Sharp and Thiel awarded Student of the Month honors for November

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces Alayna Sharp ’18, of Franklin, Pa., and John Thiel ’18, of Pickerington, Ohio, as its November Students of the Month.

Sharp is an English secondary education major. She is the president of the Thiel chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority. Sharp is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education; Sigma Tau Delta, national English honorary society; and National Society of Leadership and Success. Sharp is a representative for the Dietrich Honors Institute.

Following graduation, Sharp will be enrolling in Youngstown State University’s Counseling Master of Science in Education program. She will remain on Thiel’s campus serving as a resident director for the two years while completing her master’s degree.

Sharp, a 2014 graduate of Rocky Grove Junior/Senior High School, is the daughter of Jeffrey and Virginia Sharp, of Franklin, Pa. In her community, Sharp is active in her late aunt’s memorial non-profit organization, Jamie's Kids. The organization gives children in the Venango Country school districts, elementary and secondary, school supplies and Christmas presents if their parents are unable to afford them.

Thiel is a math and computer science major. He is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, serves as the treasurer for the Student Government Association, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, men’s soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

After graduation Thiel plans to get an entry-level software development position. Thiel is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Boy Scouts of America national honor society, The Order of the Arrow.

Thiel, a 2014 graduate of Bishop Hartley High School, is the son of David and Joyce Thiel, of Pickerington, Ohio.

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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.