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When you unveil drawings of five mascot finalists after months of waiting, it’s difficult to get people to read the text that surrounds the images you present. One item of importance is that the sketches of the five finalists represent concepts for five mascot possibilities. I’ve been carefully reading all of the comments, ideas and [...]

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Speaking of …

Speaking of . . . . . . Griffins, did you know its bald eagle head hearkens back to W&M as Alma Mater of a Nation? . . . Kings and Queens, did you know W&M has a royal charter? . . . the Phoenix, did you know this mythical bird was on the seal [...]

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Three student athletes join the mascot search committee.

The Mascot Search Committee welcomes three new members who are student athletes at William & Mary. We are very fortunate to have a total of seven students on our committee. Sarah Louie ’10 represents Field Hockey. From Women’s Tennis, say hello to Carmen Pop ’10. And, from Men’s Cross Country, we now have graduate student [...]

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Earlier this week, we infused the Mascot Search Committee with four new students. There’s nothing better for a campus committee than adding William & Mary students to the mix. Our newest members are: Brittany Fallon ’11 Brian Focarino ’11 Chase Hathaway ’10 Sarah Rojas ’10 Shout out to Sara Greene ’09 and Tom Yake ’09! [...]

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Katie writes, “Asparagus?”

Hi!  First off, I’d like to thank the whole mascot committee for all their hard work on creating a mascot that can truly represent and be supported by the entire William and Mary population. I believe that this mascot competition has really reached out to many students who felt unheard in their displeasure when the [...]

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RFP for Mascot Design and Fabrication

The Mascot Search Committee will contract with a firm for mascot design and fabrication and we are working with the W&M Procurement Office to issue an RFP (request for proposals). The RFP process will identify companies that are interested in our project, as well as provide us with sample materials, references and cost estimates from [...]

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The current search for a new mascot is by no means the first related search at the College of William and Mary. In 1937, William and Mary’s new mascot was a pony, but he was a pony in need of a name . The men’s and women’s student organizations, which were then two separate organizations, [...]

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113 years of mascot history

Do you like 17-foot alligators?  Do you have a copy of the 1924 Colonial Echo? W&M has a long and interesting history of mascots, nicknames, and who knew that way back our colors were orange and white? Thanks to the folks in University Relations for sharing this history of William & Mary mascots and nicknames. – [...]

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Just pick one already!

The mascot search officially began on February 27th. It is now March 16 and a slew of comments along the lines of “What’s taking so long?” and “What’s the big deal?” have come our way. A lot of people are under the impression that selecting a mascot should be straight forward and easy. The royals, [...]

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W&M Mascot Search in the news

We’re doing our best to the keep the Mascot Search media page up-to-date. Check out the news: W&M Mascot in the media – Susan T. Evans

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