May 20, 2020

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Thiel College announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020

Thiel College announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020

Three-hundred-fifty students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester.

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Junior Thiel College communication major wins national college broadcasting award

Junior Thiel College communication major wins national college broadcasting award

Thiel College student John Ganiear Jr. ’22, WXTC radio’s business director and news co-director, won a national award for excellence in the category of Best Underwriting Spot, at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s 80th Annual Student Media Conference in early March at New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

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Thiel College enrollment vice president appears on TV to discuss test-optional admissions

Thiel College enrollment vice president appears on TV to discuss test-optional admissions

Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo appeared on the Tuesday edition of WFMJ Today to talk about the waiver on standardized testing for applicants.

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Speech-Language center furnished and ready

The new Center for Speech-Language Services in the Glen Johnson Community Center is furnished and ready to open. Students begin classes in the College’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program in June. Students will work in the Center to get hands-on experience.

Admissions conducting lunch & learn sessions

The Office of Admission is hosting lunch & learn sessions for accepted and prospective students to learn about the process and Thiel’s academic programs. The sessions include members of the Admissions office as well as faculty and staff members.

Upcoming programming. Follow the link to RSVP online for a session:



For more information, email Admissions.

Student News

Thiel students eligible for McMannis fund scholarship

Students at Thiel College are among those at 10 schools eligible for The William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust Fund. Up to 30 renewable scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be granted based on financial need.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania high school senior or graduate or current postsecondary undergraduate
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at one of the following 4-year accredited Pennsylvania institutions: Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Edinboro University, Penn State Behrend, Allegheny College, Clarion University, Grove City College, Thiel College, Westminster College, Slippery Rock University
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Awards are renewable for up to three additional years based on satisfactory progress, and may not exceed the total cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

The application deadline is June 18, 2020.

eCampus bookstore update and giveaway information

Students who left rental books on campus that need to be returned can contact eCampus customer service at 859-209-6958 or email the online bookstore, and eCampus will work with students on a case-by-case basis. 

For the spring 2020 buyback, the eCampus bookstore is offering something EXTRA for students! 

To promote the Thiel College online buyback, eCampus is giving away a $250 textbook scholarship and free pizza for a year to one lucky student who sells back at least one textbook from now until June 1.


Tomcat Tributes

Tomcat Tributes recognize the teamwork Thiel College employees exhibit each day. Employees can nominate co-workers for recognition in four categories (Random Act of Kindness, Going the Extra Mile, Had a Great Idea, Just Because).

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Sheila Farr, Assistant Professor of English

CARES Act information

The recently passed CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) provides increased protections and benefits to health plans. These include enhancements to Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts that now cover over-the-counter products and telehealth appointments.

For more detailed information and updates regarding this plan and others, log on to your Employee Navigator. Benefit and relief information will be posted there for your convenience.

If you have any questions, email a member of the Human Resources department Jennifer Clark, Kim Braden ’01 or Kris Whaling.

COVID-19 Employee Assistance Plan

The Human Resources department also has information on the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Plan. Thiel College and Guardian are now providing the WorkLifeMatters Employee Assistance Program through Integrated Behavioral Health to support you and your family. These services are provided at no cost and are available through July 31, 2020

Disabilities Resource Center Reminder

Thiel College students who are taking summer classes can be eligible for academic accommodations through the Disability Resource Center. Faculty should refer students who are requesting academic accommodations to Disability Resource Center Director Liza Schaef to determine their needs/eligibility for accommodations based on their needs/disability. Students should email Schaef to schedule a meeting (via Teams, Zoom or phone) to discuss and set up their accommodations. Faculty will be notified of student accommodations via email and will be asked to reply indicating that they agree to provide the needed accommodations.

As a reminder, please include the DRC Syllabus Statement in your summer syllabus or as an addendum. Thank you for continuing to support our students with disabilities.

For information, email Schaef.

Partner news

It is the 46th annual National EMS Week. Director, Marketing & Community Relations at Sharon Regional Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital Lisa DiMuccio-Zgela sent a Letter to the Editor submission to various publications to recognize those workers.

Thiel Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus updates will be emailed and posted on the website.

Employees who are having difficulties with technology can contact the Solution Center at 724-589-4000 or by email.

Communications collateral

Employees should update the logos used on institutional materials, including email signatures, letterhead, PowerPoint slides, etc. 

Thiel College has used the shield and wordmark combination as the official institutional logo for more than a year. They are the only approved logo for academic co-curricular and institutional use. Additional athletic logo packages are also available.

Email signatures, brand resources, and a job request form are all available online. A Dropbox folder has been set up with instructions and the materials necessary to create new email signatures. Employees can find other Thiel College-branded resources including letterhead, logos and PowerPoint slides in the same folder.

Thiel College community members who need help with communications and marketing initiatives and collateral can now request those services with a job form. The request form is available on the communications and marketing webpage or linked directly below.

For more information, email the office.

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T-Notes is published every other week during the summer break. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out June 3, 2020. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, June 1 to be published in that week’s edition.

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