Pucky petered. The Oswegull is gone. Will the next mascot be
Greg Aiello ’10
sure hopes not. Since last spring, the education major has been rallying
students, faculty and administration behind a drive to bring a Laker likeness
What started as a pitch to the Student Association has grown
into an initiative involving the entire campus community. That broad support
will be the key to caricature success, Aiello said.
“The last piece of that puzzle before we can take it to the
next step would be the alumni,” he said.
So far, about two dozen images have been collected,
including his own concept that he used to pitch the mascot mission to the
Student Association in spring. With the help of SA Sen. Latasha Archer ’09 and Dean of Students James
Scharfenberger, Aiello has been collecting opinions through forums and a Facebook
Before the ideas are narrowed and a consultant hired, Aiello
wants thoughts — even submissions — from alumni.
“Whatever reaction that they have is invaluable,” he said.
“Ideas, opinions, criticism — it’s all gold to me.”
Alumni can offer feedback or submit ideas to Aiello directly before Nov. 18.
— Shane M. Liebler
PHOTO CAPTION: Could any of these become the next mascot? Alumni can help an independent committee decide by checking out the sketches and giving feedback.