National Park College Names Nighthawk Mascot

Nox the Nighthawk with team members Brooke Neel and CiCi Lopez.National Park College announced the name of the Nighthawk mascot during halftime at Monday night’s season opener for the men’s basketball team.

Student, faculty, staff and the community submitted more than 250 nominations for consideration. A campus committee narrowed the selection to three choices, Nox, Talon and Blue.

After a campus-wide vote, Nox the Nighthawk was selected by an overwhelming majority with nearly 50 percent of the votes cast. Nox is a Greek and Latin word meaning night and is also the Roman deity for night. Nox the Nighthawk represents the pride and spirit of National Park College both on campus and in the community. Nox will be present at all NPC athletic events, in area high schools, and at community events, including the annual Christmas parade next month.

Pictured is Nox the Nighthawk, center with NPC cheer team members Brooke Neel (left) and CiCi Lopez (right) during the halftime announcement.