Hermitage businessman John R. Frangakis will be awarded an honorary degree as part of Thiel College’s 2019 Academic Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.
“Jesus & Co.” author Bruce Hartman will share the experiences that led him to write his book about leading an ethical life and Christian life in business with Thiel College students as part of the Ruth A. Miller Senior Seminar on January 23.
Thiel College’s Board of Trustees conferred trustee emeritus status on former long-time member and chancellor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Mark A. Nordenberg, J.D. ’70, H’97. The Board of Trustees will meet for the first time in 2019 in early February.
The Thiel College Board of Trustees first meeting of 2019 will bring together all its newest members. The board appointed three members in the last meeting of 2018 and will install a returning member to the board at its February meeting.
Thiel College announces that as part of the celebration and recognition of Martin Luther King Jr., it will host the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner that will honor members of the Thiel College community who embody the ideals of the civil rights leader. The event begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
Recognition from Forbes magazine, a state redevelopment grant, program achievement and students being featured on the “Today Show” mark some of 2018’s memories. Looking back on the year, the following are the Top 10 stories based on the number of views in the Thiel College newsroom, media attention and social media impact.
Phi Theta Phi Walk-A-Thon chair Vincent Mion ’19, next year’s walk chair Matt O’Connor ’20 and brothers Nathaniel Hill ’20, Alex Pollock ’21 and Nick Mott ’21 will appear on Pittsburgh television station KDKA’s broadcast of its telethon for Children’s Hospital to present a check for the $54,234 they raised with this past weekend’s walk.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Phi Theta Phi’s 100-mile walk from Thiel College to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, alumnus and Thiel College trustee Carl A. Hoffman Jr., D.O. ’69, H’10, and his wife, Theresa H’16, have announced their company, PrimeCare Medical, Inc., have established a $25,000 match challenge for this year’s event.
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