September 3, 2019 Grantley Adams

WINSTED, CT – September 3, 2019 – Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) is looking to select a new mascot to represent the institution and is seeking input from students and the residents of the Northwest Hills.

“The students who attend Northwestern take remarkable pride in their academy and have tremendous school spirit. The students and administration feel now is the time to have a new icon that reflects the uniqueness that Northwestern Connecticut Community College exemplifies and represents for Connecticut,” observed Andrew Wetmore, NCCC Director of Student Activities.

The public is invited to submit nominations to: for consideration of the selection committee, by October 15, 2019. For nominations to be considered, they should reflect or, in some way, have some significance to the Northwest Hills of Connecticut. The selection committee, which is comprised of the College’s Administration and the NCCC Student Senate, will narrow the nominations down to their top picks.
The top picks will then be voted on online by the general public starting on November 15, 2019 and ending on December 20, 2019. The new Mascot will be announced shortly after the start of the New Year in 2020.

Michele Zipke, NCCC Student Senate President acknowledges, “We are very excited to open up the opportunity for our community to help decide on a mascot that will represent not only the college, but the Northwest Hills.”

For more information, please contact Andrew Wetmore, NCCC Director of Student Activities at: or 860-738-6344.