March 10, 2021

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Thiel Happenings

Thiel College Department of Athletics releases spectator policy for remainder of semester

Thiel College Department of Athletics releases spectator policy for remainder of semester

The Thiel College Department of Athletics, in adherence with local and state regulations, announced Monday an updated fan attendance policy for the remainder of the 2021 spring semester.

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Thiel College business students compete in Pennsylvania Direct Effect Innovation Challenge

Thiel College business students compete in Pennsylvania Direct Effect Innovation Challenge

A team of business and marketing students under the direction of Assistant Professor of Business and Marketing Steve Kandray advanced to the final round of the America250PA 2020 Direct Effect Innovation Challenge.

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Look back at Academic Honors Convocation

The 2021 Academic Honors Convocation was unlike any of the convocations that preceded it. Watch the video for a look at the event and go to the web page to download a program from the event. 

Traverso addresses the campus community during Thiel News Time

President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., updated the campus community on athletics spectator policy, the work on the roof at Roth Hall, enrollment figures, the search for a new Vice President for Finance and Management and the envisioning meetings that were being held.

Traverso also reminded the campus community to encourage students to file the FAFSA and to register for fall.

Thielensian seeking sponsors for upcoming print and online editions

The Thielensian is looking for sponsors for their online and print newspaper that will be coming out in April. 

Faculty, students, and alumni can promote their organizations, departments or businesses. 

For more information, contact John Gannier ’22.

Student News

Broome shares insights on career and opportunities available in manufacturing

Laura Broome ’92 was the featured speaker at the March 3 Ruth A. Miller Senior Business Seminar. She is the Director of Commercial Contract Administration for Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America; it is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Broome related how her experiences at Thiel prepared her for success in a variety of positions and industries and how she deals with the challenges of working in a highly competitive and dynamic environment.

“Broome concluded her speech by discussing her current status as Director of Commercial Contract Administration. Also, she described the valuable lessons that she has acquired during her career. Specifically, Broome emphasized the importance of workplace communication as well as the significance of continuous growth and education. During her presentation, Broome clearly displayed her confidence (both in herself and in current undergraduates) through her experiences and advice. It is important that students carry the same positivity and faith with them throughout their professional lives.” Emily Baker ’22

“She also said she had to work for respect in every environment she was in and had to do it multiple times, and it was difficult. Being a woman, she had to fight harder for respect.” Jocelyn Bracken ’21

“A subject matter expert, in her words, was someone who became extremely skilled in their niche sector, becoming a respected and sought-after individual. In her experience, it is this one factor that she gave credit to for giving her the opportunities she had in her career.” William Brandsema ’21

“I could make this five-pages long, but I won’t. I have learned so many different things that no other speaker has provided us with before. She left us with this: ‘Anywhere you go, you take yourself. Be aware; learn; grow; adapt; do better, always.’ I will repeat this to myself for the rest of my life, as it is so applicable to anything I may do.”  Ashton Camerot ’22

“I admire how she solved problems. I want to say that just because you did not come from the richest family but if you push life with confidence and believe you want to be successful you will be, and Broome is a prime example of it.”  Eligah Flynn ’21

“Another point she made that really resonated with me was that the way you manage subordinates should differ from person to person. I think that this is a very important lesson that she was teaching because a lot of people think that you should treat everyone the same so that there can be no special treatment. She said that a key piece of leadership information is that you need to assess what makes each person tick so that you can manage everyone individually to get the best results.”  Hailee Hess ’21

“I have come to realize after the sixth speaker we have had is that networking and how you present yourself are two huge things. Networking and connecting with people seem to be what every single speaker has harped on and said at least 10 times in their speech. Another thing is being presentable and professional.” Jeff Karnoff ’21

“In her finishing statements, she talked of the importance of being a great leader. The statement that she said that will stick with me for a long time is ‘you have to re-earn respect when you go from job to job. Don’t just expect it.’” Delaney Merideth ’21

“Something that struck me was her passion to help up raise our self-awareness. She briefly touched on this subject, therefore, I asked her to elaborate on how we should go about building this awareness. Her answer was the opposite of what I thought it was going to hear. She expressed to us that self-awareness is about watching others like superiors as well as knowing who you are around. Superiors tend to have great awareness due to their experience as a boss or manager. Knowing your peers who are around you allows for you to adjust your speaking and teaching style if need.” Jessica Peters ’21

“She put lots of work into understanding her job and genuinely began to feel satisfied. As she started to excel, she realized her role in her job and that is to make the boss’s job easier. This should be every employee’s goal, so the boss knows that he or she has a reliable worker.”  Anthony Sebastian ’21

“She put in hard work while at Thiel and kept advancing in her career.  When something did not challenge her, she opted to ask for more.  When she was faced with a difficult situation, she would do everything she could to fix it, beating projected outcomes tenfold.” Hannah Uschock ’22 

“Dinner was quite the challenge! My cohorts and I felt it hard to cut and eat a whole artichoke, as well as elegantly get the chicken off the skewer. However, we seemed to manage with grace!” Jessica Peters ’21

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Austin Moore, assistant football coach
  • Christian Pawola, assistant football coach
  • Aaron Shawgo, police officer

DocuCenter updates hours

The DocuCenter’s new hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact the DocuCenter at ext. 2267.


Campus Events

Thiel College Courageous Conversations, “2020 Vision in Hindsight/ Vision 2021 with Clarity”
Thursday at noon

Clinical therapist, founder and CEO Agent of Change LLC, Mental Health Services and Resources Bertha White will reflect on the unprecedented journey of the previous year and help attendees gain valuable self-insight, identify limitations and build on strengths.

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones Jr. at ext. 2193.

Get Psyched for Thiel Virtually
Thursday at 6 p.m.
Thiel College at home

Thiel College virtually hosts prospective high school students looking to pursue a major in psychology. Students will learn about the different aspects of all psychology majors offered!

For more information, contact the Office of Admission.

Free Irish Luck Boxes
March 17 from 11 a.m. to noon
Howard Miller Student Center lower level

The Counseling Center is handing out an Irish Luck Box for students while supplies last.

Thiel College Courageous Conversations, “Turning Passion, Into Purpose”
March 18 at noon

This discussion will dive into some of the growing pains that come with developing a passion and also identifies steps to breaking through barriers.

For more information, contact Anthony E. Jones Jr. at ext. 2193.

Community Event

Heritage Day Festival: Greenville Symphony Orchestra Concert
Friday at 4 p.m.
Graul Amphitheater, Riverside Park

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will perform in Graul Amphitheater in Riverside Park during the Heritage Days Festival.


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).

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published weekly during the academic year. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out March 17, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, March 15 to be published in that week’s edition.

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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