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Harrisburg healthcare executive to be recognized with honorary degree at Honors Convocation


Harrisburg healthcare executive to be recognized with honorary degree at Honors Convocation

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College will honor PrimeCare Medical, Inc. Executive Vice President Theresa Hoffman with an honorary degree at its Academic Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.

Upon Theresa Hoffman’s introduction to Thiel College by her husband of 20 years, Carl Hoffman Jr., D.O. ’69, H’10, she connected immediately to the institution. She formed lasting friendships with the faculty, administration, Board of Trustees, students and staff.

“Theresa Hoffman has been a leading advocate for Thiel College and its students. She and her family have provided generous gifts of time and resources to create opportunities for the young men and women who attend Thiel College,” Vice President for College Advancement Roberta Leonard said. “Theresa has hosted, met and networked with students. She has been an outstanding supporter of the institution and has earned this rich honor with her and her family’s longstanding commitment.”

Behind her guidance and oversight, PrimeCare Medical, Inc. has provided internships for Thiel College students. The Hoffman’s support has included opening their home and providing housing for Thiel College interns.

In honor of her inaugural year, President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., will give the keynote address during the Convocation ceremony. Since taking office on Aug. 1, President Traverso has made a clear commitment to student success and engaging Thiel’s first-year student population. She is a recognized leader in higher education. Traverso is active with several national organizations, including the Council of Independent Colleges and the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She has been invited to speak nationally and has led workshops on leadership, board governance, and student learning.

Hoffman graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1981. She began her professional career immediately after high school working in the travel industry and then in the law field. She moved on to handle digital equipment accounts for several years before accepting a position as a special assistant to the president at PrimeCare Medical, Inc. in December 1995. She assumed more responsibilities and was elevated to executive vice president in May 1996. She oversees the financial review and approval of all corporate bills and corporate event planning. She also reviews all corporate policies and human resources issues and handles management of all corporate employees.

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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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