Ilitch Charities College Scholarship Recipients: Where are they now? - Alec Thieda

Name: Alec Thieda

Year Scholarship Received: 2008

Education and Career Achievements

        Currently, Alec is majoring in Finance and Business Management with a minor in Information Technology at Norwich University.  At Norwich University, he continues to play Division III hockey and frequently makes the Dean's List with his accumulative GPA of 3.72.  Since joining the Norwich University hockey team, the team has received numerous titles including the 2011 and 2012 ECAC East Regular Season Champions, 2011 ECAC East Tournament Champions and reached the 2011 and 2012 NCAA National Semifinals.

         In 2008, Alec began working as a Powerskating Instructor for 'Can't Skate, Can't Play, a power skating company that teaches all levels of players, including the Detroit Red Wings.  Most recently, he travelled with the company to teach powerskating at a camp over in Sweden. 


How has being a member of the Little Caesars hockey program and Ilitch Charities College Scholarship recipient prepared you in life? 
         The hockey program has prepared me to become the player that I am today, a hardworking, and dedicated athlete with an on-ice and off-ice leadership role. 
Winning the scholarship gave me the opportunity to feel confident with my academic and athletic abilities. I was very honored to win the scholarship knowing that it was only given to one person from my hockey team that year. All my volunteer hours that I put in to give back to the community throughout my high school years, helped me grow and realize that helping others will never go unnoticed.


What are your future plans and goals in life? 
         My future plans are to play pro hockey overseas in Europe if the opportunity comes. I would also like to graduate with a degree in Finance and a minor in
Computer Science or Information Technology.