Alumni are invited to participate in Thiel's annual winter celebration, Winter Weekend, and the third annual Black & White Ball on Feb. 8 and 9. View the schedule and RSVP online!
The Greek Summit is a gathering of current and former Thiel College fraternity and sorority members who come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Thiel Greek community. The summit includes a guest speaker, Summer Rothrock, assistant director, leadership development and Greek affairs, at the University of Pittsburgh, recognition awards for members of Thiel’s Greek chapters, lunch and socializing in the chapter houses. If you would like to participate in the Greek Summit, you may RSVP online.
Spring Choir Tour
The Thiel Choir is hitting the road for its annual spring tour in March. Local alumni and friends along the tour are invited to attend! All performances begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Tour dates and locations are:
- Friday, March 1: Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, Greensburg, Pa.
- Saturday, March 2: St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pa.
- Sunday, March 3: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, Md.
- Wednesday, March 6: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Raleigh, N.C.
- Thursday, March 7: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lexington, N.C.
- Friday, March 8: First Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, W.Va. (Performance at 7:30 p.m.)
- Saturday, March 9: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glenshaw, Pa.
For more information about any of these performances, please contact the respective church offices. There is no charge for admission, but a freewill offering will be taken.
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!
Congratulations, Vira Heinz Scholars
Three female students have earned $5,000 Vira I. Heinz Scholarships for Women in Global Leadership to fund study abroad experiences in summer 2013. Junior Victoria Challingsworth (center) will travel to Argentina, sophomore Keeley Criswell (right) will travel to Spain and sophomore Grace Hildebrand (left) will travel to the Czech Republic. Congratulations and bon voyage to our Vira Heinz scholars!
The Thiel Faculty Executive Committee, sponsors of the new Thiel Forum initiative, invite alumni and friends to the spring 2013 Forums. There will be a Forum each month, with the first to be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
Dr. Cynthia Sutton, professor of sociology, will discuss her sabbatical work and the three recent Vira Heinz Scholars - Leah Kook, Joslyn Cook and Emily Friedrich - will share their summer 2012 study abroad experiences. The remaining Forums will be held on Feb. 21, March 21 and April 11.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program Features Thiel Alumnus
On Monday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center, the Thiel College MLK Day program will feature guest speaker Dr. Robert Crutchfield '71, professor of sociology at the University of Washington; a mime performance by TC Soldiers for God; and food, door prizes and networking.
This annual holiday affords us an opportunity to reflect upon the past while seeking hope, determination and an opportunity to act upon the promise of the future. Join us for this special event.
Called to Serve
Do you feel called to serve your alma mater? What better way than the Alumni Association Board of Directors! The Alumni Association currently has four vacancies on the board.
Members of the Board are expected to be enthusiastic advocates of Thiel College and its alumni association, effective communicators of our mission, and stewards in administering and managing the Alumni Association. Board members attend at least three of four meetings each year, serve on one of five standing committees - admissions, career services, development, communication and nominations/awards, represent the interests of the alumni as well as being an advocate for the College to the alumni, and participate in the Thiel Fund.
For more information or to express your interest in serving on this important board, contact Joe Nairn '79, chair of the nominations committee.
We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni and friends who passed away recently:
Betty J. (DuMars) Collins '47
Ann (Trezona) Howell '43
Joseph A. Marasco '52
E. Donald Marshall
Frances T. (Steger) Reed '75
Dale F. Slingluff
Donald G. Stitt
Alumni Web Survey
Thiel College is undertaking a large project to redesign the College's website, and we want to know what you think of our current site and any wishes/suggestions you may have for a new Thiel website. Tell us your thoughts through this brief online survey. Click to take the survey!
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 chose 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.)
Check out the top 12 moments from Thiel Athletics fall and winter seasons - from broken records to "the Play," it was an eventful season!
Men's Volleyball and Baseball Schedules Released
Mark your calendars for the 2013 men's volleyball season, which begins Jan. 22 in Adrian, Michigan, or the 2013 baseball season, which begins in March in Florida. You can visit the Thiel Athletics website at any time to check the schedules for your other favorite Tomcat sports or to watch/listen to athletic contests as they happen!
Connect with Thiel Athletics
Save the Date:
Academic Scholarship Competition Days
Jan. 19 - 27; Feb. 16-17
If you know of students who may be a great "fit" for Thiel, please encourage them to apply or contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345 for more information or to set up a personal visit! Students who apply by Dec. 31 (and are accepted by Jan. 11) will be considered for invitation to the Academic Scholarship Competition Days where they can compete for scholarships up to full tuition!
Campus Preview Day
Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Thiel College Career Fair
Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m.
Gym Multipurpose Room
This intimate career fair will feature graduate schools, internship sites and employers looking for full time hires.
Winter Weekend/Greek Summit
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 - 9
OBC Soul Food Feast
Feb. 10, 5 p.m.
Guest speaker, live performance, variety of great foods, door prizes and networking.
Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, featuring Apollo's Fire
March 20, 7:30 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the public.
Save the Date: 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!
Education First College Study Tour to Germany and the Alps
May 15-25, 2013
Deadline for signing up is Feb. 9. Contact Barbara Long-Cooper at 724-589-2255 or email@example.com for more information or to reserve your spot!
Need to RSVP?
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact the Alumni Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 589-2140.
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