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Thiel College President among employees recognized for service milestones


Thiel College President among employees recognized for service milestones

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College President Troy D. VanAken, Ph.D., was among the 25 employees recognized for reaching a significant employment milestone with the College on Thursday, April 23.

The annual ceremony recognizes employees who have completed anniversaries in five-year increments starting with the fifth year.

Professor Andrew Grover, M.S.; Financial Aid Specialist Patricia Leskovac and Documents Librarian Deborah Ross, M.L.S.; represented this year’s longest-employed group. Each celebrated 30-year employment anniversaries in 2014.

Hired in 1989, Lecturer Brenda DelMaramo, M.A., and Professor Mark DelMaramo, Ph.D.; housekeeper Dabbie Moffett, Adjunct Professor Susan Richards, M.A.; and Administrative Assistant Barbara Samson marked their silver anniversary.

“It’s an honor to recognize the dedication and longstanding service of our staff members,” President VanAken said. “This group represents a variety of skillsets and talents that come together each day to form one vibrant and cohesive college community.”

The 25 employees represent 410 years of combined experience at Thiel College.

Also recognized were James Koshan, Ph.D., (20 years); Cynthia Moyer (20); Denise Urey ’00 (20); Mary Theresa Hall, Ph.D., (15); Constance Jablonski, M.B.A., (15); Sean McConnor, M.F.A., (15); Joseph Schaly, M.A.; (15); Valerie Vernon (15); Sheryl “Sherri” Greenlee-Ogello (10); Robert Knapp (10); Patricia Leipheimer (10); Steven Carr, M.S., (5); Thomas Luciani (5); Aaron McGuiness, M.S., (5); Roberta Mutinelli (5); Bruce “Randy” Thompson (5).

About Thiel College

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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