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It's official: 'The Generals' for LSUA

Released: 07/14/2006

LSU Alexandria’s official mascot will be the “Generals,” according to unanimous action taken by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday.

The University will now hire a consultant to design a logo that reflects the new mascot, Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh said.

The Friday vote marked the end of a long process of finding a name that would effectively represent LSUA, its students and the community that it serves. A committee gathered input from LSUA and community residents before the choice was narrowed to three: The Generals, Mighty Oaks and the Rapids. The Generals was selected in a campus-wide vote, then sent to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

The Generals was chosen because of Central Louisiana’s military history and because a significant number of students are serving or have served in the military.

Getting a mascot coincides with LSUA’s plans to offer baseball and softball games beginning Spring ’08.