Metropolitan Community College students will find images of the MCC Wolf and other new College branding in high-profile locations on each campus as the 2019-20 school year gets underway. Classes start Tuesday, Aug. 20.
MCC Wolf “wraps” on some elevator doors are already in place. Coming soon: new light pole banners in two designs, one with the campus name and one with the Wolf head.
The elevator wraps and banners sprang out of the work of a collegewide “campus pride” committee last year.
MCC Wolf cardboard cutouts have also popped up on the campuses. Students are encouraged to take selfies with the cutouts, the costumed MCC Wolf or any Wolf image or MCC signage — or with faculty and staff members.
Students who post these selfies on social media can win $25 gift cards good at MCC Campus Stores or cafes. To be eligible, they must use the hashtag #MCCWolfPack2019 and follow MCC on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Contest ends 5 p.m. Aug. 23.
The MCC Creed, modeled after the old Scout Creed at MCC-Penn Valley, can also be found on walls or banners at some locations.
The branding and Wolf art vary by campus. MCC-Longview’s Campus Center cafe area has an inspirational word wall. MCC-Maple Woods’ Student Center got a refresh this summer, including the Wolf head and paw prints on walls and a paint job using the MCC colors. MCC-Penn Valley’s student organizations room, on the zero level of Campus Center near the cafe, has new Wolf doors.
“We are really proud of the Wolf mascot,” says Rene Bennett, director of campus operations at MCC-Maple Woods. “It has really pulled the campuses together and the students love it, they love this wolf.”
The Wolf became the collegewide mascot at the start of the 2018-19 school year. Before that, the campuses had individual mascots.