Phi Theta Phi Walk-A-Thon
On Dec. 2 and 3, Phi Theta Phi Fraternity held their 42nd Annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The money collected is donated to Children Hospital’s Free Care Fund and this year the Phis raised $26,300 from the 100-mile walk from Greenville to Pittsburgh. The Phis expect to exceed this year’s goal of $35,000 through text to donate (text “freecare” to 50555), online donations and the Dec. 24th Steelers game, during which 100 volunteers will collect for the fund throughout the game. The brothers, along with alumni, family and friends, also collected during Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night on Nov. 18.
The brothers of Phi Theta Phi would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered for the walk, especially the alumni, faculty and staff. This year’s walk was dedicated to the memory of Bill Proper ‘83 who recently passed away. As a Phi, Bill was extremely devoted and held leadership positions, including the 1983 Walk-A-Thon chair.
Donations are still being accepted and 2011 walk-a-thon T-shirts are on sale for $10. Please contact the Alumni Office if interested.
On Dec. 9, 2011, Thiel celebrated the 2nd Annual Dome Opening with a fun-filled evening of great food, fantastic games and all-around fun. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends were present to partake in the festivities. All enjoyed corn hole, bongo ball, inflatables, line-dancing and various other activities throughout the evening.
Students, faculty and staff spread holiday cheer all over campus with some incredible Christmas caroling! Left to right: D.J. Martinez, Laura Bousner, Andy Erb, Andy Gaul, Amy Becher and Allen Morrill.
On Jan. 16, the Admissions Office will be hosting a Preview Day for students interested in attending Thiel College. Students can sign up for visit events here.
Thiel College will be selecting qualified applicants for the fall 2012 semester to attend one of two scholarship competitions held in the spring 2012. Any alumni who may know of a well-qualified student can encourage the student to submit and complete their application for admission as soon as possible at the Admissions section of our site.
Presidential Scholarship Competition
- Five full-tuition scholarships will be awarded. A complete application for admission is due by Jan. 15, 2012. Attendance at on-campus event on Jan. 9, 2012 is required.
- Academic qualifications for invitation include a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and SAT score of 1100 (math/critical reading) or ACT score of 24 (composite)
Academic Departmental Chair Scholarship Competition
- Up to two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded from each academic department. A complete application for admission is due by Feb. 15, 2012. Attendance at on-campus event on either Feb. 25 or 26, 2012 is required.
- Academic qualifications for invitation include a minimum high school GPA of 3.0
Anyone with questions may contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-589-2345.
The Thiel Fund — Have You Been Counted?
Thank you to our generous alumni and friends who have contributed to The Thiel Fund in 2011! It’s not too late to make your tax-deductible gift and support vital campus initiatives. Gifts to The Thiel Fund may be designated to Annual Operations, Annual Scholarships, Academic Programming or Athletics. Make your gift online or call 724-589-2042. Thank you for supporting Thiel!
Charitable IRA Rollover
If you are over age 70 ½, the federal government permits you to rollover up to $100,000 from your IRA to Thiel College without increasing your taxable income or paying any additional tax. These tax-free rollover gifts could be $1,000, $10,000 or any amount up to $100,000 this year, as long as it is completed by Dec. 31, 2011. The gift can be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMB) this year. The charitable IRA rollover will expire on Dec. 31 of this year, unless Congress acts to extend the provision.
If you have any questions, please call Mario N. Marini ’91, Director of Special & Planned Giving, at 724-589-2022 (work) or 724-456-4067 (cell).
We pay tribute to the following Thiel alumni and friends who passed away in November and December:
Peter W. Brath ’52
Dontae M. Napier
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Spirit Squad Alumni Day
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
All Tomcat Cheer and Dance alumni are encouraged to join us for this 1st annual celebration! Join the current Spirit squad in performing the fight song at the men’s basketball game and celebrate at a post-game party get-together. For information or to RSVP, contact Arikka Fears, Spirit Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Alumni Basketball Day
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
All men’s and women’s basketball alumni are invited to join us for the day of festivities including an alumni game (you can play or watch!), luncheon, current Tomcat teams taking on Westminster and a post-game reception. Please visit our Facebook page for more information and to RSVP!
March 29-31, 2012
“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed at The William Robinson Theatre from March 29-31 at 8 p.m. (with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 30). There is no admission charge. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 724-589-2029.
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact Darlene McClintock, Director of Alumni Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 589-2027.