Thiel Names Vice President for Finance and Management
Robert B. Schmoll has been appointed vice president for finance and management, a position he will assume in mid-September.
Schmoll, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in higher education administration, comes to Thiel from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., where he was vice president for finance and operations and oversaw accounting/business office, bookstore, computer services, facilities, financial aid, food service and human resources for the college. Previously, he served in several positions of increasing responsibility at Dana College in Blair, Neb., including executive vice president and chief financial officer.
"We are very happy to welcome someone of Bob Schmoll’s caliber to Thiel College," said Dr. Troy D. VanAken. "His proven track record of success coupled with his commitment to helping enhance the student and campus experience is very important in this vital administrative position. I am very excited to see his impact on Thiel College in the future."
Schmoll holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and German from Dana College.
As vice president for finance and management, Schmoll will supervise finance and accounting functions, human resources, physical plant and facilities, financial aid and other contracted services as well as serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. A native of Wisconsin, Schmoll currently lives in Kansas, with his wife, Judy, with whom he has three sons and seven grandchildren.
Gymnasium Parking Lot Closure
The parking lot adjacent to the Gymnasium and Football Concession will be closed for grinding of the asphalt surface. The lot will remain closed until the new paving is complete. Those currently parking in the referenced area should relocate to the parking area behind the Football Offices, adjacent to the Passavant Center.
upcoming campus events
Annual Employee Picnic
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.
HMSC Terrace and Lawn
Table service, beverages, chicken and side dishes will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a dessert for the sweet table and lawn chairs or blankets for your group. (Retirees and their families will have reserved seating at picnic tables.) Please RSVP to the Office of Special Events by Monday, Aug. 13.
community news & events
Johnny Angel and the Halos with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Aug. 4, including a car cruise-in from 4-7 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m.
Passavant Center at Thiel College
Listen to original and unique renditions of your favorite music like you've never heard it before! Bring your classic car or motorcycle to enter in the car show before you rock and roll at the concert! Food will be available at the car show. This rare event is a fundraiser for the Greenville Symphony. Tickets are $20 during presale and $25 at the door. For more information, visit the Greenville Symphony website.
2nd Annual Lucky Ducky Race
Sponsored by the Shenango Valley Professionals and Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Sharon Car Cruise
Saturday, Aug. 11
Downtown Sharon, Pa.
For more event information, call: 724-981-5880
Janet Groves, information technology
Kraig Smith, student life
Corey Brown, student life
Stephen Boyle, athletics
Timothy Scarvel, athletics
Annaleza Jones, athletics
Madison Chylik, athletics
Robert Clune, athletics
and says farewell to:
Julianne Peabody, housekeeping
Rebecca McClimans, housekeeping
Jerrod Plate, athletics
From the Wellness Committee
2012 Mercer County Heart Walk Scheduled
Saturday, Sept. 29
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Buhl Park, Shelter #2, Hermitage, Pa.
Unable to attend the walk on Sept. 29? You don't need to attend the Buhl Park event to help raise donations! Sign up to be a member of the Thiel Team at www.heart.org/mercerwalk (search for "Thiel College") and then begin raising funds.
Our goal this year is $1,500, and anyone connected to Thiel—faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends—are welcome to join our team. Raising money is easy and can even be done completely online!
Contact Jennifer Clark at ext. 2858 for more information about how you can participate.
What if we didn't walk? The numbers are staggering:
- 65 million Americans have high blood pressure.
- Nearly 100 million have borderline-high or high cholesterol.
- More than 136 million are overweight or obese.
- 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year.
Those numbers are frightening, but without the efforts of walkers, they could be much worse. Nearly 25 percent of the funds the American Heart Association raised last year came from the Heart Walk. Your support is absolutely critical to funding programs and saving lives. Every dollar you can raise will allow the AHA to do even more good:
- $15 can make the newest CPR Guidelines available to an emergency care provider.
- $20 could teach up to 50 people how to assess their risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and provide the steps for them to identify and reduce their risk.
- $100 can equip one hospital or health department with resources to educate patients, the public and health professionals about stroke prevention and life after stroke—the #4 cause of death and a leading cause of serious disability.
Introducing the new Blue 365 Fitness Program
Highmark participants can now get an unlimited fitness membership that can be used at nearly 8,000 fitness locations nationwide, anytime and anywhere! Simply visit the Highmark website, login and select Discounts near the bottom right of the landing page. Then select Healthy Choices, then Healthyways Fitness Your Way. View informational flyer.
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