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High-achieving accepted students honored at Academic Distinction Celebration


High-achieving accepted students honored at Academic Distinction Celebration

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College marked the achievements of its highest achieving accepted academic students at the inaugural Academic Distinction Celebration at the Lutheran Heritage Room in the Howard Miller Student Center on campus Friday evening.

About 38 high-achieving students joined more than 100 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college in the Academic Distinction Celebration in the afternoon.

The ceremony began at 4 p.m. Students heard messages from President Troy D. VanAken, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College Lynn Franken, Ph.D., honors student Sean Oros and alumni representative Alexandra McClurg, MPAS, PA-C ’12. Students were recognized based on the scholarships they will receive. Students receiving the High Achievers scholarships, President’s scholarships, Dietrich Honors Institute scholarships, Dean’s scholarships and Academic Department scholarships were acknowledged.

The recognition ceremony was followed by a dessert and networking reception with students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the college.

The day began with an Accepted Student Visit Day at 10:30 a.m. During the visit day, faculty and staff members met with more than 50 high school seniors and their family. The visit day included a buffet lunch, an academic and student activities fair, and panels with current students and parents’ council panel.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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