HOMECOMING Proud of our Past
OCTOBER 11 - 13
Homecoming festivities. An active construction site
enhancements, including Bly Lecture Hall, a new greenhouse, an updated athletic training room and more. Come and see progress on the James Pedas Communication Center—the first academic facility built on campus in more than 40 years! Reunite with alumni, family, faculty and friends as Thiel reflects on being PROUD OF OUR PAST and is BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE.
Schedule of Events Friday, OCT. 11
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Alumni Registration/Hospitality Friends of Art Lounge, HMSC
Check in here to receive your tickets and information for the weekend. Grab a snack, relax on the couches and check sign-in lists.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thiel College Bookstore Open, HMSC 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 scramble!
1 – 5 p.m. 1 – 5 p.m. 2 – 4 p.m.
College Archives Open, Library, 1st floor Art Show Open, Library, 1st floor
Sister Mary Corita Kent prints will be on exhibit.
*Wine Tasting Library, 1st Floor
Mingle with fellow alumni, during this wine tasting event hosted by St. Paul’s.
*Class of 1963 50th Reunion Festivities Sawhill-Georgian Room, HMSC 3:30 p.m. ~ Reception 4:30 p.m. ~ Dinner
*Post-Golf Scramble Reception Greens of Greenville
Non-golfers are welcome to join the post-scramble party with raffle prizes hors d’oeuvre and cash bar. *Reservations necessary
4:30 - 6 p.m.
*Student-Alumni Network Reception Downing Dining Room, Lower Level, HMSC
*Class of 1958 55th Reunion Dinner Greens of Greenville
6 – 7 p.m.
*Alumni Awards Ceremony Lutheran Heritage Room, HMSC
Please join members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors at this special networking reception geared toward assisting current students with building their professional network, connecting with current alumni and to provide advice on how best to make their way upon graduation. Co-sponsored by Thrivent.
Celebrate Thiel’s remarkable alumni at the annual awards ceremony. The Distinguished Alumni (Dr. William Reinhart ’61, Michael Lanciotti Jr. ’78 and John “Jack” Martin ’75), Service to Thiel (Dr. James Bloomfield and Raymond Hanlon ’74) and Young Alumni (Grant T. Alexis ’05 and Branning Street ’06) awards will be presented.
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. *Alumni Reunion Dinner Weyers Lounge, HMSC Sit-down dinner with fellow alumni and families. 9 p.m.
Pep Rally, Homecoming Court Announcement & Zambelli Fireworks Alumni Stadium
Alumni Party Tent Alumni Stadium
Step on over to the party tent at Alumni Stadium and dance the night away with live music from “Magoo.” Purchase a glass (or two) of your favorite beer, served in a souvenir mug!
saturday, OCT. 12 8 a.m. – noon
Alumni Registration/Hospitality Friends of Art Gallery, HMSC
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
*5K Run/Fun Walk for Malaria Co-Sponsored By DHI & Campus Ministry
Join the Detrich Honors Institute and Thiel Campus Ministry on a 5K Run/ Fun Walk. Proceeds benefit the ELCA Malaria Campaign. A registration packet with complete race details will be mailed to interested participants or the information can be printed from the Homecoming website. Entry Fees (per participant): $15 before Oct. 4, $20 after Oct. 4.
A child dies from malaria every 60 seconds… Working through churches in 11 African countries, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease—for good. Thiel’s Dietrich Honors Institute and Campus Ministry Program are joining forces to help bring an end to this disease.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. *Choir Alumni Breakfast Weyers Lounge, HMSC
Hosted on campus this year by The Thiel Choir Director Dr. Michael Bray and his wife, Becky.
*Guided Campus Tours Depart from the Admissions Office, HMSC
Join a student ambassador for a guided campus tour and see all the improvements around campus. Please register and let us know how many will be in your tour group. Maps for self-guided tours will also be available at the registration table.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tommy Tomcat’s Kids’ Zone Alumni Stadium Lawn
Bring your future Tomcats (ages 3-12) to the Kids’ Zone for fun activities including inflatables, face painting, games and more!
11 a.m. – kickoff Thiel College Bookstore Open, HMSC Bookstore sales move to Alumni Stadium during football game. *Reservations necessary
Women’s Volleyball vs. Waynesburg University Rissell Gymnasium
Alumni Baseball Game Ball Fields at Tomcat Park
Class of 2013 Gift Dedication Basketball Court, Lower Campus Quad
Dedication of the new outdoor basketball court donated by the Class of 2013 and located on the west end of campus near the Glen Johnson Community Center.
Noon – 2 p.m.
1 - 1:30 p.m.
*Alumni Basketball Match-up Basketball Court, Lower Campus Quad
For more information, please contact Kraig Smith, Wellness Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-589-2835.
Bly Hall Renovation Dedication and New Faculty and Staff Reception Bly Hall, Academic Center
Join us and meet new faculty and staff while celebrating the complete renovation of Bly Auditorium. This renovation was funded in part by the Class of 1961 and through an additional generous donation in honor of Dr. Joyce Cuff and Prof. David Miller ’61 and in memory of Dr. Chauncey Bly by Dr. Carl ’69 H’10 and Theresa Hoffman.
Tailgate Lunch, Alumni Stadium Lawn
Bring the entire family for this delicious tailgate meal. Cost is $5/person at the tent.
Homecoming Parade Riverside Park to Campus
Witness the Tomcat spirit as the annual Homecoming parade makes its way through downtown Greenville (Main Street) to campus. Featuring the Tomcat Marching Pride band and various student organizations.
Marching Pride Pre-game Show Alumni Stadium
Homecoming Football Game vs. St. Vincent Alumni Stadium Tickets available at the gate. *Reservations necessary
Womenâ€™s Volleyball vs. Westminster
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. *All Alumni BBQ Dinner Alumni Stadium
Grab dinner and reminisce in the post-game barbeque tent. Cash bar. Visit the homecoming web site to see what affinity groups are having post-game parties this year!
Class of 1963 50th Anniversary Off-campus Dinner (Pittsburgh)
8 p.m. â€“ 2 a.m.
*3rd Annual Tomcat Prowl Various Locations, Greenville
8 p.m. ~ Refreshments in Sawhill-Georgian Room 9 p.m. ~ Depart for Tomcat Prowl Tour the town with fellow Tomcats and visit your favorite Greenville haunts! Food, drink specials and giveaways will be available at each destination. All participants must use the provided transportation. $15 registration fee includes official Tomcat Prowl giveaway, transportation and wristband.
sunday, OCT. 13 10 a.m.
Worship and Service of Remembrance, Johnson Memorial Chapel
This special service honors our deceased alumni and friends. All are encouraged to attend. Thiel Choir Alumni please arrive at 9:15 a.m. to rehearse song selections prior to service.
Alumni Softball Game, Tomcat Park
Alumni Volleyball Game, Gymnasium
Special rates are available for guests of Thiel Homecoming at The Hampton Inn, Grove City, Pa. and The Hampton Inn, West Middlesex, Pa. Please call the location of your choice directly to make a reservation (no online reservations) and mention that you are booking for Thiel Homecoming. The Hampton Inn & Suites–4 Holiday Blvd., Grove City, Pa. 16137 (724) 748-5744 The Hampton Inn–58 Winner Lane, West Middlesex, Pa. 16148 (724) 528-3030 *Rooms are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rooms will be held in reserved block until September 11.* A list of lodging in the Greenville area is available at: www.thiel.edu/homecoming.
Thiel is pleased to provide Homecoming guests with complimentary shuttle service between The Hampton Inn (West Middlesex location only) and campus at the following times on Saturday, October 12: Hampton Inn pick-up times: 7:30 and 10 a.m., 6 and 9 p.m. On campus pick-up times (in front of Passavant Center): 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Tomcat Prowl: Downtown Greenville (by Fox’s pizza) pick-up times: midnight & 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 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, where you will be able to see the full list of Homecoming attendees.
Event Reservation Form q Blue-Gold Golf Scramble (Price for golfers includes post-scramble reception) q Please assign me to a foursome _____ @ $85 = ______ q Our foursome includes: (print names & class years) _____ @ $340 = ______
1. ____________________________ 2. ___________________________
3. ____________________________ 4. ___________________________
q Post-Golf Scramble Reception Guests _____ @ $10 = ______ q Wine Tasting _____ @ $5 = ______ q Class of ’63 Friday Reception and Dinner _____ @ $16 = ______ q Class of ‘58 Dinner _____ (order from menu) q Student Alumni Network Reception _____ # attending q Alumni Awards Ceremony _____ no fee q Alumni Reunion Dinner (#___ Chicken; #___ Beef; #___ Vegetarian) _____ @ $20 = ______ q 5K Run/Fun Walk _____ @ $15 = ______ q Choir Alumni Breakfast _____ no fee q Alumni Basketball Match-up _____ q Campus Tour _____ # in group q All-Alumni BBQ Dinner _____ @ $12 = ______ q Tomcat Prowl _____ @ $15 = ______ 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 Relations Office, 75 College Ave., Greenville, PA 16125 Make checks payable to “Thiel College.” Questions: Call (724) 589-2027 Visit www.thiel.edu/homecoming for more information and to view attendance lists.
Office of Alumni Relations 75 College Avenue Greenville, PA 16125-2181
Proud of our Past