Fred Kiser ’66 and the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. named Gameday Honorees

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, will recognize alumnus Fred Kiser ’66 and the Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. as its Gameday Honorees during Thursday’s season-opening home game against Allegheny College.

Kiser will be the honorary captain for the game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Stoeber Field, Alumni Stadium.

Kiser is the president of the non-profit Mercer County Trails Association, Inc. It was formed to develop and maintain multi-purpose trails in Mercer County for public use, exclusively for charitable purposes. Kiser is also an active member of the Thiel College Cycling Club, helping lead students on bike trips to Washington, D.C. and Maine the last two years.

“Kiser works tirelessly on behalf of the College and the region and has been instrumental in raising awareness of the Mercer County Trails Association,” Thiel College Vice President of Advancement Roberta Leonard said. “We are happy to celebrate Kiser and the Mercer County Trails Association and thank them for all they do for the College and the region.”

The trails association is celebrating the 21st anniversary of its Pedal the Lakes Bicycle Tour from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. The ride will be followed by the second annual Greenville Community Fest, which will take place in downtown Greenville from 5-10 p.m.

The Gameday Honoree program recognizes alumni and friends of the College during halftime of each home football game.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.