the Mascot Contest Starts at UTB
UTB’s Division of Student Affairs has started a Name the Mascot contest for the ocelot.
the ocelot needs a name – and the university’s students, staff members,
faculty, alumni and community supporters can help.
institution’s mascot 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.”
Ocelot Naming Committee made of students and representatives of university
offices will narrow down submitted names to five choices. From there, enrolled
UTB students can vote on Blackboard from Monday, Aug. 26 to Wednesday,
Aug. 28 for their favorite name.
ocelot will appear at Orange Crush at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at 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.
campus 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.
more information on the contest, contact Executive Director of Student
Engagement Sergio Martinez at 956-882-5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.