Charles and Susie Van Thiel, Sr. Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Sandra Van Thiel

Type: Endowed

Donor: Dr. Sandra Van Thiel

Established: 2015

The Charles and Susie Van Thiel Sr. Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. Sandra Van Thiel to honor her parents and support students majoring in elementary education at John Brown University. Dr. Van Thiel served as Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education at JBU from 1974-1976 and from 1981-2013. Sandra attended Racine-Kenosha County Teacher College in Wisconsin and Moody Bible Institute. She obtained her B.A. in Bible from Moody Bible Institute in 1968, her M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas in 1974, and her Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1992. Sandra taught in elementary school in Wisconsin and Arkansas for a total of eight years. She has been actively involved in her church, on JBU’s campus and in her community as long as she has lived in Siloam Springs.