Thiel College welcomed Than Oo as director of student activities and involvement, a position he assumed on July 15. Oo comes to Thiel College from Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y., where he worked in the Office of Campus Activities as a graduate coordinator and resident director.
Thiel College will welcome Bob Batchelor, Ph.D. as Associate Professor of Communication and Pedas Endowed Chair in Communication, a position he will assume this fall. He will also be the executive director of the new James Pedas Communication Center.
Montgomery will serve as the Greenville Neuromodulation Scholar of Neuroscience and Philosophy, beginning in fall 2013. A fellowship-trained Movement Disorders Specialist who has established deep brain stimulation (DBS) programs at major medical centers and universities throughout the country and has treated more than 10,000 patients with Parkinson’s disease, Montgomery was also named Medical Director of the Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) in June.
Two members of the Thiel College Class of 2013 earned valedictorian and salutatorian honors at the 139th Commencement Ceremony, which was held on May 5 at 2 p.m. in the College’s William A. Passavant Memorial Center.
Thiel College announced today that David E. Baughman, a Greenville native and life-long resident of the borough who passed away on Nov. 8, 2012, bequeathed $3.7 million to the college.
Thiel College will begin construction of the $6.5-million James Pedas Communication Center this summer, with completion scheduled in early fall 2014.
Jim Cunningham, artistic director of WQED-FM Pittsburgh and a 1977 graduate of Thiel College, will serve as graduation speaker at Thiel College’s commencement at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in the College’s William A. Passavant Center.
Thiel College invites the community to learn about “Caring for the Earth’s Energy” during the 15th annual Earth Week celebration, April 8 through 11. All Earth Week events are free and open to the public. Events are held in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center on Thiel’s campus unless noted otherwise.