Joseph George Receives 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Joseph A. George, president and owner of Joy Cone Co., received the 2011 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Thiel College at a dinner ceremony on Wednesday, October 5.
Given annually to a business owner who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, the award, now in its 17th year, was presented by Thiel President Dr. Troy VanAken and Professor David Miller, executive director of the Haller Enterprise Institute. For more information about the Haller award, visit here.
Thrivent Day at Thiel College
On Saturday, October 22, Thiel is proud to welcome Thrivent Financial to campus for a day-long celebration of Thiel's Lutheran connections. All Thrivent members are welcome to attend, and you may send us an email for more information about the day's activities.
Greek Life Update
We are pleased to share the results of our first-ever Greek Awards. Congratulations to the accomplished men and women who were voted to win these awards by Thiel students, faculty and staff. View results here!
Thiel Players Fall Production
The curtain rises on the Thiel Players' fall production, "Dangerous Liaisons" by Christopher Hampton, on November 2, 3 and 5 in the college's William A. Robinson Theater.
Show times are 8 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on November 5. To make a reservation, call 724-589-2029. There is no admission fee to the production. For more information, visit here.
Scenes From Campus
2011 Homecoming King and Queen Ryan Prescott '12 and Rachel Doran '12.
The Tomcat Marching Pride in the Homecoming parade.
Thank you to the hundreds of proud alumni who joined us at Homecoming in September! It was a most wonderful weekend full of fun and excitement! Check out some Homecoming photos here!
Homecoming 2011 Survey
For those alumni who attended Homecoming, we invite you to participate in a brief follow-up survey, where you can share your thoughts and suggestions for future Homecoming weekends. As we are always striving to make Homecoming more special, your feedback is very valuable!
Click here to access the survey. All survey respondents will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Thiel bookstore! Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!
During the next few months, we'll be on the road to the Shenango Valley, Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland for alumni events, and we want to see you! Check out the Upcoming Events column to the right for details. RSVP for the Shenango Valley and/or Treesdale Country Club events by this Friday. See you soon!
Phonathon is On!
Have you gotten the call? The 2011 Fall Phonathon is underway! 24 fantastic student callers are reaching out to alumni and friends of the College to request your support for The Thiel Fund. The callers enjoy talking with alumni and hearing about your experiences while a student. Please take the time to speak with them when you see our number on your caller ID!
If we don’t reach you by phone this month, you can give online at www.thiel.edu or mail your donation to the Office of Annual Giving, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Please call us at 724-589-2027 with any questions.
Alumni Experience - Rob Glass '08
This month, we are proud to feature a short piece submitted by Thiel alumnus Rob Glass '08. Rob was inspired to share his recent experience as a Peace Corps worker in Nicaragua, and particularly how Thiel helped him achieve a meaningful goal there. Read Rob’s story here.
Keep in Touch!
Let us know if you have new contact information or exciting news in your life. Fill in the online update form here.
Softball Earns National Academic Honor
Congratulations to the Thiel Softball team for recently being named a 2011 Top 10 All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The Tomcats finished seventh with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.490. It was the first-ever All-Academic Team award for the program. Keep up the good work, both on and off the field!
Cross Country Coach Qualifies for Olympic Trials
Assistant Track/Cross Country Coach Jed Christensen recently earned a 14th-place finish at the 2011 Chicago Marathon, and in doing so secured a spot in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston, Texas. Jed completed the race in a time of 2:18:31 (a pace of 5:18 per mile).
Of his success related to the Thiel Cross Country program, Christensen said: "My focus is on giving this program everything I have, and my motivation going into the Chicago Marathon was knowing that I needed to do my best because this team could feed off of that success and it would give prospective student-athletes the confidence that they will be coached at a high level when they're deciding to attend Thiel." Click here for more information.
Football Game Day Honorees
We are pleased to announce the Game Day Honorees for the remaining two home football games of the 2011 season. See you at the games!
Saturday, October 22 Morris '87 and Marvin '88 Hill
Saturday, November 12 The Walton Family
Winter Season Schedules Posted
The winter athletic seasons are just around the corner! Visit www.thielathletics.com to view the 2011-2012 season schedules for Tomcat Men's & Women's Basketball and Wrestling!
Thiel Athletics on Twitter
Follow @ThielAthletics to get real-time updates on your favorite Tomcat teams and athletes via Twitter!
Shenango Valley Alumni Mixer
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bella Cena Restaurant (3200 S. Hermitage Rd, Hermitage)
Join fellow alumni and friends for an evening of networking and socializing at Bella Cena, facilitated by Jerry Sovesky ’05, General Manager of Bella Cena!
Pittsburgh Alumni Golf Outing and Event
Saturday, Oct. 29
Tee times at 9-10 a.m.*
Cocktail Reception from 4-6 p.m.
Treesdale Country Club (One Arnold Palmer Dr, Gibsonia, PA 15044)
Join us at the beautiful Treesdale Country Club for a golf outing and cocktails and hors d'oeuvre reception kindly hosted by AJ Ray '00. All are welcome to join for one or both events! Foursomes or single golf reservations are welcome. *Golf fee is $50 per person.
Alumni Network Nights
Join current Thiel students, fellow alumni and special faculty guest Professor David Miller and President VanAken in your city for an evening of networking and socializing!
Erie, PA Network Night
Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Oscar's Pub (2147 West 12th St., Erie, PA)
Cleveland, OH Network Night
Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mavis Winkles Pub (5005 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH)
Pittsburgh, PA Network Night
Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bar Louie Station Square (240 Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA)
2nd Annual Dome Opening Celebration
Friday, December 9 from 6-10 p.m.
Celebrate the Dome reopening with us! More details to come.
Alumni Basketball Day 2012
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
All men's and women's basketball alumni are invited to join us for the day of festivities including the alumni game, luncheon, current Tomcat teams taking on Westminster and post-game reception. More details coming soon!
Winter Weekend 2012
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, 2012
Save the date to join us for a weekend of winter fun, including the Black & White Affair ball!
For more information or to RSVP to any events, contact Lauren Oman, Director of Alumni Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 589-2042.