Homecoming 2013 — Proud of our Past, Building for our Future
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13
We're putting together an exciting, event-filled weekend for this year's Homecoming Celebration. Look forward to old favorites and some brand new events!
- Blue-Gold Golf Scramble and Reception
- Archives Open, Art Show and Wine Tasting (in the library)
- Class of 1963 50th Class Reunion and Dinner
- Class of 1958 55th Class Reunion Dinner
- Student-Alumni Networking Reception
- Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony (Congratulations to Service to Thiel Award winners: Dr. James Bloomfield and Ray Hanlon '74; Distinguished Alumni Award winners: Dr. William Reinhart '61, Michael Lanciotti Jr. '78 and John "Jack" Martin '75; and Young Alumni Awards winners: Branning James Street '06 and Grant Alexis '05
- Alumni Reunion Dinner
- Homecoming Pep Rally and Court Announcement
- Choir Alumni Breakfast (to be held on campus this year)
- Tommy Tomcat Kids' Zone
- Campus Tours
- Shooting Club Demonstration
- Women's Volleyball vs. Westminster (11 a.m.) and Waynesburg (3 p.m.)
- Glass of 2013 Gift Dedication
- Alumni Basketball Tournament
- Tailgate Luncheon at alumni stadium
- Bly Hall Renovation Dedication and Meet and Greet with new faculty and staff
- Annual Homecoming Parade
- Homecoming Football Game (Tomcats vs. St. Vincent Bearcats)
- Post-game Tent party
- Brother Martin Legacy Society Inductions
- Passavant Legacy Society Inductions
- President's Recognition Dinner
- Tomcat Prowl
- Service of Remembrance (recognizing those alumni and friends who have passed away since last Homecoming)
- Alumni/student softball, baseball and volleyball games
Schedule is tentative and subject to change - a complete schedule of events and details will be sent later this summer and don't forget to visit our website for updates!
Thiel License Plates
Pennsylvania drivers can show their Tomcat pride by displaying the official Thiel College license plate you see here. This Thiel College license plate is available for a one-time fee of $20. Anyone interested in obtaining a specialty plate can download an application by visiting the Alumni homepage and following the instructions there!
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.
60th Anniversary Reunion Concert of the Thiel Choir
Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m.
David Johnson Memorial Chapel
The Reunion Concert will feature both choir alumni and repertoire that span the 60 years of the choir's history. Eighty choir alumni will be on campus all weekend rehearsing for event! The concert is free and open to the public.
Only a few days left for your name to be added to the Honor Roll of Generosity!
Please join other alumni and friends and make your annual gift to The Thiel Fund by fiscal year end on June 30! With your help our students will be able to pursue their dreams of attaining a Thiel education. Your gift will also help increase alumni participation rates which are considered when Thiel is ranked among other higher education institutions. Every gift matters! Alumni and friends are encouraged to make a gift in support of Thiel College this year, so please consider making yours today! You can make a gift by mail, over the phone, in person or you may give a gift online. For more information, please contact Leta Jeffers, coordinator of annual giving, at 724-589-2042 or email@example.com. Your annual support allows current students to experience the exceptional, personalized learning that only Thiel College offers. Thank you for creating opportunities and fulfilling dreams.
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:
Mary Ellen Dart
Raymond V. Dunmire '50
Dolorese (McDannell) Firth '53
Robert B. Fisher '56
Knute E. Hamre '58
Susan L. (Stone) Huber '83
Marion Nelson Lampkins
William John McKee '65
Thomas M. Messer '43
David E. Moyle '64
M. Evaline (Lackey) Packard '46
Cleone (Daugherty) Witte '59
Lutellus Baumgartel '59
Barbara C. (Heasley) Burgess '48
Louann K. (Fike) Harkins '54
Mary Beth (Barton) Shafer '68
Tomcats Football Schedule Announced - Mark your calendars!
September 7 @ Juniata (Noon)
September 14 vs. Rochester (1:30 p.m.)
September 21 @ Geneva (7 p.m.)
September 28 @ Washington & Jefferson (2 p.m.)
October 5 @ Waynesburg (1:30 p.m.)
October 12 vs. St. Vincent (3 p.m. - Homecoming Game)
October 19 vs. Thomas More (1:30 p.m.)
November 2 @ Bethany (1 p.m.)
November 9 vs. Westminster (7 p.m. - under the lights!)
November 16 vs. Grove City (1 p.m.)
Follow Your Tomcats! Fans can listen to live radio broadcasts of all 10 football games this season by tuning to News Talk 790 AM WPIC. Hugh Ringer and Don Achenbach '77 will call the action. Links for live webcasts and audio streaming of football games will be available at the Thiel Athletics website. In addition, fans can listen to football games by logging on to 790WPIC.com or by using the iHeartRadio app on mobile devices.
Tomcat Fans Had a lot to Cheer About During Spring 2013
Graduating senior, Nick Rossmiller ’13, (pictured with Director of Athletics, Jack Leipheimer (center) and President Troy VanAken) threw the first perfect game in Thiel College baseball history! A feat so rare, in fact, that in NCAA Division III baseball history, Rossmiller became just the sixteenth pitcher to toss a perfect game.
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Rossmiller was also selected as PAC Player of the Year.
The Thiel College women’s lacrosse team claimed the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship marking the only PAC championship for Thiel, in any sport, this season. "We had three goals this season-to have a winning record, and to both host and win the PAC Championship and we did all three as a second-year program," said Thiel head coach Kati Robbins.
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Three women were named to All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) softball teams, voted on by the league’s head coaches. Congratulations to Danielle Massengill (left), Ashley Dolan (center) and Amanda Callahan (right).
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Dolan and Massengill were also named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Second Team.
Meri Steinmetz and Nic Jones earned event titles during the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) track & field championships. Steinmetz took the title in the 800-meter run and set a school record with a time of 2:23.70! Jones finished first in the high jump (6-04) and earned an All-PAC First Team bid.
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Connect with Thiel Athletics
Blue-Gold Club Golf Outing
Greens of Greenville
For more information or to register, click here.
Save the Date: Tuesdays at Thiel
Thiel's annual summer visit days for prospective students features a new twist this year! We're inviting Thiel College alumni to accompany a prospective student-children, niece and nephews, friends or even a neighbor-to campus for this visit day. You'll be able to catch up with what's going on at your alma mater while sharing Thiel with someone who may be a great fit for the College too! Register online
Chart Your Course
A visit day for rising juniors
This special visit day is for students entering college in fall 2015. Register today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!