Thiel College Names Vice President for College Advancement
Samuel D. Siple has been appointed vice president for college advancement, a position he will assume on July 1.
Siple has substantial advancement and executive leadership experience in education. His most recent positions include senior principal with Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, a campaign services and charitable resource development firm, and president of Eden Christian Academy in Pittsburgh, where he developed and managed a comprehensive fundraising program that yielded higher contribution and participation rates. Previously, he served for nearly 10 years at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., as executive director of public relations & marketing and later as vice president for institutional advancement.
"At a critical moment in Thiel College’s growth, we have found a leader for our advancement efforts with a proven track record of success in higher education and a dedication to the ideals of service, integrity and excellence on which Thiel was founded," said Dr. Troy D. VanAken, Thiel College president. "Sam’s leadership, consensus building and open communication style will improve and enhance our fundraising efforts. We look forward to his contributions to the Thiel community."
Siple holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications, both from Geneva College.
As vice president for college advancement, Siple will serve as Thiel College’s chief fundraising officer and provide critical leadership to fundraising initiatives, activities and campaigns for the College, as well as provide philanthropic leadership to the campus community and serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Siple currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Donna Lee, and their children, Madison, Kodiak and Sam.
Get Ahead This Summer with On-Campus Courses
Summer courses at Thiel are appropriate for students from other colleges, Thiel students and others (college-bound high school students or those with a bachelor’s degree) looking to delve deeply into an academic topic, earn college credit and take advantage of the educational experience offered by Thiel.
- July Session: July 6-Aug. 2
- Evening: Mid-May-Early August
- Online: Mid-May-Aug. 5
Register today: 724-589-2110 or visit the Summer Sessions site
Lambda Simga Inducts 34 New Members for Fall 2012
Thirty-four new members of Lambda Sigma Society were inducted on Aprill 15, 2012 in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. Lambda Sigma Society is the National Sophomore Honor Society. It was founded in 1922 as the Society of Cwens and became co-ed in 1977. Thiel’s chapter has been in existence since 1952.
New members are: Jessica Bartko (parliamentarian), Elliott Beach, Alexis Bump, Amanda Callahan, Cassandra Marie Cook (secretary), Rebecca Crawford, Keeley Criswell, Deborah Donatelli, Katelyn Downey, Kristen Fedder, Andrew Gaul, John Grondwalski (ritualist), Anna Hart, Benjamin Hellner-Burris (treasurer), Timothy Hutton (fundraising chair), Brooklyn Ishman, Nicholas Jones (SGA representative), Kristopher Karr, Danielle Massengill, Anne Mullhausen, Mallory Elizabeth Nims, Daniel Nolte, Elizabeth Onegow, Sean Oros (philanthropy chair), Brittany Allyn Patten, Taylor Runser, Emily Skebo, Jessica Rae Slupe, Laura Stump, Sara Toombs (vice president), Colin Vitale (president), Schanvel Wall, Duncan Wingard, and Jessica Yozwiak. Lambda Sigma’s advisers are Mary Reames and John Hauser.
community news & events
Greenville Moose Hosts Pancake Brunch to Benefit Marzano Scholarship
The Greenville Moose Legion Committee is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch on June 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 children under 12 years. All proceeds will benefit the "Michael Marzano Scholarship Fund." The event is open to the public. Bring your friends, neighbors and relatives for this good cause and a great meal!
Benefit for the United Way of Mercer County: Wing King 2012
Thursday, June 21, 5 – 8:30 p.m. (voting ends at 8 p.m.)
Tully’s in downtown Sharon (next to the Lube)
Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Includes free t-shirt for the first 500!
Contact Amy Becher at ext. 2182 for more information or to buy a ticket!
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.
Adult Coed Summer Recreational Soccer League
Shenango Valley Soccer Club is looking for male and female soccer players ages 19 and up to play in a new recreational league that will begin on Sunday, July 1 and run through Sunday, August 26. Games will be played on Sunday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. and will consist of two 30-minute halves. Cost is $25 per player to cover shirt and field fees. Looking for at least four teams to start. A rotational schedule will be set depending on the number of teams registered.
Contact Shenango Valley Soccer Club to register.
Belinda Miller, Housekeeping (PT)
and says farewell to:
Susan Richards, academic records
Angela Zeuch, athletics
My family and I would like to thank the Thiel community for your thoughts, prayers, cards, kind words and flowers for the recent passing of my father, Marty M. Marini.
With love and gratitude,
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.
Retirement Reception for Vic Miskolitz
Monday, June 11, 2 - 4 p.m.
Weyers Lounge, HMSC
Join in to wish Vic good luck in his retirement!
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