of Names for Mascot Narrowed Down to Ten
TEXAS – AUGUST 9, 2013 – The University of Texas
at Brownsville’s Ocelot Naming Committee made of students and
representatives of campus offices narrowed down a list of 189 potential mascot
names to 10 on Friday, Aug. 9.
Students take time to meet the new mascot.
The 10 names
will be sent in the upcoming days to the Executive Council made of the
university’s top leadership to be further narrowed down for enrolled students
to vote on later this month.
is a uniting force for the student body that stirs pride and passion,” said
Sergio Martinez, Executive Director of Student Engagement. “We would like for
the campus community to campaign and champion the new name of our mascot and be
part of this exciting process and history. Dovetailing off the excitement
of selecting the ocelot as the mascot and being able to identify our mascot
with a friendly name will definitely help our students relate to our mascot and
increase school spirit, which is why are launching this naming campaign.”
The Division of Student Affairs
launched the Name the Mascot contest in late July. After the final names are
announced, UTB students can vote on Blackboard from Monday, Aug. 26 to Wednesday,
Aug. 28 for their favorite name.
The ocelot will
appear at Orange Crush at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 on the Student Union
Lawn to unveil the winning name. Orange Crush is traditionally held during
Welcome Week to kick off the start of the new academic year.
community gathered in late August 2012 for the mascot unveiling in the
courtyard of the Education and Business Complex. The ocelot was the winning
name among four other finalists.
information on the contest, contact Executive Director of Student Engagement
Sergio Martinez at 956-882-5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.