March Students of the Month Announced
Students of the Month at Thiel College are selected by faculty vote from among upper-class students with superior grade point averages.
Two seniors, Kristen Moreland and Evan Krizon, were chosen as the Students of the Month at Thiel College for March 2012.
Moreland is an accounting, business administration and fine arts major and an English minor. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English honorary) and the editorial board of The Phoenix, the Thiel College arts and literary magazine. A native of Dover, Ohio, Moreland also is a starting pitcher for the Thiel College softball team.
Krizon is an applied physics and chemistry major who has been honored with many awards, including the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Thiel Achievement Award and the ACS Penn-Ohio Border Section Award, among others.
He is active in his own original research as well, including a Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship through the National Science Foundation, and is currently researching dark matter. He serves as a supplemental instruction leader, peer tutor and laboratory assistant for several classes and labs. A native of Franklin, Pa., Krizon serves in leadership roles in the Thiel Christian Fellowship and Phi Theta Phi fraternity.
Order of Omega Induction
On Sunday, April 1, 16 members of Greek Life were inducted into the Greek Honor Society, Order of Omega. The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-Greek activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment.
Members inducted include: Brittany Anderson, Megg Andrews, Brittany Dell, Brittany Hill, Cassidy Kravec, Alex McClurg, Chelsea Meister, Mariah Poage, Amanda Pye, Conner Radgowski, Kelly Sanzari, Matt Schneider, Keisha Shaw, Diana Slomainy, Bree Sweet and Gary Whitla.
Mac Miller Concert
The Mac Miller concert was a huge success on campus and sold out early. Above (from left): Students Darwin Porras, Haley Hayden, performer Mac Miller and Ryan Prescott.
Dr. Henry Haller H’97
Above: 2011-12 Haller Award recipients
We are saddened to share the passing of Dr. Henry Haller. In 1997, Dr Haller and his first wife, Grace Mary, made an institution changing $1 million gift to Thiel to endow the Haller Enterprise Institute. Since that time hundreds of students have benefitted from the Haller family’s vision and generosity; students who have gone on to become successful professionals in a variety of industries. A hallmark of the program is that scholarships are given on the strength of the idea not the major of the student involved. Since its inception the Institute has involved men and women of every major on Thiel’s campus.
With the passing of Grace Mary, Dr. Haller maintained his connection to the Institute. In fact, his passion for the program was truly the guiding force behind its success. Several times a year, Dr. Haller and his second wife, Linda Boyce Haller, whom he married in 2000, would invite Professor and Mrs. Miller to the Duquesne Club to discuss the program. He was always most interested in the stories of the students, the successes and challenges Thiel students were facing. He cared about the students as individuals.
Dr. Haller was a leader who invested in others, a believer who allowed students to dream, a consummate professional who provided young men and women with the tools necessary to build their futures, and a beloved member of the Thiel Family. While we are saddened by his loss, we remain grateful for his vision, leadership and generosity. We are committed to continuing his legacy, with the guidance of his beloved wife Linda. Henry is forever a part of the fabric of Thiel College and we are better individuals for having known him. He will be both missed and remembered and his legacy will live on in the students and alumni of the Haller Enterprise Institute.
We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni and friends who passed away during February:
Robert L. Anderson ’59
Trevell H. Brown
Alene Zimmer Bush ’69
Ruby V. Gaiser ’54
Edward F. Goetsch ’41
Anthony “Mo” Morris
Donald E. Proctor
Jane Holden Rogers ’28
Marsha Friberg Shinkman ’65
Thiel Fund Update - Have You Been Counted?
The Thiel Fund continues to make progress toward reaching its $1 million goal by June 30, 2012! Our Spring Phonathon is now underway, and 25 student callers are reaching out to our alumni and friends on weeknight evenings to seek support and hear about your Thiel experiences and connections.
Alumni from all classes are encouraged to make a gift in support of Thiel College this year, so please consider making yours today! For more information, please contact Lauren Zuschlag, Director of Annual Giving, at 724-589-2042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2012 Hall of Fame
The latest inductees to Thiel College’s Athletic Hall of Fame are Logan Cribbs ’69 (football), Eric Garrett ’88 (baseball) and Clyde Morgan ’00 (track and football). The Department of Athletics recognized these three former student-athletes who made extraordinary contributions to the College through intercollegiate athletics on March 25 at the 32nd annual induction ceremony.
Student-Athletes of the Week
|3/27||Richard Peterson||Men’s Track & Field|
|3/27||Cassidy Kravec||Women’s Track & Field|
|3/6||Kelley Bellia||Women’s Lacrosse|
|2/28||Carley Cobb||Women’s Lacrosse|
Connect with Thiel Athletics
A variety of activities and events are planned for Thiel’s annual celebration of the Earth.
Junior Visit Day
A preview day for high school juniors!.
2012 Western States Thiel Choir Tour
The Thiel Choir is staging a 20-day tour across the northern United States, performing nine concerts while traveling through 13 states, four national parks and two Lutheran Church camps (ending at the Pacific Ocean) before flying home.
Repertoire will include works that sing the joys of living and celebrate both life on the prairies and Native American lore.
Olivet Lutheran Church (Sylvania, Ohio)
Bethany Lutheran Church (Crystal Lake, Ill.)
First Lutheran Church (St. Peter, Minn.)
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
South Canyon Lutheran Church (Rapid City, S.D.)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Greeley, Colo.)
St. John’s Lutheran Church (Helena, Mont.)
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Missoula, Mont.)
Augustana Lutheran Church (Portland, Ore.)
*All performances begin at 7 p.m.
At each concert, a Thiel College admissions representative will be available to meet with prospective students and alumni at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Michael Bray at 724-589-2149.
Tuesdays at Thiel
June 12 and July 10
A low-key summer visit day for prospective students. Register at our Events page.
Next Academic Year
August 27 - Fall semester begins
May 2013 - Education First College Study Tour to Germany and the Alps
Save the date for new events! More details to come.
Need to RSVP?
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact Darlene McClintock, Director of Alumni Services, at email@example.com or (724) 589-2027.