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Hibbard, Riggans Named Thiel College Students of the Month for October


Hibbard, Riggans Named Thiel College Students of the Month for October

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces Kayla Hibbard, of Greenville, Pa., and John Riggans, of New Castle, Pa., as students of the month for October 2014.

Hibbard is a senior early childhood/special education major. She is a member of the education honorary, Kappa Delta Pi. She is also a member Alpha Chi, which is Thiel College’s highest honorary society. Hibbard has been on the Dean’s List each of her five semesters and has volunteered for numerous groups, from assisting at education workshops to helping with a sixth-grade environmental club. Hibbard has been a student worker in the Academic Records Office for the past three years.

Hibbard plans to be a teacher and will student teach this spring. She is the daughter of Jodi Hibbard of Greenville, Pa. and Jim Hibbard also of Greenville, Pa.

Riggans is a senior biology major. The senior transfer student has been on the Dean’s List all four of his semesters at Thiel College. He is the vice president for Beta Beta Beta, the biology honors society, and is a member of Alpha Chi, the highest honorary society at Thiel.

Riggans also interned last summer at the Greenville Neuromodulation Center and has been a member of the Outdoorsman’s Club and Ski Club.

Riggans plans to attend medical school. He is the son of Thomas and Margaret Riggans of New Castle, Pa.

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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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