Pedas Communication Center Groundbreaking
The James Pedas Communication Center combines Thiel's nearly 150 years of excellence in holistic liberal arts education with state-of-the-art technology, collaborative teaching methods and a creative, inspiring learning space.Join the Thiel College community at the groundbreaking ceremony on May 4 at 11 a.m. as we celebrate the first academic building on campus in more than 40 years, the man whose vision made the project possible and the next step in Thiel's mission of educating today’s students for tomorrow's opportunities. A reception will follow on the HMSC Terrace. Email email@example.com if you’d like to attend. Visit the Pedas Center webpage to learn more about this project.
Summer courses at Thiel are perfect for college-bound and dual enrollment high school students, students from other colleges and universities, Thiel undergraduates and others looking to delve deeply into an academic topic, earn college credit and take advantage of the educational excellence offered by Thiel College. Thiel's summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance of regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty. Visit the Summer Sessions webpage to learn more about what is offered during Thiel’s summer courses.
April Students of the Month
Caitlin Ferry, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Brookville, Pa., loves anything to do with language and neurological disorders. A conscientious and versatile student, Ferry is participative, attentive and inquisitive in her classes. She is a member of the Honors program as well as an active member of Sigma Tau Delta honorary, The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and serves on the Phoenix editorial board. She is also a tutor in the Writing lab, a volunteer at St. Paul’s and an active member of her sorority, Sigma Kappa. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in speech language pathology after graduation.
Sheena Johns, a senior psychology and criminal justice major from Worthington, Pa., is able to integrate her classroom learning, research and life experiences and produced work that one of her instructors describes as “graduate level.” She demonstrates academic leadership among her fellow students and helps others in her classes. Johns is a member of the Psychology Club, Criminal Justice Club, Habitat for Humanity, Outdoors Club. Alpha Chi honor society and Psi Chi (psychology) honorary.
60th Choir Reunion
Thiel Choir alumni are invited to participate in a three-day reunion of the Thiel Choir on June 27-29, 2013. The weekend includes overnight stays at Thiel, socializing with old and new friends, and an alumni concert in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. For more information about this exciting event, read the letter from choir director Michael Bray and then fill out the reunion questionnaire. We hope to see you all in June!
The annual Employee Recognition Dinner is April 18 and Thiel College faculty and staff are honored for their many years of service. This year’s honorees include: (45 years of service) James Bloomfield; (35 years of service) William Robinson; (30 years of service) William Moore; (25 years of service) Tracy DiGregorio and Patrick Hecking; (20 years of service) Stephanie Strecansky and Robert Wells; (15 years of service) Angela Virostick; (10 years of service) Martin Bright, Angelo Giannini, Erika Jones, Jeffrey Linn, Mario Marini, Michael McKinney, David Shaffer and Gary Witosky; (5 years of service) Barbara Carothers, Vicki Cousley, Joyce DeFrancesco, Rosanna Egelsky, Daniel Eppley, Victor Evans, John Gibson, Jeonghun Kim, Allen Morrill, Deborah Schreiber, Jie Wu and Stacey Yake.
Thiel is happy to welcome Leta Jeffers as the coordinator of annual giving for the College. Leta joined the College Advancement team on April 1.
She comes to Thiel from Edinboro University where she served as assistant director of the annual fund. Previously, she worked at General Electric in human resources. She is a graduate of Edinboro University with a degree in communication studies. Leta can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-589-2042.
Thanks for Catching Up with Us!
Spring phonathon is wrapping up this week. This spring, our team of 27 student callers worked diligently calling Thiel alumni and had many nostalgic and enriching discussions. The generosity and compassion expressed by the alumni left a profound impression on the students. Those Alumni that chose to donate during this year's spring phonathon have made an investment in Thiel's future and the enrichment of the educational experiences for generations to come. As the coordinator of the annual fund and on behalf of my student team, I would like to extend our gratitude and many thanks to you all. If we missed you in the phonathon, please look to your mailbox for a communication from senior caller Bree Sweet in the coming weeks! You can also make a secure gift online. Take care and we look forward to speaking with you again soon!
— Leta Jeffers, Coordinator of the Annual Fund
Alum to Present Horsemanship Clinic
Indy (Scott) O’Connor ’93 will present a two-day clinic in conjunction with the Thiel Equestrian Club on May 3 and 4 to teach essential gorund and saddle work to participants. To learn more about the clinic, including costs, download the flier. Spots are limited for those who wish to participate.
Quicker and Greener — and the Chance to Win an iPad mini!
If you've already updated your email address with Thiel College - thank you! We're looking to reconnect as many alumni as possible, so please share this link with your alumni friends so they can also stay in touch with their alma mater and perhaps win an iPad mini. Tell them to visit the email update website to enter! Winners will be notified by email in July. Please note that Thiel College does not and will not provide any of your personal information to anyone outside of the College.
You can also stay connected to Thiel through social media — Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr!
The best way to get the word out about the life-changing potential of a Thiel education is through the stories of our alumni and current students. So we want to know, why did you choose Thiel? Fill out this questionnaire and share your Thiel story! (Submissions will be used in admission and other publications for the College and are subject to editing for style, length and clarity.)
We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni and friends who passed away recently:
Uta S. Childs
Helen J. Hogue
E. Kathleen Beattie Weyers ’59
NCAA Division III Week
NCAA Division III Week was April 8-14. Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. You can check out videos from our student athletes discussing what D3 athletics mean to them at the Thiel Athletics website.
Tomcat Chosen as Hitter of the Week
Congrats to sophomore Danielle Massengill who was named the President’s Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week! Read more
Men’s Tennis Team Keeps Winning!
The men’s tennis team continued its successful season with a blanking of Mount Aloysius on Senior Day on April 8 (read the full story) and defeated Wilmington and Thomas More over the weekend (read the full story) . The team is on a win streak of four in a row. They take on Bethany today at 4 p.m.
Connect with Thiel Athletics
Rejoice: An April Evening for Choirs and Handbells
April 19, 7 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
The Thiel Choir, Chamber Springs and Handbell Ringers present their spring concert, which will include flower songs, spirituals and folksongs from Ireland and England. Free and open to the public.
Junior Visit Day
Wednesday, April 24
Do you know a high school junior that would be a great fit at Thiel College? Let them know about this upcoming Admissions event. RSVP here!
139th Baccalaureate and Commencement
May 5, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Parents and seniors can find information about commencement on the commencement webpage.
Blue-Gold Club Golf Outing
Greens of Greenville
For more information or to register, click here.
Save the Date: Tuesdays at Thiel
June 11 and July 16
Thiel’s annual summer visit days for prospective students.
Save the Date: Homecoming
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Look for a schedule of events this summer!
Need to RSVP?
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact the Alumni Services Office at email@example.com or (724) 589-2140.
Keep in Touch
Let us know if you have new contact information or exciting news in your life by filling out the online update form. You can also stay connected to Thiel through social media — Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr!