Published on: August 27, 2007Lone Star College–Tomball finally has a mascot. Students will the get the opportunity to meet Trevor the Timberwolf Thursday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lone Star College–Tomball Commons. Shannon Marino, the Lone Star College–Tomball Student Activities Program Manager has known the college needed a mascot since she arrived. "I started working at Tomball College in August of '05," Marino said"At that point TC didn't have a mascot or anything that really inspired school spirit." Marino worked with the Student Government Association and everyone loved the idea but the task of selecting a mascot was initially delayed.
In spring 2007, the Student Government Association worked closely with Student Activities and the Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) on campus to create a list of five possibilities for mascot names. The choices were Red Devils, Blue Devils, Timberwolves, Panthers and Buccaneers. In March, the entire campus community was offered the opportunity to vote online for their favorite. Five hundred people voted and the Timberwolf won. Following the selection of the type of animal, Darrell Haddox (Bud), SGA Vice President for Student Outreach, coordinated the logo design contest which was also open to students, faculty and staff.
Jason Dean who was a student in the Game Development program won the contest. His design was selected by a committee of faculty, staff and student members. He won a $200 gift certificate to the bookstore and his design was introduced at the Student Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Suzann Staats, Program Coordinator for Publications/Graphic Design completed the logo design and in August of 2007, the name Trevor was assigned. Trevor is becoming an active member of the TC campus community by making appearances at recruitment activities, student programs, department meetings and of course out in the community.
Tomball College is a member of the Lone Star College System. Lone Star College System comprises Lone Star College–CyFair, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College–Tomball, six satellite centers and The University Center.