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September 28 - 30

Schedule of Events Friday, Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Alumni Registration/Hospitality Friends of Art Lounge, Howard Miller Student Center Check in to receive your tickets and information for the weekend. Grab a snack, peruse yearbook displays, relax on the couches and check sign-in lists. And don’t forget to purchase your signature Homecoming 2012 T-shirt!

Kappa Sigma See Saw-A-Thon

All weekend long (from noon on Thurs. to noon on Sun.)! Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thiel College Bookstore Open, HMSC Stop in to buy your Thiel gear!

10 a.m.

*Blue-Gold Golf Scramble Greens of Greenville, 365 Mercer Rd., Greenville, Pa. 10 a.m. ~ Registration begins • 11 a.m. ~ Shotgun start Support Tomcat Athletics and enjoy camaraderie at the annual Homecoming golf outing!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

College Archives Open, Library, 1st floor Take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy light refreshments while browsing the college archives and discovering where in the world Thiel alumni have been.

2 – 4 p.m.

*Around the World Wine Tasting William A. Robinson Theater Mingle with fellow alumni and sample wine from around the world during this wine tasting event hosted by St. Paul’s.

3 p.m.

*Class of 1962 50th Reunion Festivities 3-4:30 p.m. ~ Wine & cheese reception, Weyers Lounge, HMSC 5 p.m. ~ Reunion dinner, Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC

4 p.m.

*Post-Golf Scramble Reception Greens of Greenville Non-golfers are welcome to join the post-scramble party featuring hors d’oeuvre and cash bar. *Reservations necessary

6 – 7:30 p.m.

*Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC 6 p.m. ~ Pre-ceremony hors d’oeuvre reception 6:30 p.m. ~ Awards Ceremony

Join the Alumni Board of Directors and celebrate Thiel’s remarkable alumni at this annual awards ceremony. The Distinguished Alumni (Rev. Donald R. ’68 and Dr. Judith [Charlesworth] ’68 Thomas), Service to Thiel (Don Achenbach ’77 and Rae [Weiss] Johnson ’59) and Young Alumnus (Nathan Bissell ’02) awards will be presented.

8 – 10 p.m.

Concert, Court Announcement and Zambelli Fireworks Alumni Stadium Parking Lot, Gate opens at 7 p.m.

Local talent Chris Higbee will perform at 8 p.m. followed by the announcement of the 2012 Homecoming court. Country music star Chris Cagle will take the stage after the announcement. Visit beginning Monday, Sept. 3 to purchase your tickets ($20 each). A spectacular fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale will cap off the evening.

Saturday, Sept. 29 8 a.m. – noon

Alumni Registration/Hospitality Friends of Art Gallery, HMSC

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Choir Alumni Breakfast Home of Rae (Weiss) Johnson ’59 206 Lynwood Drive, Greenville, Pa.

9 a.m.

3rd Annual Homecoming Motorcycle Ride Meet at Alumni Stadium

9 a.m.

*Reunion Breakfast, Masters Dining Room, HMSC

9 –10:15 a.m.

*Society of 1866 Brunch Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC

10 a.m. – kickoff and Postgame – 5 p.m.

Thiel College Bookstore Open, HMSC

10 a.m.

Welcome Back Worship Johnson Memorial Chapel

Join President Troy VanAken and others for a scenic ride around Pymatuning and Conneaut Lakes (about 1½ hours). Riders can then join in the annual Homecoming parade. This breakfast celebrates alumni from reunion years (class years ending in 2 and 7). Members of the 25th and 50th reunion football teams will be honored.

Bookstore sales move to Alumni Stadium during football game.

Rev. Dr. J. Paul Balas ’62 (Thiel College campus pastor from 1978 to 1989) will preach in this special service; with grateful remembering of all alumni who have died in the past year. All are most welcome! *Reservations necessary

11 a.m.

Class of 2012 Gift Dedication, Amelia Earhart Drive

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tommy Tomcat’s Kids’ Zone Alumni Stadium Parking Lot (under blue and gold tent)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tailgate Lunch, Alumni Stadium Lawn

11:30 a.m.

Homecoming Parade (Riverside Park to Campus)

Dedication of the new sidewalk from College Avenue to the Academic Center, donated by the Class of 2012.

Bring your future Tomcats (ages 3-12) to the Kids’ Zone for fun activities including caricatures, henna tattoos, free ice cream novelty treats, games and more!

Bring the entire family for this delicious barbecue tailgate meal. Cost is $5/person at the tent.

Take a world tour as the annual Homecoming parade makes its way through downtown Greenville (Main Street) to campus. Featuring the Tomcat Marching Pride band and various student and community organizations.

Noon Women’s Volleyball vs. Chatham Gymnasium 12:30 p.m.

Marching Pride Pre-game Show Alumni Stadium Parking Lot

1:30 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game, Thiel vs. Waynesburg Alumni Stadium ~ Tickets available at the gate.

Game Day Honorees: Classes of ’67 & ’72 football teams

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Post-Game Party Tent, Lawn near stadium parking lot

Beer tasting stations featuring beers from around the world! Cost is $10/person at the tent. (Price includes souvenir pilsner glass.) Guests must be 21 or older.

Student Organization(s) Post-Game Parties: (RSVP via e-mail listed near each event)

(General admission: $5/adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 students; Premium gold seats: $7/adults, $6 senior citizens, $5 students)

• Chi Omega International Cookout—Chi Omega House ( • Delta Sigma Phi “Sig Pig Roast”—Delta Sigma Phi House ( • OBC Picnic—Glen Johnson Center ( or • Phi Theta Phi Tailgate—Phi House ( • Sigma Kappa Alumnae Tea—Hunton Hall Lawn ( • Zeta Tau Alpha Picnic—Zeta Tau Alpha House (

4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Westminster, Gymnasium

4 – 10 p.m.

A Farewell to Bill Robinson 23rd Annual Thiel Players Reunion William A. Robinson Theater

5:30 p.m.

Liturgical Service with Holy Communion

A fond farewell to Dr. Robinson, who is retiring at the end of this academic year. Hosted by and including a special presentation from Thiel Players alumni at 8 p.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street

6 p.m.

*Alumni Dinner, Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC

6 – 8 p.m.

1967 and 1972 Football Team Reunion Reception Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC Two former PAC championship teams gather to reminisce.

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

*Tomcat Prowl, Various Locations, Greenville

This annual dinner is always a sell-out event. (Reunion class photos will be taken during this event.) Early registration is suggested!

Back by popular demand! Food and drink specials and giveaways will be available at each “destination.” All participants must use transportation provided. $20 registration fee includes official Tomcat Prowl t-shirt, transportation and wristband. Schedule: 8 p.m. Meet in the Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC 8:50 p.m. Depart campus, begin the Prowl 9 – 9:30 p.m. Hilltop Restaurant (Ireland) 9:45 – 10:15 p.m. Steph’s Corner Pub & Grille (Mexico) 10:30 – 11 p.m. Rumorz (Japan) 11:15 – 11:45 p.m. Padrone’s Pizza & Pub (Morocco) Midnight – 2 a.m. Illusionz Night Club (Tahiti)

Scheduled Shuttle Pickups at Fox’s Pizza parking lot for return to campus or Park Inn by Radisson 11 p.m. & 2 a.m.

9 p.m.

Homecoming Dance, Glen Johnson Center

Sunday, Sept. 30 8 & 10:45 a.m.

Liturgical Service with Holy Communion Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street

11 a.m.

Alpha Xi Delta Alumni Tea, Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC


Alumni Baseball & Softball Games, Tomcat Park


Men’s Soccer vs. Thomas More, Alumni Stadium

1 p.m.

Alumni Volleyball Game, Gymnasium

2 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Thomas More, Alumni Stadium

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

*Reservations necessary


Special rates are available for guests of Thiel Homecoming at the Park Inn by Radisson near Hermitage/Sharon, Pa. Please call the Park Inn directly to make a reservation (no online reservations) and mention that you are booking for Thiel Homecoming. For more information, visit Park Inn by Radisson • 3377 New Castle Road • West Middlesex, Pa. 16159 • (724) 528-2501 *Rooms granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.* A complete list of lodging in the Greenville area is available at:


Thiel is pleased to provide Homecoming guests with complimentary shuttle service between the Park Inn and campus at the following times on Saturday, Sept. 29: Park Inn pickup times: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. On-campus pickup times (in front of Passavant Center): 3:30 & 8 p.m. Downtown Greenville pickup times (for Tomcat Prowl): 11 p.m. & 2 a.m.

General Information

REGISTRATION: • Mail completed registration form and check payable to “Thiel College” (note “Homecoming” on memo line) to Thiel Alumni Office, 75 College Ave., Greenville, PA 16125. • Football tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth prior to the game. • Walk-up reservations are welcome, but events with seating capacity limits will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sorry, no refunds. ATTIRE: Show your Tomcat pride with your favorite blue and gold clothing! And be prepared for all weather with layers and rain gear. No attire restrictions apply. CHECK-IN: When you arrive on campus, stop by the Friends of Art Lounge in the HMSC to pick up your registration packet, name tag and weekend information. PARKING: Parking is provided in the Passavant Center Lot, on the north end of campus. If needed, shuttle service is available between the parking lot and Alumni Stadium on game day. FIND YOUR CLASSMATES: Looking for someone at Homecoming? Stop by the Alumni Association tent at Alumni Stadium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, where you will be able to see the full list of Homecoming attendees. CAMPUS TOURS: Campus tours are available for you and your guests upon request. Please send an e-mail to to schedule a tour during Homecoming weekend. Campus maps will be available at check-in as well.

Event Reservation Form q Blue-Gold Golf Scramble (Price for golfers includes post-scramble reception) q Please assign me to a foursome

_____ @ $80 = ______

q Our foursome includes: (print names & class years) _____ @ $320 =______

1. ____________________________ 2. ___________________________

3. ____________________________ 4. ___________________________

q Post-Golf Scramble Reception Guests _____ @ $10 = q Wine Tasting _____ @ $5 = q Class of ’62 Reception and Dinner _____ @ $15 = q Alumni Awards Ceremony _____ no fee q Reunion Breakfast _____ no fee q Society of 1866 Brunch _____ no fee q Alumni Dinner (#___ Chicken; #___ Beef; #___ Vegetarian) _____ @ $18 = q Tomcat Prowl _____ @ $20 = Please choose t-shirt size(s): qS qM qL qXL qXXL q Signature Homecoming 2012 t-shirt (design will be featured on website) _____ @ $10 =

Please choose t-shirt size(s): qS qM qL qXL qXXL

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PAYMENT INFORMATION (Total enclosed or to be charged $ __________) Name: _______________________________________ Class Year: ________________ Maiden Name: ________________________________ Spouse/Guest Name: ___________________________ Class Year: ________________ Child(ren)’s Name(s): _____________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ E-mail: _________________________

q Check enclosed (please make checks payable to “Thiel College”) qVISA qMasterCard qDiscover qAMEX qDebit ______ - ______ - ______ - ______ (Security Code _____) Exp. Date _____ / _____ Authorized Signature: ___________________________________________________ Please return this form, with payment, to: Alumni Services Office, 75 College Ave., Greenville, PA 16125 Make checks payable to “Thiel College.” Questions: Call (724) 589-2027 Visit for more information and to view attendance lists.



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Homecoming 2012 Invitation  

Schedule and reservation information for Homecoming 2012!