Doesn’t it drive you a little crazy when someone mispronounces your name? That used to drive us crazy too, since there seem to be so many ways one could choose to pronounce J-U-N-I-A-T-A.
At “Joo-nee-at-uh” we’re proud of our name and our many alumni who’ve made a name for themselves—thanks, in part, to the education they received here at our College.
- Friedhelm [FREED-helm] H. Wulczyn [WOOL-chin], Juniata class of 1975, Senior Research Fellow, University of Chicago.
- John Kuriyan [CURE-ee-ahn], Juniata class of 1981, Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley.
- Curtis Fenstermacher [FEN-stir-make-er], Juniata class of 1994, senior project manager at WSFS Bank.
- Blake Colaianne [CO-lay-nee], Juniata class of 2011, who in 2012 won the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association William B. McIlwaine [MICKEL-waine] Science Teaching Award.
- Mitchell Dunklebarger [DUNK-uhl-BARG-ger], Juniata class of 2014, currently enrolled in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award at the National Cancer Institute.
- Rika [REE-kah] Opio [OH-pi-oh], Juniata class of 2015, now working at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
So, now that you know for sure how to pronounce the name of this fabulous college, do us a favor: When you come visit (soon we hope), and you happen to see our president walking across the quad with his coffee cup in his hand, please go up to him and say, “President Troha,” [“Troha,” thankfully, is pronounced exactly as it looks] “I just love it here at JOO-NEE-AT-UH College!" That will make him smile.