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Founders’ Day

Join us as we celebrate the founding of Thiel College at the annual Founders' Day ceremony! The Founders' Day breakfast reception is being held in the Bistro at 10:00 a.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 11:00 a.m. This year's awardees are:

Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award

Sen. Michele Brooks and Rep. Mark Longietti

Distinguished Adjunct

Nancy Katz
Adjunct Professor of English, Academic Coach

Distinguished Scholar

Michael T. Balas, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Distinguished Service

Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department Chair

Distinguished Teacher

Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06
Associate Professor of Env. Science and Chemistry, Department Chair

Distinguished Professor of the Year

Daniel F. Eppley, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion, Faculty Chair

Distinguished Staff Awards

Cindy McClelland
Administrative Assistant, College Advancement

Dennis Bish
Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety

Than Oo
Director of Student Activities and Involvement

Andrew M. Houpt ’85
Interim Director of Facilities

Tressa A. Snyder
Reference Librarian for Instruction


Monica Adametz