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Founders’ Day

Together, we celebrate the founding of Thiel College with a virtual Founders' Day ceremony!

In lieu of an in-person celebration, enjoy a special video presentation: Watch Now!

As part of this year's video presentation, you'll enjoy the Thiel Choir's performance of "How Can I Keep From Singing?".

Select faculty and staff members (listed below) are also recognized for their service to the College, and Brenda Wallace, community health nurse for the Mercer County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is honored with the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award.

Distinguished Service Award:

  • Housekeeping Department
  • Health Services
  • Steven Krasinski, System Administrator
  • Diana Mazur, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Housing Coordinator
  • Barbara Long-Cooper ’98, Administrative Assistant of Faculty

Services Faculty Awards:

  • Professor of the Year: James Koshan, Ph.D., Professor of History and Department Chair.
  • Distinguished Scholar: Kristel Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Distinguished Teacher: Jeonghun Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
  • Distinguished Service: Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Director of the Dietrich Honors Institute
  • Distinguished Adjunct: Kim Braden ’01, Adjunct Professor of Math and Computer Science


Monica Adametz