HOUSTON A new mascot soars into University of Houston-Clear Lake 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 University of Houston-Clear Lake 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.

UH-Clear Lake, 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 UH-Clear Lake Hawk mascot art.

Members of the Mascot Leadership Team included Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Yvette Bendeck; Associate Vice President for Student Services Darlene Biggers, Director of Alumni and Community Relations Charity Ellis; Executive Director of Human Resources Katherine Justice; Associate Director of Organizational Development Ron Klinger; Executive Director of Communications Theresa Presswood; Interim Dean of Students David Rachita; and Executive Associate to the President Mary Ann Shallberg. 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.

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