Nevada State College mascot to be named via campus-wide contest

By Mandi Enger

As part of the Nevada State College 10th anniversary celebration, the college will conduct a campus-wide naming contest for its scorpion mascot.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to submit their suggested names via an online nomination form beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 through 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.

Since its debut this spring, the mascot has been active at campus and local community events without an official name, said Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College. The naming contest will be a fun and unique opportunity for our campus to come together on a project that will be a part of the college community moving forward.

The online nomination form will be available at nsc.edu/namethescorpion. Entrants simply need to enter their name, email address and suggested name for the NSC scorpion mascot.

To encourage other NSC students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit the same mascot name and increase its chances of being selected, contest participants can promote their suggestion on the college Facebook page or on Twitter using the contest hashtag, #namethescorpion. NSC will be sharing a list of the most unique and trending name ideas throughout the contest on the college's Facebook page and via Twitter.

An on-campus committee comprised of faculty, staff and students will select the final name based in part on the name's total number of submissions as well as other criteria such as creativity and how it reflects the spirit of NSC. The selected name will be announced to the entire campus community on Friday, September 14, the final day of NSC's first annual Spirit Week.

Our mascot helps to represent Nevada State College, our alumni and our students, now and in the future, said Deuvall Dorsey, the NSC student body president. I look forward to our entire campus having fun with this contest as we work to strengthen our identity and presence in the community.

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