First Dogtorate Awarded to Fred Reinhard

The Moravian College DawgPack Mascot Performers Group has established an annual award to recognize outstanding fan support from a member of the greater Moravian campus community, as indicated by:

  • attendance at events, home and away
  • cheering for, supporting, and sending well-wishes to teams and coaches
  • respectfully pointing out the errors in officials’ calls, and
  • bleeding Blue and Grey when things don’t go our way.

    Presented by "Amos the Greyhound" at the Senior Athlete Awards Banquet on May 12, the very first Moravian Dogtorate Award was given to the fan who sets the bar for all other Greyhound fans: Fred Reinhard. Mr. Reinhard--a Moravian College trustee, honorary alum, and long-time Moravian supporter--has traveled the eastern half of the United States to follow the Hounds, and he's willing to give officiating tips to any refs or umpires who would like his advice!

    The Moravian College DawgPack Mascot Performers Group formed during the 2009-10 school year to bring new life to an old dog. The eleven-year old "Old Amos" was retired at a basketball game in December, and the "New Amos" (at left in photo) was introduced in January. The DawgPack performers participated in boot camp-style training sessions and a performance workshop with Touchstone Theatre to help transform the new Amos into an ambassador for Moravian College.

    The spiffed-up Amos made a spectacular debut, winning the 2010 SportsTalkNY Mascot Madness competition with more than 8,100 votes from 30 states. Amos has kept busy this summer, representing Moravian at a Reading Phillies game and at other community events. Even Old Amos is staying active in his retirement – you might spot him volunteering for his favorite charity, Pocono Greyhound Adoption, which sponsors Moravian's four-footed mascots: Lightfoot, Shiloh, and Kiowa.--Marty Moyle