Thiel College is a private, liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Thiel College started in 1866 following a meeting between the Rev. Dr.ï¿½William Passavantï¿½and A. Louis Thiel. At theï¿½Lutheran Churchï¿½Pittsburgh Synod convention inï¿½Greensburg, Pennsylvaniaï¿½in 1869, it was decided that Thiel Hall would become a college and serve western Pennsylvania. Thiel College began its corporate existence on September 1, 1870. Thiel College was originally located in Philipsburg, nowï¿½Monaca, Pennsylvania. It moved to Greenville in 1871.
Thiel College, an academic institution in the Lutheran tradition, empowers individuals to reach their full potential by assuring educational excellence, stimulating global awareness, promoting ethical and responsible leadership, and preparing students for careers so that lives inspired by truth and freedom may be committed to service in the world.
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