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Covine and Sesti recognized as first Students of Month for 2017-2018 academic year


Covine and Sesti recognized as first Students of Month for 2017-2018 academic year

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Jessa Covine ’18, of Cambridge Springs, Pa., and Samuel F. Sesti III ’18, of Avalon, Pa., were the October Students of the Month for Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania.

Covine is an accounting and business administration major. She is the captain of the track team and has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committees athlete of the week twice. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and Thiel’s business honorary society, Chi Eta Sigma. She is also active in the Global Club and the Outdoor Recreation Club. She has been named to the Dean’s List for her first six semesters.

Following graduation, she hopes to begin a career in accounting and pass her CPA exam.

Covine, a 2014 graduate of Maplewood Junior/Senior High School, is the daughter of Bonnie and Frank Covine, of Cambridge Springs, Pa.

Sesti is an early childhood/special education major. He is a member of the national education Honorary; Alpha Chi, national academic honorary; Order of Omega, the national Greek life leadership honorary; National Society of Leadership and Success, service honorary Les Lauriers; and the national sophomore academic honorary. He is also active in Kappa Sigma fraternity, Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride, concert band, concert choir, and campus theater productions. He has a 4.0 grade point average and has made the Dean’s List for six semesters.

After graduation, Sesti intends to become an elementary or a special education teacher.

Sesti, a 2014 graduate of Northgate Middle/Senior High School, is the son of Janet M. and Samuel F. Sesti Jr., of Avalon, Pa.

The Student of the Month is awarded to seniors. It is among the most prestigious student awards at Thiel College, with only about six ­­­students each semester earning the honor.

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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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