Fred P. Entler
Fred Preston Entler, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame at Charter Day on April 29, 1989, in recognition of his service to the College and his contributions to the establishment of the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame.
Entler served as the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at Emory & Henry College from 1960 to 1974. It was during this time, that he also completed his degree from the College after his initial enrollment in college was interrupted by World War II, where Entler served for five and a half years in the United States Army. Upon his return home, he was an officer in the Army Reserve headquartered at Bristol.
A multi-faceted businessman and civic leader, Entler also served a term as mayor of Bristol, Virginia and received community awards from a multitude of organizations. Additionally, he was a member of the Holston Conference Colleges Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1976.
Born on December 4, 1911, Fred P. Entler died on March 15, 2000 at the age of 88 in Bristol.