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Thiel College collaborating with local VFW on Camp Reynolds and World War II research

 

Thiel College collaborating with local VFW on Camp Reynolds and World War II research

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College students, faculty and staff members will begin a project, which will also include collaboration with a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, next year to research the College’s connection and role in Camp Reynolds and World War II.

Professor of History David Buck, Ph.D., Reference Librarian for Information Services Tressa Snyder, M.L.S., and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Elizabeth Frombgen, Ph.D., were awarded a $10,000 Humanities Research for the Public Good Grant by The Council for Independent Colleges for their proposal, “Role of Thiel College and Camp Reynolds in World War II.”

According to Buck, the project will take place from July 2021 to May 2022. Buck and Snyder will work with three students on examining the role of Thiel and Camp Reynolds during World War II. It will build on the Thiel College Veterans Project and begin incorporating the surrounding area. Buck and students in his research methods class have been working the past few years to document every veteran with a connection to the College.

“We are excited to work with our community partner, the Reynolds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599 on collecting information about area World War II veterans and Camp Reynolds. The end product of this grant will be the creation of a traveling poster exhibit and accompanying presentations for Thiel, the VFW, and local schools,” Buck said.

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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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