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Gaul, Jones, and Stelmach earn March Student of the Month recognition


Gaul, Jones, and Stelmach earn March Student of the Month recognition

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces Andrew Gaul, of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Nicholas Jones, of Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Stelmach, of Reading, Pennsylvania as students of the month for March 2015.

Gaul is a senior neuroscience major. He has earned Dean’s List recognition all seven semesters and is a member of Pi Nu Epsilon music honorary society, Alpha Psi Omega theater society, Alpha Chi scholar society, Beta Beta Beta biology society, Les Lauriers senior honorary society, Alpha Sigma Pi leadership society, and Order of Omega Greek society. Additionally, he is a member of the Kappa Sigma social fraternity where he is the pledge educator. Gaul had been a member of the team that raised almost $20,000 for children in need through the Kappa Sigma See-Saw-a-thon for the past four years. He is an intern at the Greenville Neuromodulation Center in Greenville and is doing research at the Cleveland Clinic. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school to become a neurologist.

Gaul, a 2011 graduate of Slippery Rock Area High School, is a son of Betty and Tom Gaul, of Slippery Rock, Pa.

Jones is a senior early childhood education/special education major. He has been named to the Dean’s list all seven semesters and is a member of the Lambda Sigma honor society, the Kappa Delta Pi honor society and Les Lauries honor society. He is a peer tutor, educational department student worker and spends his summers as a summer assistant teacher at the Cranberry Child Development Center. He is a member of the Relay for Life committee and is the Class of 2015 vice president. A three-time captain of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Jones has competed at the national level in the high jump for both indoor and outdoor track and field all while maintaining a grade point average of 3.89. He has been named an academic all-American by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coach’s Association three times. After graduation, Jones would like to find a job teaching and coaching in the area.

Jones, a 2011 graduate of Franklin High School, is a son of Matthew and Valerie Jones, of Franklin, Pa.

Stelmach is a senior biology major and biochemistry minor. She has been named to the Dean’s list all seven semesters and was inducted to Alpha Chi last year. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary society, and is a recipient of the Irene Wintersteen Memorial Science Scholarship. Among her activities, she is an organic chemistry tutor for the Learning Commons and an animal care worker for the Biology department. She was also employed in the herbarium, classifying and organizing dried plants. Stelmach is a four-year captain of the women’s lacrosse team and has been recognized for her academic achievements by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association. She plans to attend veterinary school after graduation.

Stelmach, a 2011 graduate of Governor Mifflin Senior High School, is a daughter of Dr. Pamela Ellenberger and Dr. Paul Stelmach, of Shoemakersville, Pa.

The Student of the Month is among the most prestigious academic awards Thiel College grants each year.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution 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. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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