GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announces nine students from a variety of majors make up the 2017-2018 Thiel College Pedas Fellows.
This year’s Pedas Fellows are a highly skilled group, including three returning Fellows, Paige Onomastico, Payton Patterson and Keenan Weimer, and the Pedas Fellows’ first international student, Xin Ning (Eunice) Tan,” James Pedas Professor of Media, Communication and Public Relations and Executive Director of the James Pedas Communication Center Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., said. “Five Pedas Fellows are working as teaching assistants for Presentational Literacy, a critical core curriculum course, and all are assisting their fellow students from across campus.”
The Pedas Fellows’ role is to assist other students with media and computer hardware and software in the James Pedas Communication Center; aid students with other communication skills and processes, such as preparing presentations; serve as teaching assistants for the Presentational Literacy course in the College’s core curriculum; and support courses across campus with communication needs such as video recording. The Pedas Fellows are supervised by Claussen, who is also Chair of the Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations; with assistance from Media Production Engineer Mike Battisti and Assistant Professor Ross Nugent, a film, video and television specialist.
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