GREENVILLE, Pa.—President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., invites members of the College and Greenville-area communities to its annual Founders‘ Day ceremony as Thiel continues its sesquicentennial celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Howard Miller Student Center.
Thiel College will present the annual Louis and Barbara Thiel Award and distinguished faculty and staff awards at the event.
Five faculty members will be honored:
Six staff members will be recognized with special awards:
John ’71 and Nancy (Gibson) Hauser ’75 will be given the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award as part of the ceremony. The Hausers have given many years of service to the College, and John continues to work curating the extensive Thiel Archives. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate exemplary character, continuity of leadership, and long-term service to Greenville and the surrounding area. The recipients must demonstrate a commitment to the common good above private interests. The award is named after Louis and Barbara Thiel, whose generosity made the founding of Thiel College possible in 1866.
About Thiel College
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 new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master 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 as it celebrates 150 years.