Largo, MD. - The athletic Department is excited to announce Hootie as the new mascot for Prince George’s Community College Owls. The committee finalized the name after receiving more than 200 name suggestions. 37 were released for public input where students, faculty and staff responded to the poll. Based on the results of poll, the 37 choices were narrowed down to the three finalist namely: Blue, Hootie, and OZ.
The Poll indicated that majority of the votes supported Hootie the Owl. While Blue and Oz took minor votes, the committee selected Hootie the Owl because the name was supported throughout the entire process and was the lead runner in the final poll.
After 3 months of going through the naming process, the Athletic Department and the Committee believes this is a name that best represents the Owls mascot.