President VanAken talks with Thiel College
students between classes with the David Johnson
New students are greeted before Opening Convocation in August 2009.
President VanAken and Vice President for Academic Affairs Merv Newton
present student awards at Honors Convocation.
Captains and the "honorary" captain before the fall 2009 football game
Coach Reiser's first victory as a head coach, Thiel 20 - Albion 10. President
and "honorary" captain VanAken congratulates the team after the win.
President VanAken talks with students in the dining hall.
President and Mrs. VanAken with Sam Alexander, Bev McClimans, Knute Hamre
President and Mrs. VanAken greet Faith Ann and Paul Miller ’69 at the
2010 Buffalo Hunt - Buffalo Wing Eating Contest in February.
President VanAken shows off his buffalo hide to students in the dining hall
Thiel College goes on the road with Anderson Coach & Travel
Front Row: Dot Anderson, Back Row: President VanAken, Sue
Anderson Nicklin, Doug Anderson, Amy Becher, and Dave Grober
Thiel College visits the Pennsylvania National Guard in August 2009.
Athletic Director Jack Leipheimer and President VanAken make omelets
International students visit the VanAken family at 40 Eagle Street.
2009 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals, President and Mrs. VanAken—
1955 Plymouth owned/driven by Royal VanAken
Erie, Pennsylvania "Meet the President" event sponsored by Board of Trustees Chair Roy