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President Traverso, Thiel College dignitaries welcome new hotel to Greenville community


President Traverso, Thiel College dignitaries welcome new hotel to Greenville community

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., joined members of the Board of Trustees and alumni and about 100 other members of the Greenville community at the ribbon cutting for the new Cobblestones Suites & Hotel along 81 Hadley Road on Tuesday.

The grand opening event included short addresses from many of the key contributors as well as room tours, food and refreshments.

The 54-room facility is the first chain hotel in the Greenville area. The hotel has a pool and spa, fitness room and conference area.

Several key members of the investment team have ties to the College. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Barry Stamm, M.D. ’70, and his wife, Carol ’71, Trustees Rick Huether ’74 and his wife, Mary Ellen, and Dale Deist and his wife, Barbara, were among the 16 investors from the region. Greenville businessman Harvey Childs H’15 was also a member of the investment group.

The hotel has been open since May.

Thiel College presented the Cobblestone Suites & Hotel with a framed print for its lobby.

About Thiel College

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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