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07-18-2005

Clarkson University Honors Jill Thiemann Of Tom’s River With Charles S. Ehrlich Award

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Thiemann was honored with the award for her dedication and outstanding effort in assisting Clarkson’s Office of Admission and Alumni & Parent Relations with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. She received the award during Clarkson’s annual alumni reunion earlier this month in Potsdam.

The Charles S. Ehrlich Alumni Admission Award was created in honor of 1956 alumnus and Clarkson Emeriti Trustee Charles S. Ehrlich of Menands, N.Y. Ehrlich, a generous supporter of his alma mater, continues to serve as a key link between Clarkson alumni and admission recruitment activities. thiemann

Thiemann attended the Clarkson School, a unique program for high school students who have completed eleventh grade and are ready to begin college studies. She was fully matriculated as a sophomore the the following year and received her bachelor of science degree in economics from Clarkson in 1990 Thiemann received of a doctor of law degree from Widener University School of Law, in Harrisburg, Penn.

Since her Clarkson graduation, Thiemann has served Clarkson and her fellow alumni in many ways including volunteering as an admissions representative for Clarkson University, chairing the activities committee for the Class of 1990 reunion in 2010, and serving as a member-at-large on the alumni admission committee for the Clarkson University Alumni Council.

Charles S. Ehrlich is the retired chairman of the board of Ehrlich Auto Parts, which was a major chain of auto parts stores in New York State's Capital District. A 1956 graduate of Clarkson, Ehrlich has been active professionally as a leader in the auto parts after-market industry and has given generously of his time to support numerous civic and charitable organizations, including his alma mater, where he has served as a University trustee since 1992. Ehrlich has also served as president of the Alumni Association and has received the University's highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award. In 2002, Ehrlich received an honorary docatorate degree from Clarkson.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is an independent university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business and the arts and sciences. Its academically rigorous, collaborative culture involves 2,700 undergraduates and 400 graduate students in hands-on team projects, multidisciplinary research, and real-world challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. For more information, visit http://www.clarkson.edu.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson University honored alumna Jill Thiemann recently with the 2005 Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Alumni Admission Award, named for past Clarkson trustee and alumnus Charles Ehrlich. Thiemann received the award for her dedication and outstanding effort in assisting the Clarkson Office of Admission and Alumni Relations with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. (L-R) Clarkson Vice President for Admission and Alumni & Parent Relations Suzanne Liberty, Jill L. Thiemann '90, Clarkson Emeriti Trustee Charles S. Ehrlich ’56, and Clarkson President Tony Collins.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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