Thiel College to Honor 3 with MLK Awards on Feb. 18

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College has named three members of its community – Terri Eddy, Anthony E. Jones Jr. and Stacy Reecks – as the winners of third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Thiel College Community Service Awards. They will be honored at an online celebration Feb. 18.

The theme of this year’s event is “The celebration of mindfulness, love and kindness.” Roger Cleveland, director of faculty development and diversity initiatives at Eastern Kentucky University, will deliver the celebration’s keynote address. 

The award ceremony can be watched HERE.

Reecks, a senior neuroscience major, is the recipient of the Thiel Student Service Award. She is president of Black Sisters Connected and the Organization of Black Collegiates, as well as a member of the Active Minds and Neuroscience clubs. In August, she helped organize Thiel College’s Virtual March on Washington.

Eddy, winner of the Alumni Community Service Award is a 2019 graduate of the college and is the youngest member of the Board of Trustees. As a student, she was president of the Student Government Association Executive Board. Following graduation, she moved on to the Thiel College Alumni Association Board of Directors before being appointed to the Board of Trustees. Eddy was the Class of 2019 salutatorian and was active in the Organization of Black Collegiates, business and accounting club, sophomore honor society, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Chi honor society. She was recognized as student of the month in her senior year and was awarded the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Senior Award.

Jones, recipient of the Faculty/Staff Service Award, has been associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Thiel since 2018. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he helped organize the school’s Virtual March on Washington this summer and the TC’s Courageous Conversation series, featuring alumni and speakers from western Pennsylvania speaking on topics of diversity. Jone also led an update to the college’s online antiracism resources and oversees the international student affairs office.

Pictured: Stacy Reecks, Terri Eddy and Anthony E. Jones Jr. are the winners of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Thiel College Community Service Awards.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.