William Van Thiel Music Education Endowed Scholarship
Donor: Dr. Sandra Van Thiel
Dr. Sandra Van Thiel, former Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education served John Brown University from 1974-1976 and from 1981-2013. Sandra attended Moody Bible Institute and Racine-Kenosha County Teacher College in Wisconsin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Moody Bible Institute in 1968, a Master of Education from the University of Arkansas in 1974, and a Doctor of Education from Oklahoma State University in 1992. Sandra taught elementary school in Wisconsin and Arkansas for eight years. She has been active in her church, on JBU’s campus and in her community as long as she has lived in Siloam Springs. This scholarship is in memory of Sandra’s uncle, William Van Thiel.