The college announced last week that the school has decided to change from the Eagles to the Wolves.
The change comes after first looking at many choices and narrowing the mascot options down to the Eagle and the Wolf. After that, students, faculty, and staff were allowed to vote over eight days for their choice and the winning mascot was announced at the school’s annual Springfest last month.
North Georgia Technical College Campus Life Director Sherry Seal said that since the school now has a cross country team and most of its other intercollegiate sports involve running, the idea of a mascot known for speed, strength, and cunning on the ground made sense.
“Wolves” represents the third nickname for North Georgia Technical College.
For many years, North Georgia Technical College said it was known as the “Tradewinds.” Then, the school said it was known as the “Eagles” for 11 years.
North Georgia Technical College officials said that as the college looked to the future, it became apparent that one definitive mascot icon for campus life identity was needed and it needed to be easily differentiated from other schools.
The school also noted that nearby Toccoa Falls College is known as the Eagles, as is a fellow Georgia Technical College, Chattahoochee Tech.