October 28, 2020

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Thiel Happenings

Alumnus Nate Neely ’94 named Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year

Alumnus Nate Neely ’94 named Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year

Nate Neely ’94, the chief executive officer and owner of Pathways Adolescent Center, was named Thiel College’s 2020 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year.

+  Read the full story in the Newsroom

Screening station volunteer winners announced

Administrative assistant for the Speech-Language Pathology program Jennifer Gongaware and Rebecca Litz ’24 were drawn as the screening station volunteers of the week.

The Volunteer Screener Appreciation Prize incentive program open to employees and students who work for the College’s temperature screening stations. Every Friday, winners are randomly drawn by computer from the weekly list of volunteers and will receive a gift card to a store such as Lowes, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Sheetz or a local establishment. Winners will be contacted and announced the following Monday. This program will continue weekly until the end of the fall semester. 

Health & Wellness Committee water challenge and newsletter

The Health & Wellness Committee is putting together a monthly newsletter. This month’s edition includes recipes, exercise tips and news on No-Shave November.

The committee is also setting up a water challenge for November.

Student News

Chi Alpha Epsilon inducts three

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society inducted new members (L-R) Hollie Barna ’22Leah Endres ’22 and Dahlia Jacks ’22 on Oct. 7 in the TLC classroom. These students were presented with a membership pin and honor cords to be worn at graduation. Current members Emily Valentine ’21 and Alec Hoffman ’21 were unable to attend due to five-person group limitation.  Honorary members who assisted with the ceremony were Nancy Katz and Diane Donnelly Eakin, who also serves as the society’s advisor.

Chi Alpha Epsilon is the national honorary that recognizes and promotes academic achievement. Its members must have been participants in the Thiel Learning Commons.


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).

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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Special Notes

Cap & gown orders open

Fitness Center hours

The fitness center hours are from 2–7 p.m. weekdays. It is open from 1–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


  • Open to Thiel students, faculty and staff only 
  • Health Screening Wristband 
  • Thiel ID 
  • Masks (over mouth and nose) are required at all times
  • Safe social distancing at all times 
  • You must sanitize all equipment you have used 
  • maximum occupancy is 25

DocuCenter updates

The DocuCenter has resumed delivery to the Thiel Post Office daily Monday thru Friday. Items will be delivered once daily and will be to the post office between 10–11 a.m. The DocuCenter will pick up items left at the Post Office at that time. Items can also be emailed to the DocuCenter.

Please include all instructions and a .pdf file. Items not taken delivered to the Post Office can be picked up at the DocuCenter at 18 Ridgeway Ave. during business hours. 


Campus Events


Thiel College first-year students and any other students can begin registration for the spring 2021 term.

For more information, contact Denise Urey ’00.

Twilight Tour Experience

High school students can get a personalized campus tour experience. Prospecitive students will meet with a Thiel College admissions representative. Students can bring transcripts to learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Performing Arts Information Session
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

An online information session about Thiel College’s Performing Arts programs! Students and parents can learn about the Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride, choir and the Thiel Players.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

John Hauser ’71 presents ‘Faculty at Thiel’
Thursday, November 5 at noon

Join us as Thiel College Archivist John Hauser ’71 gives the virtual presentation, “Faculty at Thiel.”

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations.

Courageous Tomcat Conversation Series
Thursday, November 5 at noon

This week’s “The Courageous Tomcat Conversation Series” is a panel discussion featuring alumna Amber-Jenae Bodrick ’09 and Chief Inclusion Officer at Augsburg University Joanne Reeck. The topic will be “Black Women: Where’s The Love.”

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones.


Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out Nov. 4, 2020. Send your event or news to tnotes@thiel.edu by noon Monday, Nov. 2 to be published in that week’s edition.

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