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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Gavrylyuk, a virtuosic pianist and Steinway artist, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Thiel College’s David Johnson Memorial Chapel as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Series.
A former member of the Board of Trustees, two alumni and a student were honored Wednesday night as top entrepreneurs in the region by Thiel College’s Haller Enterprise Institute.
Thiel College leaders celebrated the College’s ongoing relationship with iconic children’s advocate and television host Fred Rogers with representatives of the McFeely-Rogers Foundation and about 15 preschoolers on Tuesday when they dedicated the Mister Fred Rogers Room in the James Pedas Communication Center.
ILSCO Extrusions president John Thigpen ’86 sees the potential for a coming boom.
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