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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ACC Issues Grant for Mascot Scholarship

ACC Issues Grant for Mascot Scholarship

For a dolphin the Alvin Community College mascot "Blue" stays busy visiting college events, community events, local schools and civic organizations.

One of the most visible faces at the college, Blue's profile has grown throughout ACC and beyond.

"He is a really great recruiting tool," said ACC Marketing Director Lynn Goswick. "Blue has become a very popular component on campus and we need to increase our efforts."

A $1,200 Innovative Initiative Grant was awarded by the ACC Foundation to the Love Ya Blue program, which will help fund a scholarship for a student who would be responsible for serving as the ACC mascot Blue. The dedicated student will help Blue meet his appearance demands in the community.

The Innovative Initiative Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative approaches to fulfill the mission of Alvin Community College. The grants will be used for the 2014-15 academic year. The Foundation began issuing the grants in 2012.

ACC Student Recruiter Liz Sitta said Blue draws a great reaction from the many crowds that he interacts with whether they are students at local schools, ACC students or members of the community.

"He is in such high demand," she said. "He symbolizes the school and our community spirit."

Many students portray Blue when he is needed at an event or a recruiting trip. Having one student designated to serve as the mascot will provide consistency, Sitta said.

Blue's purpose at ACC is versatile because he serves not only as a symbol for the college, he also an entertainer at the events he attends including Open House, homecoming parades, Frontier Day and many more.

"The whole purpose is for the student to embody Blue and his personality," she said.

The college is now seeking applications for the scholarship for students who are outgoing, creative, physically capable of performing stunts and activities, disciplined, responsible and more.

Students must be at least a part-time student at ACC with a 2.0 GPA or better. They must also be available throughout the week and on Saturdays.
There will be tryouts for the Blue mascot scholarship on August 7.

Those interested can visit www.alvincollege.edu/Recruiting/MascotTryouts to learn more or call 281-756-3552.

(This is the second in a six part series on the ACC Foundation Innovative Initiative Grants.)

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2/3/2015

February 3, 2015

Alvin Community College staff and students will travel to Austin for Community College Day at the Texas Legislature. Students will attend legislative sessions while also speaking with local legislators. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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2/7/2015

February 7, 2015

The Alvin Community Band will perform during the annual Big Band Concert on February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 281-756-3600.
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2/14/2015

February 14, 2015

The Alvin Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will sponsor a dance on Valentine's Day to benefit the honors society. The event will be on February 14, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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2/16/2015

February 16, 2015

Registration for the second, 8-week mini-semester in spring will open on February 16 and close on March 9. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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2/17/2015

February 17, 2015

ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht will discuss what's going on at the college and will take questions from students in the President's Forum on February 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. in C-227. For more information call 281-756-3686.
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2/20/2015

February 20, 2015

The Texas Community College Teachers Association will have its annual conference on February 20, 2015. There will be no day classes at ACC.
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2/26/2015

February 26, 2015

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/6/2015

March 6, 2015

The deadline to apply for spring commencement will be on March 6, 2015. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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3/7/2015 - 3/14/2015

March 7-14, 2015

The Alvin Community College Drama Department will perform its spring musical, The Fantasticks, from March 7-14 at the Theatre. The musical is about a couple who fall in love, grow apart and then attempt to re-connect with each other. It is the world’s longest running musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. on March 7, 12-14. There will be a 2:30 p.m performance on March 8. For more information call 281-756-3606 or visit
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