Five Names Announced for Ocelot
TEXAS – AUGUST 14, 2013 – Will it be Ozzie, Ollie, Oscar, Otto or Rio?
University of Texas at Brownsville will vote on Blackboard from Monday,
Aug. 26 to Wednesday, Aug. 28 for their favorite name. The ocelot
will appear at Orange Crush at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 on the Student
Union Lawn to unveil the winning name. Orange Crush is traditionally held
during Welcome Week to kick off the start of the new academic year.
Students take time to meet the new mascot.
Ocelot Naming Committee made of students and representatives of campus offices
narrowed down a list of 189 potential mascot names to 10 on Friday, Aug. 9.
The 10 names were sent this week to the Executive Council made of the
university’s top leadership to be further narrowed down.
institution’s mascot is a uniting
force for the student body that stirs pride and passion,” said Sergio Martinez,
Executive Director of Student Engagement. “We would like for the campus
community to campaign and champion the new name of our mascot and be part of
this exciting process and history. Dovetailing off the excitement of
selecting the ocelot as the mascot and being able to identify our mascot with a
friendly name will definitely help our students relate to our mascot and
increase school spirit, which is why are launching this naming campaign
The Division of Student Affairs launched the
Name the Mascot contest in late July.
community gathered in late August 2012 for the mascot unveiling in the
courtyard of the Education and Business Complex. The ocelot was the winning
name among four other finalists.
information on the contest, contact Executive Director of Student Engagement
Sergio Martinez at 956-882-5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.