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.
Dr. Joseph T. Nairn ’79 - President
Joe is the Executive Director of Advancement at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) in Canandaigua, NY. He arrived at FLCC in 2008 after a 25 year career at Rochester Institute of Technology where he worked in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Continuing Education, and Enrollment Management. Joe’s professional career began at Thiel in 1979 when he accepted a position as an Admissions Counselor. He holds a BA in Economics from Thiel College, an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Vermont, and a Doctor of Management degree in Community College Policy and Administration from the University of Maryland University College. Joe and his wife, Terri, have 3 adult children, Caitlin, Thomas, and Craig and an assertively affectionate Malinois mix named Tela.
Antonio Quarterman ’08 - Vice President
Antonio graduated from Thiel 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 Multicultural Student Services at Robert Morris University (PA). Antonio is also active in the community serving on the board for the YWCACenter 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 currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Norman G. Hasbrouck ’74 - Secretary
Norm graduated from Thiel with a B.A. in Biology. He joined the Thiel College Admissions team directly after graduation and has completed nearly a 40 year career in higher education. Following Thiel, he assumed the Director of Admissions position at LaRoche College. He then spent the bulk of his career at California University of PA as the Dean, for Enrollment Management and Academic Services. He earned his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Slippery Rock State College and doctoral courses in Student Personnel Services at Indiana University of PA. Prior to his retirement from California University of PA in February of 2013, Norm, served thirteen years as Special Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Continuous Improvement - focusing on institutional research, reporting, and special initiatives. He was instrumental in serving as a committee member to develop the initial Strategic Plan for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education - “Leading the Way.” He is actively involved with the California Area School Board, California Borough Planning Commission, Pennsylvania School Board Association, and United States Soccer Federation. Norm and his wife Ellen (Kidd) ’76 reside in California, PA and have three grown children, Christopher, Thomas, and Tasha.
Charles Goodrick '74 - Past President
Chuck graduated from Thiel with a B.A. in Business Administration. He joined the Chrysler Corporation Sales & Marketing Division, immediately after graduation from Thiel. His 35-year career at Chrysler included traveling and living throughout the U.S. and Asia. Most of his tenure involved Dealer Network Planning for the U.S. and the Asia Pacific Region, while living in Japan. Since his retirement from Chrysler, he was asked to join the Alumni Board in 2010. He began as a Board member, elected Vice President in 2012 and has filled the President position since January 2013. He brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge from 35 years in the Global Business World, a well developed skill set and, most importantly, a desire to “give back to Thiel College students, because someone took time to give to him”.
Michael A. Allen ’90
Michael graduated from Thiel with a B.A. in Communications. Upon graduation, he worked at WSEE-TV35 in Erie, Pa as an editor/cameraman before leaving for Washington, DC to work for BET (Black Entertainment Television). 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 /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, DC 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 Emmy’s as a part of the production team. Currently, he is the Senior Video Editor for “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” at ABC.
Chelsea Costello ’14
Chelsea graduated from Thiel with a degree in Business Administration - Human Resources and Business Communication. During her time at Thiel she served on the executive board of the Student Government Association as President and Vice President. 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 an editor. Chelsea is also an alumni member of the Sigma Kappa Gamma Delta Chapter on Thiel's campus. Chelsea currently works at Miller Brother Staffing Solutions in Meadville, Pa. as a salesperson.
Dr. Karen E. Ely ’83
Karen holds a degree in Business, a Master's degree in College Student Personnel, and a Doctorate in Higher Education and has worked on college campuses since the late eighties. While at Thiel, Karen was affiliated with Alpha Xi Delta and worked student jobs at the library and with the sports information director. Karen lives in her hometown of Bergen, New York.
Maggie A. Giel ’09
Maggie graduated magna cum laude from Thiel College attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Media Communications. 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 currently 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, Pa. 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: Order of Omega; Les Lauries; Chi Alpha Epsilon; Lamda Sigma; Lamda Pi Eta; Delta Epsilon Iota; and, Chi Sigma Iota.
A life-long resident of Glenshaw, Pa., she resides there with her husband, Andrew Bovaird, a 2009 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University of Pennsylvania.
Raymond B. Hanlon ’74 - Past President
Raymond majored in psychology at Thiel. For nearly 30 years, he has worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine. Besides fulfilling clinical duties, he lectures in various university and medical departments and mentors and supervises doctoral students and clinical psychology interns. Raymond and his wife of 32 years, Donna, live in Portersville, Pa., and have two adult sons, Aaron and Sean.
David Hummel ’83
At the age of 10 I learned to wiggle my ears. At the age of 18, I enrolled at Thiel College. I successfully graduated in 1983. I worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer and account rep. I began my career as a Federal accountant with the Department of the Army and completed my career with the Department of Energy. I am currently a full time real estate agent with Northwood Realty Services and a property manager. I married my Thiel college sweetheart, Twila and we were blessed with three sons, a dog and a cat. I started raising chickens a few years ago, but the flock is not large enough for be to be considered a chicken farmer. At 52, there are still chapters to be written.
Rachel L. Keene ’08
Alison Kuder ’05
Alison graduated with a philosophy degree. After graduation, Alison moved to Pittsburgh and began her career in the financial services industry with Federated Investors as a client service representative. She later had the opportunity to work for PNC Investments and First Niagara Bank before moving back to Greenville to join GFC Strategic Lifestyle Advisors in August 2012. After 5 years in the finance industry, Alison has decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. Since she moved back, Alison has made a long term commitment to the community. She is a member of this Board, the StrayHaven Board of Directors and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.
E. William "Bill" Matthews '74, CPA, FHFMA - Secretary
Bill graduated from Thiel with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. He was President of Delta Sigma Phi, Co-Captain of 1973-74 wrestling team, and was awarded the Pennsylvania CPA Accounting Award. Bill attended Robert Morris University and graduated in 1985 with a Master of Science in Business Administration. He is a CPA and has worked for a number of health care entities in the Pittsburgh market serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Bill has his own consulting company advising clients on tax and operational matters and is a part time adjunct professor for Carlow University. Bill resides north of Pittsburgh in Hampton Township with his wife Diane and twin sons Brad and Nick.
Janet (Scofield) McClintock ’64
Janet has a B.A. from Thiel in Biology and an M.S. from Suny-Binghamton in Elementary Education. While at Thiel, Janet was active in Alpha Gamma Delta and was a four-year member of the Thiel Choir. She and her husband have three daughters and eight grandchildren. Janet's twenty-eight year teaching career began in the elementary grades and soon moved on to jr. and sr. high where she taught mathematics. After she had taught 28 years, she and her husband both retired and have spent much of their time traveling and building with the RV Care-A-Vanners for Habitat for Humanity. Janet is also an avid quilter and reader, and is active in her church.
James M. McRoberts ’58
Jim graduated from Thiel with a B.A. in Economics in 1958 and later went on to obtain his M.A. and ABD doctorate in Higher Education from New York University. Jim has had an expansive career in the field of higher education starting as the Assistant Director of Admissions, Financial Aid, Placement and Registration here at Thiel College. He continued in the field of admissions at University of Pittsburgh and then moved on as the Vice President for Student affairs, Dean of Students at Rider University. During his professional career, Jim served as a member of 25 visiting teams to colleges in PA, MD, and NY for the Middle States Association as well as for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Throughout his life, he has remained active as a volunteer within the ELCA as well as served on a variety of boards. Jim is a past Vice President of the Alumni Board and lives in Nesuehoning with his wife Jan (Mullin) a 1957 graduate of Thiel College. They have four grown children: Lori Steiner, J. Douglas, Heather Wallach and Andrew.
Liz Prada ’04
Liz graduated from Thiel with dual degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, and has spent the past 10 years working in accounting and treasury roles at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, she works as the Assistant Director of Administrative Operations for Undergraduate Programs at the Tepper School of Business. Liz attended Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College receiving a Master of Public Management (MPM) 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, PA with her fiancé Nathan J.C. Vanderella ’04 and their three (yes, three!) cats.
Dawn Salter ’95
Dawn graduated from Thiel with a BA in English. Dawn is an Assistant Manager at Sheetz #400 in St. Marys, Pa. She has also worked at The Daily Press in both the editorial and advertising departments. She is the President of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association in St. Marys.
Dr. Christopher Shinkman ’62
Shinkman graduated from Thiel with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. A four-year letter winner as a member of the men's tennis team, he competed on the College's first intercollegiate tennis team in 1959. He captained the squad, played first singles and was paired with Ron Tripson '61 on the number one doubles team throughout the 1961 and 1962 seasons. After Thiel, he worked as a college and university career counselor. He is currently retired.
Marion (Norris) Shoemaker ’63
Marion has a B.A. from Thiel in 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 5 grandchildren. Marion's teaching career encompassed the teaching of German, Latin, and Mathematics to junior and senior high school children. Marion is now retired and enjoying her free time. She is active in the community food pantry and her church.
Paul R. Stibich ’05
Paul graduated with a B.A. in business administration and accounting, and has been a retirement plan consultant with CAPTRUST since January 2009. His areas of expertise include investment analysis, fee policies, provider fee negotiations, vendor search and selection, and employee education. He is involved with the Talent Attraction and Retention Committee for Torchbearers, CAPTRUST Community Foundation Board, the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Employee Ownership Center in Ohio and the HALO Foundation in Akron, Ohio.
Brianna L. Sweet-Lawn ’13
I graduated from Thiel with a B.A. in Biology. I was an active sister and Vice President of Membership of Alpha Xi Delta, member of Order of Omega, secretary of Beta Beta Beta, and a director for the Thiel Activity Board. I worked in the Alumni Office, as the intern for Phonathon, and I also tutored Latin in the TLC. Post-graduation, I married my high school sweetheart. No kids yet, but we just adopted a kitten and she's our baby (read "spoiled"). Also, in June I accepted a job offer for my first big-girl job. I am currently working as a Clinical Allergy Specialist for United Allergy Services at a physician's office in Austintown, Ohio.
Damen L. Taylor ’95
Damen L. Taylor graduated from Thiel College with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1995. He was a member of the Tomcat football team, Secretary and Treasurer of the Organization of Black Collegiates, and the 1995 Homecoming King. He currently is the Executive Manager of Budget and Operations for the Homewood Children's Village, a non-profit organization whose focus is serving the children of Homewood, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh. 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.
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