Thiel College celebrates new science facilities and inaugural class of Physician Assistant students

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New facilities will benefit Thiel College's graduate programs, including the physician assistant and speech-language pathology programs. These and other graduate programs, including a communication and leadership and business administration programs, benefit not only Thiel's students but also meet some of the area's economic needs.

GREENVILLE, Pa. - Aug. 24, 2021 - PRLog -- Thiel College celebrated the renovated spaces in Rhodehouse Memorial Science Building and its first class of Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and second class of speech-language pathology students recently with faculty and administration members as well as local elected officials and economic development officers.

"Trained professionals in the allied health fields are a need in our region," Thiel College ( President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. said. "When I talk to hospital and medical leaders, they say that by building these programs, Thiel is not only strengthening the College but the region, too."

The renovations covered 12,000 square feet of upgrades to the science building include new classrooms, innovative laboratories, a cadaver lab and collaborative learning spaces. The space also serves as the administrative offices for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and physician assistant programs as well as undergraduate programs in the sciences. These renovations are in connection with the $16 million capital improvement projects on campus that began in October 2020.

About Thiel College

Thiel College ( is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master's degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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