2014 Alumni Meritorious Service Awards

Robert H. Joseph, Jr. '69

Bob Joseph has given selflessly of his time, energy, and resources to the benefit of Gettysburg College. As a Gettysburg student, he served his classmates as a member of the Senior Class Council, and as the Secretary and Social Chairman of Sigma Chi. After earning a B.A. in Business Administration in 1969, Bob also served his country through two years in the U.S. Army before embarking upon a successful career in finance. In his 39 years in the field, Bob rose to the rank of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AllianceBernstein L.P. before retiring in 2010. 

As an alumnus of the College, Bob has willingly embraced a wide breadth and range of volunteer roles, usually in a leadership position. Most recently, he served as chair of the Campaign Steering Committee, and he has also chaired the Commission on the Future’s Task Force on Supporting Student Success and the 2005 Career Distinction Task Force. In addition, he’s played pivotal volunteer roles in the last three campaigns for the College.

His volunteerism also includes a robust 14 years of service on the Board of Trustees (which he vice chaired for two years), and key positions on the Greek Life Advisory Council, the Athletics and Recreation Committee, the Life Safety Task Force, the New York Leadership Group, and several reunion committees.

Bob has two grown children and three grandchildren, and lives with his wife, Marilyn, in New York City, where he actively promotes the Gettysburg alumni network.

James M. Weaver '64, P'04

Jim Weaver has served Gettysburg College with dedication and distinction. As a Gettysburg student, Jim was actively involved in Tau Kappa Epsilon, the College Choir, and Cross Country. After earning his B.A. in Business Administration in 1964, he went on to earn an M.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. at Temple University. These academic achievements led to a vibrant professional career, and amidst these successes Jim has prioritized serving the College.

He was on the Board of Trustees for 10 years, including a four-year term as Chair, and has also provided leadership on numerous committees. Those include the Board of Fellows, the Commission on the Future’s Task Force on Enhancing Residential Life, the Sunderman Conservatory Oversight Board, the Greek Life Advisory Council, the Philadelphia Leadership Group, the Campaign Planning Committee, and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (which he co-chaired in 2005). Now a Trustee Emeritus, Jim continues to unite Gettysburgians through Gettysburg Career Connections and his 50th Reunion Committee. He also established the James M. Weaver ’64 Fund for Creative Teaching. 

He and his wife, Karen, live in Gwynned Valley, PA and have grown children, including Brent, a 2004 Gettysburg grad.

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