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2010 Alumni Fellow

Posted: April 13, 2010

Louis Galliker III, 1956 Dairy Science, Chairman/President of Galliker Dairy Company

Louis G. Galliker began his distinguished career with the Philadelphia Dairy Products Co., Division of Foremost Dairies, Inc., of Philadelphia, PA., as a sales representative working out of Newark, NJ and White Plains, NY.  He started with Galliker Dairy Company on January 1, 1958, and bacame its President in 1968.  He became the Chairman of the Board June 28, 2002 and the Chairman/President April 2006.

Gallikers's organizational memberships include the Boards of Directors of the International Ice Cream Association, Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers (past president) and Pennsylvanians for Effective Government.  His past association memberships include secretary of the Milk Industry Foundation, president of Pennsylvania Food Industry Council and past member of its executive committee, past president of Northeast Ice Cream Manufacturers Association, past member of board of directors, past president and past member of the marketing committee of Wuality Chekd Dairies, Inc., past member of the board of directors of National Association for Milk Marketing Reform and Promistart Financial Corporation and chairman of its Audit Committee.

Galliker's community involvement has included the United Way of Greater Johnstown (past board member and president), Talus Rock Girl Scout Council, Greater Johnstown Jaycees, Greater Johnstwon Chamber of Commerce (past board member and president), Bachelors Club, Rotary Club of Johnstown and member of the Sunnehanna Country Club.  His local awards have included the Talus Rock Girl Scout Council Community Service Award and Thanks Badge.

Galliker is a member and former treasurer of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, member of the Mount Nittany Society, member of the President's Club, life member, Penn State Alumni Association and member of the Society of Distinguished Alumni.  Galliker received the Penn State Club of Johnstown Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1980 and the Pennsyvania State University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1985.

He and his wife, Patricia ('57, Health and Human Development, Penn State) have four daughters and they are the proud grandparents of twelve.