Two receive Young Alumni Medallions
Scott Hanna, Indonesia, and Timothy Juelson, Bismarck, N.D., were presented with Jamestown College's Young Alumni Medallion at Opening Convocation held Sept. 6.
Hanna works for PT Freeport Indonesia, a company with operations in the Indonesian province of Papua that include exploration and development, mining and milling of ore containing copper, gold and silver and the worldwide marketing of concentrates containing those metals. Scott serves as the Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham) Young Professionals Committee. He graduated with honors from Jamestown College in 2002, where he was president of the student government and NAIA Dakota Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete in football. He later received a master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in an elementary school. Scott has also attended the AB. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He was selected as the 1998 North Dakota Horatio Alger National Scholar, an award targeting students who have overcome adversity to achieve scholastically, and subsequently selected from the thousands of scholars selected since 1984 as the Horatio Alger 2004 Alumnus of the Year.
Hanna serves as a volunteer coach in flag football league for local children and has helped develop and organize a series of first-even, grass-roots charity events in Jakarta to help children including: Crossfit for Hope Jakarta, which raised more than $30,000 in one day to help Indonesian children suffering from cancer; and Drive Books, Not Cars which has raised more than $10,000 in the past year to support kids’ education in Indonesia.
Dr. Timothy J. Juelson joined The Bone and Joint Center in Bismarck, N.D. in 2011. He is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon with an additional year of fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports related injuries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Jamestown College where he graduated magna cum laude in 2001. While at Jamestown, he received the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship, competed in collegiate track and field and was the Jamestown College Science Club President. Dr. Juelson went on to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he obtained his medical degree. There he co-authored many papers and peer reviewed journals and presented at a national meeting where he received recognition for his third year research project. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. During his last year of residency, he served as chief resident and his research project won a national poster competition in 2010.
Dr. Juelson completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla.. During his career he has worked with countless high school, collegiate, and professional athletes from around the world. He has served as a team physician to the University of West Florida national championship baseball team, University of Auburn national championship football team, Washington High School football, Gulf Coast Community College, and Gulf Breeze High School football.
Hanna and Juelson addressed students, faculty, and staff gathered at the Opening Convocation and named a mentor whom they felt influenced their Journey to Success at Jamestown College. Hanna named Dr. Mark Joy, professor of history-political science, and Juelson named Dr. Carl Steffan, associate professor of chemistry.
The Young Alumni Medallion is presented each year to young alumni of Jamestown College who exemplify the characteristics of a Jamestown College liberal arts education while demonstrating lifelong learning, community service, and character.