May 26, 2021

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Next Issue: June 9, 2021

Thiel Happenings

Thiel College Peer Mentors chosen to help first-year students transition to college experience

Thiel College Peer Mentors chosen to help first-year students transition to college experience

Fourteen Thiel College students will aid the College’s incoming first-year students transition to college life as Peer Mentors for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Arbor Day Foundation honors Thiel College with 2020 Tree Campus recognition

Arbor Day Foundation honors Thiel College with 2020 Tree Campus recognition

Thiel College was honored with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Thiel College recognizes valedictorians, salutatorian and top scholarship winner

Thiel College recognizes valedictorians, salutatorian and top scholarship winner

Three graduates were recognized as the top students and another was awarded a top post-graduate scholarship by Thiel College recently.

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Pickens appointed Associate Academic Dean and Registrar

Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06 will transition into the role of Associate Academic Dean and Registrar this summer as Denise Urey ’00 retires in September.

Urey began at Thiel College in 1994 when she started in the Special Events Office. Later, she joined the Academic Records Office as assistant to the registrar before assuming the role of registrar, which she has held for 11 years. 

Urey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in May 2000. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Mercer, Pa. The 2015-2016 Thiel College yearbook, The Endymion, was dedicated to Urey and Assistant Registrar Debbie Schreiber.

Pickens was appointed the faculty chair in 2020. Pickens was presented the Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2019 to celebrate her commitment to the College in various service areas.

Pickens graduated with a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience (2012)  and a master’s degree in experimental psychology (2009) from Kent State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Thiel College in 2006.

Student News

Thiel football team profiled in The Herald

The Thiel football team was the subject of a feature in The (Sharon) Herald recently.

Three days a week, members football team volunteered for an after-school program for Sharon City School District students from grades two to six.

Student trip to Cedar Point

The Thiel College Roller Coaster Club is sponsoring a trip to Cedar Point on June 2.

For more information, contact Than Oo at ext. 2192.

Special Notes

HR Notes

Thiel College welcomes:

  • Amy Arbogast, vice president for finance and administration
  • Matthew Clark ’21, maintenance
  • Tara Floch, housekeeper
  • Eric McCann, maintenance

And says farewell to:

  • Daniel DiSalvo, maintenance
  • Barbara Long-Cooper ’98, academic affairs assistant
  • Kyle Woody, Executive Director of the Pedas Communication Center/Assistant Professor and Department Chair
  • Gage Gladysz ’20, G’21, graduate resident director


Campus Events

New Student Orientation
June 14 and 15
Thiel College Campus

Deposited students for the Thiel College Class of 2025, will prepare for the fall semester.

For more information, email the Office of Admission or call ext. 2345.

Blue–Gold Golf Outing
Monday, June 14 at 1 p.m.
The Avalon Golf and Country Club, Sharon, Pa.

The annual Blue-Gold Golf Outing fundraiser costs $80 for individuals or $320 for a foursome. Skill prizes and team prizes are available!

For more information, contact Jenna Petrucci.


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.

Publishing Schedule

T-Notes is published every other week during the summer. It arrives Wednesday afternoons. The next edition will be out June 9, 2021. Send your event or news to by noon Monday, June 7 to be published in that week’s edition.

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