FSCJ reveals its new mascot — Manta Ray

Selected by public vote, the mascot was announced at the college’s commencement ceremony,

The logo for Manta Ray, the new Florida State College at Jacksonville mascot.
The logo for Manta Ray, the new Florida State College at Jacksonville mascot.
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Florida State College at Jacksonville has a new mascot — Manta Ray.

FSCJ announced the selection May 10 as part of its commencement ceremony. Graduates received Manta Ray rally towels after accepting their diplomas.

In its search for a mascot, the college started with a list of 25 potential names in October, with the public voting to narrow the list to three.

Manta Ray topped Kraken and Sea Dragon in a vote in January and February. Nearly 20,000 people voted.

 “We cannot thank the community enough for their involvement,” FSCJ President John Avendano said in a news release. “We often say FSCJ is ‘the community’s college’ so we wanted to be sure we selected a mascot that everyone would connect with and help us build on that energy. The Manta Ray was a perfect choice for us, and we cannot wait to see the symbol on shirts, hats, uniforms, signage and more.”

FSCJ will incorporate Manta Ray across its campus and athletics programs. A mascot costume is in development and will be in use for the 2024-25 season. 

FSCJ says it has nearly 40,000 students and awards more than 5,500 degrees and certificates a year.



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