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1999 Alumni Fellows

Posted: June 29, 2009

Barbara Howell Raphael '72, Donald B. Josephson '60
Barbara H. Raphael, Donald B. Josephson

Barbara H. Raphael, Donald B. Josephson

Barbara Howell Raphael, '72
Vice President of Research and Development
Adams Worldwide Research and Development,
a Division of Warner Lambert Company

Raphael earned a bachelor's degree in science, a master's degree in nutrition and a doctorate in food science from Penn State between 1966 and 1972. She distinguished herself as the first female to receive a graduate assistantship in the Department of Dairy Science, majoring in food science. As vice president of Gum and Confectionery Research and Development at Warner Lambert, she is responsible for labs in six countries and has helped develop and launch such products as Dentyne Ice, Certs Power Mints, Trident Advantage, Cool Whip Extra Creamy, Budget Gourmet Entrees, and many others.

She has been awarded the General Foods President's Award, chaired the General Foods Institute of Technology, and sponsored and initiated a women's network at Warner Lambert that is now supported by the corporation. She has served on the Board of Directors of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society, and helped organize the Penn State Professional Women's Networks in New York and New Jersey.

Donald B. Josephson, '60
Chairman of the Board of Continental Colloids, Inc.

Josephson received his B.A. in dairy science from Penn State in 1960. He is a founding partner in Continental Colloids, Inc., a recognized leader in developing food stabilizers and emulsifier blends for dairy and food manufacturers in North America and abroad. He is a board member of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), and a member of the Institute of Food Technologies. He is a past member of the IDFA Presidents' Forum Group and a past president of the Midwest Dairy Boosters. Josephson is also a member of Penn State's President's Club, the Nittany Lion Club, and the Food Industry Group. He is also a contributing member to the Bryce Jordan Center.