GGC Mascot Search Narrows to Five Choices

After accepting submissions for nearly a month, the Student Government Association at Georgia Gwinnett College has narrowed 700 submissions to five potential mascots that GGC students will vote on next week. The choices are Centurions, Generals, Green Knights, Grizzlies or Patriots.

After accepting submissions for nearly a month, the Student Government Association at Georgia Gwinnett College has narrowed 700 submissions to five potential mascots that GGC students will vote on next week. The choices are Centurions, Generals, Green Knights, Grizzlies or Patriots.

Current GGC students will vote for their favorite choice from Feb. 11 to Feb. 15 through the student web portal. The three potential mascots with the most number of votes from the student body will be forwarded to President Kaufman for his final selection. GGC plans to announce the new mascot on Feb. 29.

SGA President William Johnson says students are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to take part in the establishment of the mascot. “Students have been an integral part in the entire process and the college administration has been very supportive of that.”

The process of narrowing the 700 submissions was a gratefully daunting one. “We were thrilled with the number of ideas we received for the mascot,” says Johnson. “People really wanted to get involved with what we are doing here.”

The SGA narrowed the submissions in part by removing those that were already mascots for other Georgia schools, says Johnson. “We were also looking for ideas that represent strength, pride and endurance. It takes a lot of strength and endurance to stand up a new college and the students have great pride in the progress we have made in such a short time.”

Most of the submissions came from the local community, according to Jim Fatzinger, associate vice president for student affairs. “The community really gave us some thoughtful, creative suggestions. We couldn’t have asked for more support and excitement for the growth of the College.”

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