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Thiel College recognizes 34 faculty and staff for employment anniversaries


Thiel College recognizes 34 faculty and staff for employment anniversaries

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College celebrated the commitment of 34 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Dinner on April 20.

The annual ceremony recognizes employees who have completed anniversaries in five-year increments starting with the fifth year.

Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair Arthur White Jr., Ph.D., marked his 40th anniversary with the College and was this year’s longest-tenured honoree.

Professor of Chemistry G. Rattan Khalsa, Ph.D., was recognized for reaching her 35th anniversary. College Advancement Administrative Assistant Cinthia McClelland, Professor of English Christopher Moinet, Ph.D.; and Office of Admission Data Analyst Elizabeth Young ’96 were acknowledged for their 30-year tenures.

Hired in 1990 and achieving their silver anniversary were Lecturer and Program Coordinator of Communication Sciences and Disorders Nancy Antonino, Ph.D., and Lecturer of Mathematics Max Shellenbarger. During the May 8 Commencement exercises, Shellenbarger, who is retiring in May, will be awarded emeritus faculty honors. For more information on Commencement and its other honorees, visit the Commencement 2016 page.

“It is important we recognize the contributions and dedication to the Thiel community this group represents,” Thiel College President Troy D. VanAken, Ph.D., said. “These employees’ commitment to the College and its students is one of the reasons Thiel College is a special place.”

The 34 employees represent 435 years of combined experience at Thiel College.

Also recognized were Cynthia Sutton, Ph.D. (20 years); Jesse Amar (15); Michael Balas, Ph.D. (15); Betty LeBarron (15); Anita Lillie (15); David Buck, Ph.D. (10); Deborah Marosy (10); Ludmilla Miller (10); Mary Reames (10); Phyllis Russell (10); and Amy Schafer (10). Earning their first recognition with their five-year anniversary were Jeffrey Arneson; George Branch-Trevathan; Andrew Erb; Lynn Franken, Ph.D.; Nancy Katz; Rhonda Laird; Kyle McGranahan; Melissa Oakes ’03; David Pastorkovich; Regina Richmond; Darrell Satterfield ’06; Brad Schaffer; David Spalding; Chris Stanisky, Ph.D.; Kathy Thompson; and Mary Varley.

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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