William & Mary’s new mascot, the Griffin, arrived on campus yesterday. Here, you’ll find a round up of some of the media coverage of our new mascot.
And you most assuredly don’t want to miss these on William & Mary’s YouTube channel:
For me, I love the Griffin, and I’m happy we have a mascot (to be frank, any mascot).
But, right now, what I really feel is grateful. Because of the mascot search, I had my first opportunity to work with W&M’s Athletic Director, Terry Driscoll. Terry did a super job spearheading our effort and it was an immense pleasure to work with him. Many, many people worked behind the scenes on the W&M Mascot Search. They deserve our thanks for a fun, inclusive, and carefully-planned process.
- Mascot Search Committee
- W&M Athletics
- Creative Services
- University Relations
- Alumni Association
- College Communications Council
- Tribal Fever
- Brian Whitson, University Relations
- Joel Pattison, Creative Services
- Pete Clawson, W&M Athletics
- Eric Pesola, Alumni Association
- Amy Schindler, Swem Library
- Spencer Milne, W&M Athletics
- Pete Kalison ’57
In my humble opinion, The Flat Hat said it best:
Now it’s up to the campus community to accept the Griffin, and we think it should. We’re willing to admit it is difficult to accept something that was, in a way, arbitrarily imposed, and acknowledge that some may not even try. But, as new classes of students enter the College to see the Griffin excitedly exhort the Tribe — a nickname we are happy to see the College retain — we believe the Griffin will soon become a welcome and reputable symbol. Although it took a while to get here, we’re on Team Griffin.
Go Tribe! Shout out to the Griffin!
– Susan T. Evans, Director of Creative Services, The College of William & Mary