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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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9/9/2014

September 9, 2014

The Office of Student Activities will host an informational session on September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on its upcoming program called Dolphins Lead, which will teach students leadership skills. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/10/2014

September 10, 2014

The ACC Student Government Association will have its first meeting of the school year on September 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/11/2014

September 11, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/13/2014

September 13, 2014

Area students will be treated to a free lunch along with guest speakers that will share tips on becoming effective leaders at the annual Student Leadership Conference on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Andy Stoll. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/15/2014

September 15, 2014

The Texas Gulf Coast Blood Center will host a blood drive on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas Room. The drive is open to all donors in the community. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/17/2014

September 17, 2014

Students will learn about the legislative process during the annual Constitution Day event on September 17 at 11 a.m. in the Texas Room. For more information call 281-756-3688.

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9/22/2014

September 22, 2014

Registration for the second, eight-week fall mini semester will open on September 22 and close on October 16. Classes will begin on October 20. For more information call 281-756-3500.

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9/25/2014

September 25, 2014

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. Call 281-756-3500 for more information.

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9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

The Fine Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of the works of William Jones from September 29 to October 24. There will be a reception on October 1 in the Fine Arts Gallery. For more information call 281-756-3605.

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10/1/2014

October 1, 2014

The Student Government Association will have its monthly meeting on October 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Texas Room. Call 281-756-3686 for more information.

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