Victor E. Tiger

Victor E. Tiger (HMQRX)

Location: Hutchinson, KS 67502 Reno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 4.598', W 97° 55.709'

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Fort Hayes State University

Our mascot has a mysterious past. The Tiger has existed in various forms since 1914, but there is no conclusive historical record of its creation. Some evidence suggests that it may have been the brainchild of W.A. Lewis, our first president. Through many years there was no officially designated version of the FHSU Tiger, so many varieties came and went — with two or three or more versions of the Tiger sharing the stage in any given year! Dr. Edward H. Hammond, FHSU president, decided in 1999 it was time for a change. He directed the university's Integrated Marketing Committee to develop a high-energy, expressive, confident Tiger. Art Director Mary Ridgway created what the committee asked for, modeling an official new graphic image based on the old Tiger head from center court of the university's Gross Memorial Coliseum. After the new Tiger was tested with studens, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university — and a few tweaks made — President Hammond unveiled the first official mascot in the university's long history in a public ceremony on April 3, 2000. A few months later, based on suggestions from students, the new mascot was given a name. You see before you the official mascot of Fort Hays State University, Victor E. Tiger.
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 593979 N 4214859
Decimal Degrees38.07663333, -97.92848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.598', W 97° 55.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 35.88" N, 97° 55' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)620, 316
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Grandstand Ave, Hutchinson KS 67502, US
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