Six Earn Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honors on Sunday
Six members of the Thiel College Class of 2012 earned valedictorian and salutatorian honors at the 138th Commencement Ceremony, which was held on May 6 at 2 p.m. in the College’s William A. Passavant Memorial Center.
Five students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages—Sarah Lynn Conte of Russellton, Pa., Brendan Joseph DuLaney of New Windsor, Md., Scott Kenneth Hunkus of Kinsman, Ohio, Jacquelyne Marie Kinney of Southview, Pa., and David Willis Owens of Polk, Pa. - earned valedictorian honors for 2012 and one student - Kristen Marie Moreland of Dover, Ohio - was named salutatorian.
Conte graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees and departmental honors in psychology and sociology. She also earned the Dean’s Key.
DuLaney graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and business administration. He earned departmental honors and the Dean’s Key as well.
Hunkus graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial studies. He earned the Dean’s Key and departmental honors.
Kinney graduated summa cum laude and earned Associate of Arts degrees in business administration and management information systems, an Associate of Science degree in web development, a Bachelor of Science degree in e-commerce and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business communication. She received the Dean’s Key as well as departmental honors in communication.
Owens graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and sociology and received departmental honors. He also was awarded the Dean’s Key.
Moreland graduated summa cum laude with a 3.98 grade point average and earned Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, business administration and fine art with departmental honors. She also is a recipient of the Dean’s Key.
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.
Follow The Thiel Choir on Tour
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Check out photos from Commencement on May 6
If you couldn’t make it, photos from Commencement day are available on Flickr.
Hawaii Raffle Tickets Still on Sale!
Tickets are $20 each. Enter for a chance to win a seven-night stay at a five-diamond resort on Waikiki Beach and round-trip airfare for two! Tickets can be purchased from Jack Leipheimer or Patti Leipheimer in the Student Life Office.
Students of the Month Honorable Mentions Announced
(Front row, left to right)
Abigail Charsar, English literature and secondary education; Emily Whipple, English literature and secondary education; Audrey Rattay, business administration and Elizabeth Yurky, elementary education
(Back row, left to right) Darren McAninch, environmental science; Phil Double, history and secondary education and Alex Johnson, actuarial studies and mathematics
Students-Athletes Volunteer with Local Lion's Club
Several members of the wrestling team volunteered at the Lion’s Club Pancake and Sausage Day on Thursday, April 26 for the lunch and dinner hours.
community news & events
Greenville Fitness Going Out of Business Sale
May 12 and 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
12 N. Diamond St., Greenville, Pa.
Greenville Fitness is closing its doors this Saturday, May 12. Equipment, accessories and fixtures will be available for sale during this two-day event. This is a great opportunity to buy commercial-grade cardio and strength training equipment at very competitive prices. Advance sales are welcome and encouraged. No credit/debit cards accepted. Contact Randy Ferguson at 724-813-0839 for more information, or to request a catalog with photos of most equipment.
Steelpan Virtuoso Liam Teague to perform at Passavant Center
Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the Greenville High School Steel Band welcome steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague for a joint concert at the Passavent Center. Advance tickets available from the Greenville Band Boosters for $10 each. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Students admitted for free. For more information or tickets, e-mail email@example.com
Annual Empty Bowls Project of Mercer County
Wednesday, May 16, 4 - 8 p.m.
109 Sharpsville Ave., Suite A, Sharon, Pa., 16146
Join us at the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County for a simple meal of soup and bread and take home a handcrafted bowl. Tickets are now available. Handcrafted bowls and Chinese auction items are needed. For more information, call 724-981-0353. Check out the website at www.emptybowlsmc.com.
Rally on the River
Sponsored by Shenango Conservancy & Shenango River Watchers
Sunday, June 3
Shuttles run from 8:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Lunch (hot dogs, chips, drink) Noon – 2 p.m.
Live music 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Drop your boat (canoe or kayak) at the put-in below the dam in Pymatuning State Park near Jamestown, Pa.; drive to Riverside Park in Greenville; park your vehicle; from there, take the shuttle back to the put-in and then hit the water! Rain or shine…all class one water, no portages or obstructions. Approximately an 8½ mile reach. Typical single kayak paddle time is about 2½ to 3 hours.
3rd Annual Pink Angels Golf Scramble
Thursday, June 21
Greens of Greenville
Women’s Event Registration 7: 30 a.m.; Shotgun start, 8 a.m. $220/foursome includes coffee, muffins, greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.
Men’s Event Registration 1:30 p.m.; shotgun start, 2 p.m. $220/foursome includes greens fees, cart, dinner, auction and prizes.
All proceeds benefit local men and women undergoing cancer treatment. Donations of $50 hole sponsorships, Chinese auction baskets or silent auction items (i.e. the use of a vacation home, artwork, NFL tickets, jewelry, golf packages, gift certificates, etc.) are now being accepted. Registration deadline is June 1. Please contact Kathleen Christiansen, 724-588-9757, with questions, for more information or to register.
10th Annual Strawberry Festival & Auction
Sunday, June 24, 1 - 4 p.m.
The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley
One Elston Way, Hermitage, Pa., 16148
Serving delicious, complimentary strawberry desserts! Featuring live and Chinese autions, 50/50 raffle, progressive raffle for a 40" Toshiba HD LCD TV (valued at $695–supported by Eckley’s TV & Appliance Center). Auction items include: gift baskets, gift certificates, art, autographed sports memorabilia, golf packages, toys and much more! Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. Gifts to this fund are used soley for benevolent and unfunded care. Ridgewood Shenango is a collaborative service of St. Paul’s and UPMC Horizon.
Joseph Matecka, IT Support Center Intern (PT, temp.)
and says farewell to:
Linda Cramer, housekeeping
Payroll Notice to Exempt Employess
The May pay date for exempt employees is Friday, May 25. Because Monday, May 28 is a federal holiday, direct deposits will be made on Friday, May 25. Recognizing that departments may be closed on Friday, checks and pay advices will be delivered to the campus post office on Thursday, May 24. Please contact the Payroll Office at ext. 2004 with any questions.
From the Wellness Committee
Discount Tickets Available in HR
Discount combo tickets for Waldameer Park/Water World are available in the Human Resources office. Price is $21.50 per ticket.
Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.
Howard Miller Student Center & Academic Center
Blue-Gold Club Golf Scramble
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