Ten finalists have been selected in the search for a new mascot for the new Middle Georgia State College.
The new college is scheduled to be formed in January with the consolidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College. Students, faculty and staff of the two colleges, as well as the general public, were given the chance in June to recommend a new mascot, with nearly 800 entries submitted containing more than 300 different suggestions, ranging from Accomplishers and Airmen at one end of the alphabet to Zebras and Zombies at the other.
A group of senior administrators representing both colleges reviewed the suggestions and each person voted for 10. The result was a list of finalists that will be taken forward for additional consideration. The finalists are:
The next step will be for a survey to be put together and sent out for students, faculty, staff and the general public to provide another round of input. The survey will list the 10 finalists and individuals will be asked their opinion as to which mascot should be selected. The results eventually will be turned over to a group of college and community citizens serving on the consolidation implementation committee. Members of that committee will choose the official mascot for Middle Georgia State College.
In the first phase of this process, suggestions also were sought for the new college’s colors. Those suggestions will be considered once the mascot has been selected. It is hoped that a mascot will be selected by September 1.