HONORS CONVOCATION SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 23
Oct. 21, 2009
GREENVILLE, PA – Dr. Christopher Moinet, professor of English at Thiel College, will be the keynote speaker at Thiel College’s annual academic Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.
Honors Convocation is one of the college’s most prestigious celebrations during the academic year. During this event, 310 students—including scholarship recipients, academic honorary members and dean’s list honorees—will be recognized for their academic achievements from the 2008–09 academic year. First-year student scholarship recipients also will be announced.
“I am very excited to participate in my first Honors Convocation as Thiel College’s president,” says Dr. Troy VanAken, president of the college. “This event is a time when the entire Thiel Community can come together to celebrate both the success of our students and our constant quest to fulfill the mission of the college—empowering our students to achieve their full potential.”
Dr. Chris Moinet came to Thiel in 1985 as an assistant professor of English. He is currently a full professor and a former chair in Thiel’s English Department and he has served as the faculty marshal for many years.
Moinet holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Union College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Kent State University. He is faculty adviser to Les Lauriers, the senior service honorary, and Thiel’s faculty representative to the NCAA. Moinet has served on many Thiel College committees and is a past winner of Thiel’s Distinguished Service Award. Moinet is one of the two faculty members who helped to design both cornerstone courses of Thiel’s integrative requirement, Western Humanities and Global Heritage. He also is frequently seen running the scoreboard at home football games.
Moinet is an active member of the Greenville community as well, serving for 12 years on the Commodore Perry school board as vice president and chair of the personnel committee. He is a long-time Little League coach, board member and league president, and is a frequent performer with the Greenville Area Community Theater.
Moinet lives on a small farm near Greenville with his wife, Judi, a teacher at Mercer Elementary School. They have two adult sons.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,000 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.