Montgomery College Announces Voting Results of New Colors and Mascot
After receiving over 2,200 votes from students, faculty, staff and alumni, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced today the new school colors and the final two choices for mascot. With more than 45 percent of the vote, the combination of purple, silver, black and white were the Montgomery College community’s clear-cut favorite for new school colors. The mascot selection, however, was a virtual deadlock with less than 50 votes separating the top two choices, the “guardians” and “raptors.” To identify a clear winner, the college community is being asked to vote again over the next five days. The College sent out an official memorandum announcing the results Thursday afternoon. Dr. Pollard also used her weekly video blog to make the announcement with help from some enthusiastic students, staff and administrators donning the new school colors. Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR7fMRjIYfY to watch.
A representative committee of students, faculty, and staff collaborated to identify the best colors and mascot ideas to bring to the College community for voting. The new collegewide colors and mascot will better unify and embody the spirit of the institution. Additionally, they will integrate into the Montgomery College brand, helping distinguish the institution from area community colleges and universities.
While the opportunity to develop new colors and a mascot grew out of the recent reinvigoration of the athletics program, the change will affect the entire College. The Office of Communications will partner with other College offices over the next year for a phased roll out in College publications, the website, advertisements, signage, clothing, facilities, and more.