Athletics connects teammates with one another and their coaches, as well as providing an abiding sense of community between fans and our Juniata athletes. As spring moves into summer, signs of the transformative power of connection surround us. The Class of 2023, who have displayed incredible resilience and innovation, are poised to set out into the world and blaze a trail into the future with a cheering section of our alumni, faculty, and staff. The transition of the former Beeghly Library to the new Statton Learning Commons is a visible connection between our past and our future, a symbol of our commitment to our current students and those for generations to come. I am honored to be a part of this community of leaders and learners, connected by our shared sense of place, values, and commitments.
With warm regards,
James A. Troha, Ph.D.