The Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the Alumni Association who are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-elected to a second term. In addition, at-large members may be elected whose geographic location prevents them from attending meetings but who are interested in promoting the college in their area. Each board member is assigned to one of five committees as outlined in the Alumni Association By-Laws. Interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors? Contact the Alumni Office for more information.
Antonio Quarterman ’08 - President
Antonio graduated from Thiel College with a degree in political science. He was the president of the Organization of Black Collegians and his class. He also participated in football, track and field, and Phi Sigma Alpha. Antonio attended Youngstown State University and graduated in 2010 with a Master of Science in education. Antonio currently works as the director of student life at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus. Antonio is also active in the community, serving on the YWCA board, the Center for Race and Gender Equity, the Junior Board for Every Child, Inc., and serving as the campus coordinator for the Black Male Leadership Development Institute. Antonio and his wife, Jessica, have a son, Colton, and reside in Pittsburgh.
Liz Prada ’04 - Vice President
Liz graduated from Thiel College with dual degrees in accounting and business administration. She has spent the past 10 years working in accounting and treasury roles at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She is a finance and operations analyst at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business. Liz attended Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College receiving a Master of Public Management degree in 2013. Her ties to Heinz College remain strong, as she serves as an admissions ambassador, alumni mentor and teaching assistant. Liz resides in Pittsburgh.
Chelsea Costello ’14 - Secretary
Chelsea graduated from Thiel College with a degree in business administration - human resources and business communication. During her time at Thiel, she served as president and vice president of the Student Government Association. She was also actively involved in The Thiel Players, Chi Eta Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Order of Omega, Les Lauriers, Society for Collegiate Journalists, and Endymion–where she served as the editor. Chelsea is also an alumni member of the Sigma Kappa Gamma Delta Chapter on Thiel's campus. Chelsea works as an admission counselor at Thiel College.
Deborah Ajak Mogle ’75
Debbie graduated from Thiel College with a degree in psychology and teaching certificate in elementary education. While a student, she served as the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority president, a staff writer for The Thielensian, a student guide for the admissions office and held a campus job working in the library. She was also involved in the Panhellenic Council, forensics and their honorary society, student government, and intramural sports. She is a former teacher for the Diocese of Erie. She taught fourth grade at Sacred Heart School in Sharon, Pa. Debbie then went on to own and operate two Hallmark card and gift shops named Lynn's Hallmark Shop located in New Castle, Pa. She received many honors from the Hallmark Corporation for retail. Her store was selected to have an ornament artist travel from Kansas City, Mo. to the Towne Mall store to sign Christmas ornaments for her customers. Debbie is married to David B. Mogle '71, and they are the proud parents of one son, David B. II. She has remained active at Thiel College, attending as many activities possible. She resides in Hermitage, Pa.
Michael A. Allen ’90
Michael graduated from Thiel with a degree in communication. Upon graduation, he worked at WSEE-TV35 in Erie, Pa. as an editor/cameraman before leaving for Washington, D.C. to work for BET. While at BET, Michael won an NAACP Image Award for working on a network special for the “Teen Summit” series. He also owns Ovie Entertainment Group, LLC, and has worked with many networks/facilities as an editor and producer, including: America’s Most Wanted (Fox), Discovery Channel, the University of Maryland and The Congressional Black Caucus. Michael is employed at ABC in the Washington, D.C. bureau and has worked as an editor for various shows including “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” where he earned two Emmys as a part of the production team. Currently, he is the senior video editor for “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” at ABC.
Laura Broome ’92
Laura graduated from Thiel College in 1992 with a double major in accounting and business administration. While at Thiel, Laura was a member of Chi Omega and held executive office for three terms as educator, treasurer and secretary. She was also a member of Lambda Sigma, an admissions tour guide and worked as an accounting intern at St. Paul Homes.
After graduating from Thiel, Laura worked as an Accounts Payable Specialist for Triad Management Group in Mt. Braddock, Pa., and Transtar, Inc, which is owned by U.S. Steel. Laura held various positions including the railroad’s Car Accountant. In 2003, she earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business from Point Park University.
In 2005, Laura moved to Alpharetta, Ga., to work with Kinder Morgan. She is the Manager of Products Accounting in the Alpharetta Control Center and oversees inventory accounting and contract administration for the Southeast and Mid-Continent operations under the Products Pipelines group. Laura resides in Alpharetta, Ga., with her husband, Stan, and their dog, Lily.
Nikki Colpo ’06
Nancy Cox ’02
Nancy graduated from Thiel with a degree in accounting and business administration. While at Thiel she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Chi Eta Sigma honorary, The Thiel Players and the Thiel softball team.
Nancy is a CPA at The Bonadio Group in Amherst, N.Y. Prior to her employment with Bonadio, she was an auditor with KPMG, LLP in Pittsburgh. Nancy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of The Bonadio Group’s signature leadership development program, the Bonadio Leadership University. She is a member of the Frontier Central School District Audit Committee, the Board of Directors for the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Risk Management Association – Buffalo Chapter and the Advisory Committee for the Hamburg School District Academy of Finance. Nancy is on the Community Engagement Committee and an ambassador for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, a member of the Ambassador Committee for Child and Family Services and a member of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives. Nancy graduated from the Leadership Buffalo Class Experience program in 2014.
Nancy lives in Hamburg, N.Y. with her husband, Chris, and their two children.
Maggie A. Giel-Bovaird ’09
Maggie graduated magna cum laude from Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies and media communication. She also holds a Masters in Education K-12 school counseling degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Maggie joined Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pittsburgh in 2011 and is the program director of their Mentor 2.0 program. Prior to joining Big Brothers and Big Sisters, she worked in the marketing department at Dollar Bank in Pittsburgh as a departmental intern and administrative assistant. She also works occasionally as a guest services representative for the Simon Property Group at the Ross Park Mall.
While a student at Thiel, Maggie worked in the Academic Student Services office as an office assistant and in the Academic Success Center as a peer mentor. She served as the 2009 class secretary and on the 2009 Senior Class Gift Committee. Maggie was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, where she served her chapter as vice president of membership and new member education. She was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. Her academic honors include membership in the Order of Omega, Les Lauriers, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Lamda Sigma, Lamda Pi Eta, Delta Epsilon Iota and Chi Sigma Iota.
A life-long resident of Glenshaw, Pa., she still resides there with her husband, Andrew.
David Hummel ’83
David graduated from Thiel in 1983 and went on to work for H & R Block as a tax preparer and account rep. He began his career as a federal accountant with the Department of the Army and completed his career with the Department of Energy. David is a full-time real estate agent with Northwood Realty Services and a property manager. He married his Thiel College sweetheart, Twila, and was blessed with three sons, a dog and a cat.
Michael Miller ’92
Jessica Phillips ’08
Laura Reino ’07
Laura graduated from Thiel College with a degree in English and secondary education, and minor in political science. She was a two-time recipient of the Knute E. Hamre Leadership Award and a member of the Honors College. As a student, Laura was on the “Topcats” dance team. She was a member of Women’s Leadership and Sigma Kappa sorority and actively involved in the Les Lauriers, Pi Sigma Alpha and Kappa Delta Pi honorary societies. She held leadership positions within Sigma Tau Delta, serving as the secretary; Lambda Sigma, serving as the president; and the Student Government Association, as the treasurer. The highlight of her undergraduate career was interning with the National Breast Cancer Coalition as a participant in the Lutheran College Washington Semester.
Laura is an education manager for The New York Times. In this role, she has worked with universities and colleges to bring The Times’ print and digital content to campuses, while supporting school-wide engagement and promotion. Responsibilities have also included new business development within higher education, both on a national and global level. She is completing her MBA at Chatham University, with a concentration in entrepreneurship and leadership. Laura resides in New Castle, Pa. with her husband, Antonio, and daughter, Giada.
David S. Schreiber ’00
David graduated from Thiel College with a degree in business administration. During his time at Thiel, David was a three-year starter on the varsity football team and was active in numerous intramural sports. He also worked for the Office of Athletics and helped manage major tournaments at the College for volleyball, wrestling and basketball. David was also an active member of The Thiel Players, where he helped with acting, show preparation and stage construction. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Alpha Psi Omega theatrical honorary society. David resides in Medina, Ohio with his wife and two children. He is a director of derivatives strategies for PNC Wealth Management.
Allen Schreiber ’99
Jeffrey Seiple ’85
Seiple is a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Georgia and Florida. He is an adjunct instructor to second year Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine at the Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He manages the college’s Anatomy Lab as well as coordinates the body donor program. Jeff is a former member of the Federal Government’s Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)- Region IV. During his time with DMORT, he was deployed to various disasters and aided in the identification and recovery of disaster victims.
He is a contributing author to the book, Alpha to Omega in the Preparation Room, and has published numerous articles dealing with embalming. Seiple is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and has served as a co-speaker for the group’s annual clinic for many years. Most notably, Jeff was named as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious “Champions of Healthcare Frontline Award” given by PCOM for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the Georgia Campus.
Marion (Norris) Shoemaker ’63
Marion has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thiel College in secondary education. While at Thiel, Marion was active in Alpha Gamma Delta. She and her late husband, Ronald Shoemaker '63, have three children and five grandchildren. Marion taught German, Latin and mathematics to junior and senior high school students. Marion is now retired and enjoying her free time. She is active in the community food pantry and her church.
Richard Smallwood ’15
Michael Stimac ’08
Damen L. Taylor ’95
Damen L. Taylor graduated from Thiel College with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. He was a member of the Tomcat football team, secretary and treasurer of the Organization of Black Collegiates and the 1995 Homecoming King. He is the executive manager of budget and operations for the Homewood Childrens Village, a non-profit organization whose focus is serving the children of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. He also does bookkeeping consulting work for various churches and other non-profit organizations. Damen resides on the North Side of Pittsburgh with his wife, Sara, and his four children; Gabrielle, Lillianne, James and Violet.
Cindy Wagner ’79
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