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Two Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors at Thiel College’s 139th Commencement Ceremony

GREENVILLE, Pa.—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.

One student with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Emily Whipple of Rochester, Pa., earned valedictorian honors for 2013 and Caitlin Ferry of Brookville, Pa. was named salutatorian.

Whipple graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and departmental honors in English and education. She also earned the Dean’s Key and Student of the Month honors during her senior year.

Ferry graduated summa cum laude with a 3.97 grade point average and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication sciences & disorders with departmental honors. She also is a recipient of the Dean’s Key and Student of the Month honors.

View the 2013 Commencement ceremony program for a complete list of graduates and their degrees and honors.

Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.8 - 4.0; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.60-3.79; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.4-3.59. The Dean’s Key is awarded to those students who made the Dean's List during all eight semesters at Thiel.


About Thiel College

Founded in 1866, Thiel College is an independent liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located on a 135-acre campus in Greenville, Pa. just 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Erie. Committed to combining the best of the liberal arts tradition with career and life skills, the Thiel College faculty offers a high quality undergraduate education to more than 1,100 students across more than 60 majors and minors in 19 discipline areas that inspire, challenge and prepare students to succeed.


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