A Greenville attorney and his two sons will share this year's top honor.
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Thiel College will honor eight faculty and staff members and three local businessmen at its annual Founder's Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
The A. Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Archie O. Wallace and his sons, Jeffrey A. Wallace and Daniel P. Wallace, all local residents.
This award, named after the Thiels whose generosity led to the founding of Thiel College in 1866, is given to those who demonstrate exemplary character, continuity of leadership and long-term service to Greenville and the surrounding area.
Archie Wallace is a Greenville attorney and partner in the firm of Rowley, Wallace, Keck, Karson and St. John LLP.
His son Daniel is an attorney with the same firm.
Jeffrey is vice president of commercial lending at the First National Bank of Pennsylvania office in Greenville.
All three men are active in the community, serving on various civic boards and committees.
Thiel will also confer professor emeritus status to two retired faculty members. They are Charles H. Manes, who taught health and physical education and retired in 1997, and Dr. Richard B. Bennett, who taught chemistry and retired in 1998.
Faculty and staff awards include:
UProfessor of the Year: Dr. Mary Theresa Hall, associate professor of English.
UDistinguished Scholar: Dr. Jay A. Ward, professor of English.
UDistinguished Service: Judith G. Newton, professor of mathematics and computer science.
UDistinguished Teacher: John K. Wise, lecturer in interdisciplinary studies and religion.
UDistinguished Adjunct Faculty: Ruth E. Leone, adjunct professor in education and mathematics and computer science.
UDistinguished Staff: Anthony P. Vaccaro, system administrator; Linda C. Lewis, academic records specialist; and John J. Armbruster, groundskeeper.