Dr. L. Robert Juckett was an associate professor of accounting and business administration at St. Joseph’s University for 28 years. He was the director of the graduate program in business administration at the school from 1976 to 1978. Besides serving on committees for admissions and for educational policy, he was freshman academic advisor and a member of the curriculum committee for business education.
Born in 1922, Dr. Juckett was raised in Carbondale, PA and was a graduate of the University of Scranton. He received his master’s degree in education at Boston University and his doctorate from Temple University. He taught at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre from 1950 to 1962 then joined the faculty at St. Joseph’s University.
Before entering the field of education, Dr. Juckett was a member of the auditing staff of George Rossiter & Company, a New York company that became part of KPMG Peat Marwick. He also served as assistant cashier for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company of Boston and was a member of the Philadelphia Business Academy.
Dr. Juckett was a member of the Upper Darby School Board for six years and served on various school board committees, chairing its budget and finance committees.
Known for community service and "cura personalis", the scholarship goes to individuals who exemplify his scholarly ability and service to the community.