A Horse With No Name? Never!
Published on: November 18, 2010
Last month, Lone Star College-Montgomery debuted its new mascot, a white horse—a maverick—with a blue mane and tail, at the college’s 15th anniversary celebration. What was missing, however, was the maverick’s name.
Problem solved. With a list of more than 100 suggested names from an online submission process over the last month, a clear winner emerged–Monty, which is often used as a shortened version of ‘Montgomery.’
“Monty was easily the most popular choice,” said Steve Scheffler, dean of college relations at LSC-Montgomery. “It garnered four times the number of submissions as the second-most popular choice, which was Montgomery. Monty is a great name for our maverick. Obviously, our students, faculty and staff love it.”
The next step in the mascot process is the creation of a graphic that depicts the maverick in a bold, exciting manner, said Scheffler. That should be ready in a couple of weeks.
“Our goal with the new mascot is to make it a fixture—not only on our campus, but out in the community as well,” added Scheffler. “If anyone is interested in inviting our mascot to their community event, I know that Monty would love to attend.”LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.