More than 250 students complete Thiel College’s first online December term

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The final day of classes wrapped up recently for the first online December term at Thiel College.

The 15 classes, which covered both traditional and modern class materials, had 254 students registered. Classes covered topics in computer literacy, communications, psychology, research methods and Lutheran issues while others considered the narratives in sports documentaries and had students involved in modern diplomacy through online meetings.

“This online session born out of the way our semester was put together to deal with the pandemic was incredibly successful,” Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Elizabeth Frombgen, Ph.D. said. “We created a best-of-both-worlds scenario for our students. We made it through an entire conventional semester with in-person classes—a format that our students wanted and that also provides the most beneficial learning format—and then we were able to offer an online setting for students to earn additional credits.”

Frombgen was one of 12 faculty members who taught during the December session, which began Nov. 30.

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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.