30. August 2011 05:41
As a kickoff to its upcoming centennial year, Moraine Park Technical College revealed its new mascot, the Moraine Park Gray Wolf, to students, faculty, staff and the public during the Fond du Lac, West Bend and Beaver Dam welcome back lunches held the week of Aug. 22.
New President Sheila Ruhland had the honor of revealing the new gray wolf mascot to the 2011 student body. “I believe you will feel as I do, that what it [the gray wolf] symbolizes — pathfinders, success, perseverance, stability and thought – truly embodies the spirit of not only you as students but also our faculty and staff,” said Ruhland.
According to Ruhland, the mascot was initiated by Moraine Park’s 2009-10 District Student Government who approached then President Dr. Gayle Hytrek with the idea of creating a mascot for the College. Hytrek charged members of District Student Government with developing a mascot they felt would accurately reflect Moraine Park’s Student body, and the idea of the Moraine Park Gray Wolves was born.
Students and staff now have the opportunity to leave their own mark on history by suggesting names for the mascot and then voting on the final selections. The voting will take place Sept. 6-16, with the name announced the week of Sept. 19.
Moraine Park Technical College was established in 1912, and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses is also offered.
To find out more about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.