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Alumni and friends from around the world can celebrate the Thiel’s first online Homecoming


Alumni and friends from around the world can celebrate the Thiel’s first online Homecoming

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College is making history with its first virtual and online Homecoming celebration this year, themed “The Roaring Twenties,” with activities that started Monday and are continuing through Oct. 11.

Thiel College presents the Roaring Twenties Homecoming 2020 virtual celebration through a week-long list of online and pre-recorded activities.

The Homecoming celebration will include a long list of events to be held at varying times throughout each day of the week. Special online conversations with Thiel College’s 20th president Susan Traverso, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Business David Miller ’61, H’20 and football coach Mike Winslow ’04 are scheduled. A social media scavenger hunt, Roaring Twenties-themed costume party, announcement of new Thiel Connect online platform and online collection of videos from previous Thiel College homecomings began Monday.

A virtual paint and sip, trivia murder party and numerous other activities will be among the entertaining events offered to students, alumni, and friends of the college through online links provided on the Thiel website.

“Our staff has put together a fun, engaging and exciting list of events, get-togethers, meetings and reunions for the members of our 15,000-plus member network to connect through,” Thiel College Vice President of Advancement Roberta Leonard said. “The Thiel College community is resilient and dedicated, and I am pleased with the interest that has already been shown and expect that enthusiasm will continue through the weekend.”

On Oct. 8, the annual tradition of National Thiel Spirit Day takes on greater significance as Tomcats from around the country will be sharing photos of themselves on social media in their favorite Thiel-themed apparel. Appropriate to the Roaring Twenties theme, the College will present a movie watch party to view The Great Gatsby at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Earlier that day, participants may witness the cooking skills of campus pastor Brian Riddle ’07 or join a book discussion with several hosts including campus librarian Allen Morrill.

On Friday, Chris Cianci ’96 and Patty Alfredo will present an online “Corona Conversation” and DJ Charlie Brown ’82 will host an online radio show and reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10. Dozens of other events will be available for participants to experience.

Read additional information and find event links.

Answers to frequently asked questions involving the virtual Homecoming events may be found online. For more information about Homecoming 2020, contact Director of Alumni Relations David Hummel ’83.

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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 Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master 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.

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