GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces Elizabeth Onegow, of Essex, Vt., and Sean Oros, of Fowler, Ohio, as students of the month for December 2014.
Onegow is a senior English and religion major who will graduate in May. She is a member of the Dietrich Honors Institute and Alpha Chi, one of only four national scholarship societies admitting membership to superior junior and senior students irrespective of their fields of study. On the 290 campuses with chapters, Alpha Chi membership is the highest academic honor that can be awarded. Onegow has been the president of the Lutheran Student Movement and English Club. She is in her second term as vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society. She also has been the treasurer/secretary of English Club and the secretary of The Alliance. She is involved with Theta Alpha Kappa, the religion honors society, and is part of the Thiel Student Support Network. She has been involved with Women Inspiring the Next Generation and Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honor society.
She also is a member of Les Lauriers, a local organization recognizing junior and senior students for scholarship, leadership and service. Membership in Les Lauriers carries a commitment to contribute to college and/or community life and to promote equal opportunity among all people. She has earned Dean’s List recognition for five semesters and is a Presidential Scholarship award winner.
“We’re the fortunate recipients of her service and willingness to go the extra mile as she moves comfortably between academics and service,” Professor of English and Faculty Chair Dr. Mary Theresa Hall said.
Onegow is a daughter of Deborah Stender and Peter Onegow. She belongs to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho, Vt.
Oros is a senior history and English double-major who will graduate in May. He has a 4.0 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List for six semesters. He is a recipient of the Stewart Academic Scholarship and The Robert Heissenbuttel Professor of English Endowed Scholarship. Oros is a member of Alpha Chi and Les Laurier. Oros is the Phi Alpha Theta history honorary society representative to the Student Government Association and works as a Resident Advisor in the dorms. He is a co-editor of Thiel College’s literary magazine “The Phoenix” and serves as the President of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary. Oros serves as president for Kappa Sigma fraternity and Global Club, a campus organization trying to increase global awareness and promote the college’s international study and work opportunities.
“Students in the honors program, as well those in his majors, look up to Sean as a mentor and example of true intellectual accomplishment at the college,” Professor and Chair of the English Department Dr. Christopher Moinet said. “His warmth and good spirit make him one of the best-liked people (at Thiel College).”
Oros is a son of Linda and Albert Oros of Fowler, Ohio.
The Student of the Month is among the most prestigious academic awards Thiel College grants each school year. Only six female and six male students each academic year are chosen.
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