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Gettysburg College

Founded: 1832 Gettysburg College
Nickname/Mascot: Bullets
Colors: Orange, Blue
Motto: Do Great Work
Location: Gettysburg
During the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hall, or Old Dorm, was used as both a signal corps station and field hospital. Penn Hall is an interesting anomaly in the battle. Due to the geographic position it held, it was used by both Confederate and Union troops during the battle for signal work and surgery. (Wikipedia)
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Kings College

Founded: 1946 Kings College, PA
Nickname/Mascot: Monarchs / Lion
Colors: Red, Gold
Motto: "Oportet Eum Regnare"
(It Is Fitting that He Should Reign)
Location: Wilkes-Barre
Founded along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre the school with the original intention of helping the children of local coal miners attend college.  J.J.'s father graduated from Kings.

Lafayette College

Founded: 1826 Lafayette College
Nickname/Mascot: Leopard
Colors: Maroon, White
Motto: Veritas liberabit (The truth shall set you free)
Location: Easton
The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 1824, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services...the great cause of freedom" (Wikipedia)

Lehigh University

Founded: 1865 Lehigh 1
Nickname/Mascot: Mountain Hawks
Colors: Brown, White
Motto: Homo minister et interpres naturae (Man, the servant and interpreter of nature)
Location: Bethlahem
Asa Packer named his university 'Lehigh' after his other passion, the railroad, despite suggestions from some to call it 'Packer University'. (Wikipedia)
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Pennsylvania State University

Founded: 1855 UPenn
Nickname/Mascot: Nitany Lions
Colors: Blue, White
Motto: We are Penn State!
Location: State College
Beaver Stadium in State College is currently (2008) the largest football stadium in the United States, seating over 107,000 people. With State College in the middle of nowhere, it gives the people someplace to go.


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Updated December 2011