The Class Agent program is a vital link between Thiel College and its alumni. The person (or persons) volunteering for this position agree(s) to write a minimum of two letters per year to members of your class.
The agent will receive information from the alumni office approximately six times a year in the form of a newsletter, the Thiel Update, as well as information sent to the alumni office from classmates. Information sent directly to the class agent should also be included. The alumni office will handle all printing and distribution of the letters.
In addition, class agents are encouraged to support the aims and purposes of the Thiel College Alumni Association, the regular support of the Thiel Fund, and (as individual finances permit) other college initiatives.
Because of email, fax, and telephone, the Class Agent can live anywhere and still serve effectively.
ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Alumni Board of Directors is a group of 24 members who serve 3-year terms. Members of the Board are expected to be enthusiastic advocates of Thiel College and its alumni association, effective communicators of our mission, and play an integral role in administering and managing the Alumni Association. Duties include the promotion of the Thiel Fund and other initiatives, promotion and support of alumni-sponsored events, co-operation with the Board of Trustees in matters related to overall management and future development of the College, support for the admissions and career services efforts of the college, and selection of recipients of various alumni awards.
As a board member, you will be expected to:
This committee will work closely with the Director of the Thiel Fund to assist with the coordination and implementation of all fundraising programs. The committee will be involved with soliciting members of the Alumni Board and others. The committee will also be asked to identify prospective donors. This may involve targeted letter writing and/or phone calling.
The goal of this committee is to increase communication and involvement between the college and the alumni.
This committee will work closely with the Director of Alumni Services to help plan for traditional alumni events (Homecoming and Reunions, as well as creating new programming ideas and events for alumni and seniors.
In many cases, the committee will work in conjunction with other campus offices such as the Career Center or the Advancement Office to coordinate events. Events may be targeted (by class, geographic area, etc.) and will include both on- and off-campus activities.
NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
The Nominations and Awards Committee is responsible for the selection of two groups of alumni: those for service on the Alumni Board and those whose exemplary career accomplishments and service to their alma mater are worthy of recognition. You can view our Alumni Awards page here.
Members of the Alumni Board of Directors are nominated for a three-year term with the possibility of serving an additional three years. Distinguished Alumni, Service to Thiel, and Young Alumni award recipients nominated, then recognized at Homecoming each year.
Nominations for either the Alumni Board or for recognition as Distinguished Alumni or for their Service to Thiel can be made by alumni of the institution via the forms available on the website or by writing a letter of nomination to the Nominations and Awards Committee, Thiel Alumni Association, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Young Alumni awards are given to those who graduate within the past 10 years, and are nominated by the faculty.
Other ways in which alumni can help their alma mater include:
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