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Mascot Contest

Mascot Nominees Final Five

MCC Jazz

Could be any creature, steer or bear, etc.

MCC students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and each have their own unique pathway just as Jazz is known for its improvisation and is not bound to one particular style. Kansas City is world renowned for its rich jazz history. The steer represents Kansas City's popular cattle industry as well as strength. MCC students have long shown persistence and strength in their educational endeavors. MCC is Kansas City's community college. 

MCC Knights

Knights are usually silver, black or a combination of the two. Knights sometimes wear another color specific to their homeland, which can be any color. Suit of Armor with MCC crest on the shield representing 5 campuses of the MCC kingdom.

The mascot represents Kansas City. Some current and past major sports teams in KC are related to royalty, like the Royals, the Monarchs, and the Kings. It represents the history and location of our metropolitan college that lies in the KC area. Each of our campuses serve as an educational realm in the MCC Kingdom. Each realm (campus) could be recognized by the current campus color being the color of their Knights armor.

Knights are noble and respected. They are loyal to their land and their team. Knights serve and help others.  They maintain high standards and morals.  They support and improve the kingdom.

MCC Mustangs

Nickname Max or Met (Short for Metropolitan)

An exciting and energetic horse. Strong, muscular, with a beautiful, chestnut brown, shiny coat. Mustangs are strong, resilient, peaceful animals. According to LiveScience, they have no natural predators, so their populations continues to grow. Like Mustangs, MCC students are strong and resilient. We are a strong community and our students are truly supported, so the MCC network continues to expand.

In 1971, the United States Congress recognized that mustangs are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people. The varied locations of MCC's service area can all identify with the Mustang and the history of horses in the area. I am sure there was probably a Max the Mustang that roamed on some of the campus grounds at one time. Pretty good type of powerful and intelligent animal to represent OneMCC.

Max or Met “Metropolitan” the Mustang is a happy, positive. His "Mustang" spirit of exploration, ingenuity, and intelligence are all things MCC can rally around.

MCC Thunderbirds

Mythical bird of prey with outstretched wings and lightning behind it. Does not have a specific color, so it can be tailored to represent the color of each campus. Faces forward, but profile is ok if preferred.

The thunderbird comes from North American Indian lore. It represents "the four directions"-- perfect representation of the five campuses when you include the heart/center. Moreover, it represents the weather in our area which can be known for its storms- weather that changes quickly. See below as well for more on this. 

"Brings the thunder" "Bringer of thunder/lightning/storms". They can cause thunderstorms. In Native American lore these birds are considered the protectors of mankind and earth. They scare away the enemy of man and earth. They are powerful, fast, and intelligent. This ancient creature brings together our past roots and its unique qualities stand for diversity. It's the perfect mascot for the 21st century.


MCC Wolves

A wolf with a dark gray coat of fur wearing a MCC T-shirt.

MCCKC campuses come together like a pack of wolves, each campus is also like a wolf which has its own personality that fits the studies or programs of that campus. Wolves are proud and strong alone like each campus; but even stronger when working together, like a wolf pack.

Five wolves all with fur of the MCC Colors each wolf has unique characteristics and names assigned to each campus.



Last Modified: 6/1/18