New plans for the college seal
The college seal will move to Fletcher Administration Center.
Published: Friday, May 11, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012 16:05
Zeigler said the seals have been cleaned and are waiting for a space where they can be displayed.
He said one of the seals will be displayed in the president’s conference room on the third floor of Fletcher Administration Center.
Facilities superintendent David Ortega said the president’s conference room contains this college’s historical artifacts.
Artifacts include some of this college’s awards from The Golden Trowel Awards and Rich Media Impact Awards, and old pictures of construction are displayed in a bookcase.
The bookcase belonged to Wayland P. Moody, college president from 1956-1961.
Other artifacts in the bookcase are a picture of the college’s faculty in September 1925, a picture of a long registration line from the 1970s, an award from The Quality Texas Foundation and Senate Proclamation No. 1219.
“The seal we want to preserve as a historical artifact,” Zeigler said.
On May 4, Bill Richardson, kinesiology and dance chair, said he would like to see the seal on a brick base on the west side of Moody Learning Center.
Richardson said the base could be 4 feet high and 3 feet wide to make it “a point where people can see.
“It is a way to house the seal,” English Chair Mike Burton said but “I don’t have a big dog in this fight.”
In the future, Burton said he would like to see a mosaic of the seal in the library.
Burton also said he likes the idea of putting a poll on The Ranger website to get students’ input. “The more people, the better,” he said. “It’s a really good idea to get a lot of voices in.”
Math Professor Gerald Busald said he has not thought of a site for the seal, but said, “I think it’s sad it had to come down at all.”
“The colleges can’t make their own decisions anymore, they’re all made downtown,” Busald said. “That’s the sad part.”
Tiffany Cox, new senator and criminal justice professor, said she does not have a special preference for the display site.
“I just would like to see it prominently displayed,” Cox said.
Bernal agreed, saying it is possible the seal can be displayed on a grassy mound, like the veteran’s memorial stone between Loftin Student Center and the chemistry and geology building.
“I think we need to work with other groups,” Bernal said. “I’m not the Lone Ranger.”
Townsend said he would like to see the seal placed near McCreless Hall, the first building at this campus when the college moved to this location in January 1951.
Elmore-McCrary said it will be hard to hear from absent students and faculty during the summer, so a decision will not be made until the fall.
Elmore-McCrary suggested a placement near the future Challenger Learning Center.
A groundbreaking ceremony was earlier that day.
The center will be built around Scobee Planetarium and is expected to open in fall 2013.
Since the center is expected to attract a lot of visitors, Elmore-McCrary believes the seal will be visible to the public.
“It needs to be someplace easy to see,” Elmore-McCrary said.