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fall 2012 | volume 19 | number 1

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UHCL Mascot Takes Flight

To find out more about the development of the UH-Clear Lake Mascot and its history, visit

To find out more about the development of the UH-Clear Lake Mascot and its history, visit

A new mascot soared into UHCL history with the presentation of the official mascot logo art. The mascot search began in fall 2010 and included a five-phase process with input from students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community that resulted in selecting the hawk as the official UH-Clear Lake mascot.

“Our Mascot Leadership Team worked diligently to see this process completed with input from the Mascot Advisory Team,” says UHCL President William A. Staples. “Our hawk logo not only reflects the attributes that we desire in a mascot, such as courage, spirit and adventure, but it also reflects the natural beauty of our campus and the historical relationship to the alumni association’s hawk logo from the 1980s.”

UHCL, led by the Mascot Leadership Team, received more than 1,400 submissions from faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends when the call for mascot suggestions was made. The five-phase selection process has concluded with the presentation of the UHCL Hawk mascot art.

Representatives from key constituent groups including faculty, staff, students and alumni served as part of the Mascot Advisory Team and provided critical feedback throughout the process.

“I am both pleased and excited to have been a part of the Mascot Leadership Team and to have played a role in this important part of UH-Clear Lake’s history” says Associate Vice President of Student Services Darlene Biggers. “I look forward to the future of the UH-Clear Lake Hawks and how this new mascot will invigorate current and future students.”

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