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College employees honored for reaching service milestones


College employees honored for reaching service milestones

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thirty-two employees of Thiel College, a leading northwest Pennsylvania liberal arts college, were honored for completing service milestones recently.

The annual ceremony recognizes employees who have completed anniversaries in five-year increments starting with the fifth year. This year’s honorees represent more than 385 cumulative years of experience at the College.

Administrative Assistant of Faculty Services, Education Barbra Long-Cooper ’98, of Greenville, Pa., was recognized for reaching her 35th anniversary with the College and was this year’s longest-tenured honoree.

Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Enrollment Management Tammy Shilling, of Greenville, Pa., was recognized for her 30th anniversary. Department Chair and Professor of Sociology Allan Hunchuk, Ph.D., of Sharon, Pa., Housekeeping Supervisor Kimberly Scobbie-Byler, of Greenville, Pa., and Groundskeeper Randy Coxson, of Greenville, Pa., were recognized for their 25-year tenures.

Also recognized were

  • Michael Bray, D.M.A. (20 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Sonya Lapikas (20 years), of Sharon, Pa.
  • Homer Bloom ’02 (15 years), of Conneaut Lake, Pa.
  • Joan Faltot (15 years), of Mercer, Pa.,
  • Jack Leipheimer ’74 (15 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Roberta Leonard (15 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Linda Mitchell (15 years), of Greenville, Pa.,
  • Marvin Seiple (15 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Judith Ellis (10 years), of Conneaut Lake, Pa.
  • Douglas Hazlett, Ph.D. (10 years), of West Middlesex, Pa.
  • Ellen Lippert, Ph.D. (10 years), of Cranberry, Pa.
  • Tim Loomis (10 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Matthew Morgan, Ph.D. (10 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Ken Stuyvesant (10 years), of Greenville, Pa.
  • Richard Walcott (10 years), of Hermitage Pa.

Earning their first recognition with their five-year anniversary were Kimberly Braden ’01, of Springboro, Pa.; Melanie Broadwater ’96, of Transfer, Pa.; Andrew Houpt ’85, of Greenville, Pa.; James Knapp, of Hermitage, Pa.; Carol Kuznicki, of Greenville, Pa.; Sherry Nold, of Farrell, Pa.; Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06, of West Middlesex, Pa.; Anna Reinsel, Ph.D. ’06, of Brookfield, Ohio; Bella Sarandrea, of Sharon, Pa.; Robert Schaller, of Transfer, Pa.; Noel Stanger ’07, of Greenville, Pa.; Angela Wark, of Hadley, Pa.

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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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