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Homecoming 2019 – Let The Good Times Roar

Thiel College invites you to let the good times roar at the Homecoming 2019 celebration! The Thiel College Tomcats take on St. Vincent College on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the annual Homecoming football game.

Alumni registration and hospitality will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

Weekend Events Quick Guide:

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • Thiel Spirit Day
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Common Hour: Criminal Justice Visiting Fellow, Richard Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
  • 5-7 p.m. - Joining Generations Cookout at St. Paul's Senior Living Community

Friday, Oct. 11

  • 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - Alumni & Friends Registration and Hospitality
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes Open to Alumni (see list of classes below)
  • 10 a.m. Blue-Gold Golf Outing
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:10-4 p.m. - Greenhouse Open for Tours
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Campus Store Open
  • 1-2 p.m. - Art Gallery Open
  • 1-4 p.m. Campus Tours
  • 1-5 p.m. - Archives Open
  • 2-4 p.m. Wine Tasting Open House
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Alumni Professions Panel
    • Business Professions: Stories from graduate school and the workplace (Pedas 125):
      • Alan Shepard '03, MBA - CFO of EdgeMarc Energy
      • Jennifer Keopka '09, MBA - Location Manager of Bennet and Houser Funeral Home
      • Shaun Ferguson '12 - Auditor for First National Bank
    • Diverse Perspectives: Unconventional degree paths (Discovery Classroom):
      • Tamekia Merriwether - Mentor to Athletes of East High School
      • Sonja Heard '03 - Director of Care Coordination at Primary Health Network
      • Gregory Stringer '18 - Self-Care Specialist for Forte Medical
      • Clyde J. Morgan ’00
      • Jennifer M. Morgan ’03
    • Thiel Tomorrow: Thiel's up and coming graduate programs (Stamm Lecture Hall):
      • Howard Schwartz '79 - Environmental Health Safety Professional for CIRCOR Aerospace and Defense
      • Matt Shields '13 - Environmental Health and Safety Manager for NOF Metal Coating North America
      • Tim Taylor '13 - Physician Assistant at UPMC, Pittsburgh
      • Kelsey Rose '15 - MS CCC-SLP, Next Step Therapy
    • Live Events: Event planning and behind the scenes (TCTV Studio):
      • Jessica Long '16 - Senior Event Planner at Phipps Conservatory
      • Jessica Bartko '15 - Coordinator of Campus Life and Residence Life at Chatham University
      • Julia Tiberio - Event Planner for the International Council of Shopping Centers
  • 4:30-6 p.m. Student & Alumni Networking Reception
  • 6 p.m. Hall of Fame Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Ceremony
  • 7-9 p.m. - Paint & Sip
  • 8-10 p.m. - Student Pep Rally (alumni welcome)

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Alumni & Friends Registration and Hospitality
  • 8:30-10 a.m. - Class Reunion Breakfast
  • 10-11 a.m. - Choir Alumni Gathering
  • 10 a.m.-Noon - Campus Tours
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Campus Store Open
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alumni & Student Tailgate Zone
    • Dietrich Honors Institute table: 11 a.m.-1p.m.
    • Alumni Association Board of Directors table: 12-3 p.m.
    • Class of 1989 table: 12-3 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Alumni Baseball Game
  • 10:30 a.m. - Speech-Language Pathology Event
  • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - All Tomcat Lunch (TC Cafe)
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Luncheon
    • Dr. Gary Fincke '67
    • Dr. Joseph Nairn '79
    • Dr. Darrin Rubino '95
    • Clyde Morgan '00
    • Maggie Giel-Bovaird '09
    • Kevin Farr '09
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m. Homecoming Parade
  • 2-2:30 p.m. - All Class Reunion Photos
  • 2-4 p.m. - Tomcat Family Zone
  • 2-3 p.m. Meet the Thiel Community Leaders
  • 3 p.m. Football Game
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Reunion Gatherings
    • Class of 1969; Gallery Grill
    • Class of 1979; Weyers Lounge
    • Class of 2009; James Pedas Communication Center
  • 6-11 p.m.: Outdoor Club Bonfire

Sunday, Oct. 13

  • 11 a.m.-Noon Service of Rememberance
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All Tomcat Brunch

Classes available for alumni to attend on Friday, Oct. 11

  • 9-9:55 a.m. - Environmental Geology; AC 13
  • 9-9:55 a.m. - Social Problems; AC 139 (Bly Hall)
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Introduction to Philosophy; G 103
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Strategic Management; AC 129
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Advanced Topics in History: American Labor; G 210
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Quantitative Analytics; AC 108
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Interpreting Jewish/Christian Scriptures; Pedas 125
  • 10-10:55 a.m. - Introduction to On-line and Print Journalism; Pedas 101
  • 11-11:55 a.m. - Ethics; G 103
  • 11-11:55 a.m. - Introduction to Environmental Studies; AC 13
  • 11-11:55 a.m. - Announcing; Pedas 121
  • 11-11:55 a.m. - Introduction to Modern Physics; AC 34
  • 11-11:55 a.m. - Counseling Methods & Personality Theory; AC 138
  • 12-12:55 p.m. - Honors: Comm Effect; Grammar, Dialect; G 209
  • 1-1:55 p.m. - Introduction to Health Professions; Pedas 121
  • 1-1:55 p.m. - Statics & Dynamics; S 1

Contact

For questions, contact David Hummel '83, director of alumni relations, at alumni@thiel.edu.