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Trailblazers Mascot

On November 5, 2014, John Tyler Community College announced the College's first mascot, the Tyler Trailblazer.

Trailblazers create new paths and boldly move forward. Horses are powerful, intelligent and kind creatures that have played a vital role in the history of our local service area.

Selection Process
The mascot selection process began in the summer of 2014 and was designed to be open and inclusive. Students, faculty, staff and alumni were encouraged to share ideas for a new mascot that:

  • Engendered pride and affection for John Tyler Community College
  • Connected to the unique personality of the College
  • Was compatible with the Tyler logo and color palette, supporting marketing and communications

The ideas submitted ranged from horses and dogs to knights and isopods. The Creative Services team at the College compiled the suggestions, looked for common themes and ideas, researched duplication with other local schools, and selected three finalists. The finalists were announced in September 2014, and were promoted broadly until elections were held on November 4, 2015. More than 1,600 votes were cast, and on November 5, 2014, the Trailblazers were announced as the winner.

Learn more about the mascot search.

We love to see our students, alumni, faculty and staff showing off their Trailblazer pride. Share your pictures with #TylerTrailblazers or #johntylercc.


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