Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Name the Golden Eagles Mascot Contest

Arvee chosen as winning name!


Congratulations to Cristina Szterensus, the winner of our "Name the Mascot" contest! Cristina's submitted name, Arvee, emerged as the winner and was announced along with nine other finalists at halftime of the men's basketball game on February 5. The name is the initials R.V. for Rock Valley spelled out. Cristina felt Rock Valley should remain in the mascot's name in some way.

Arvee poses with the mascot contest winner, Cristina Szterensus

Arvee poses with the mascot contest winner, Cristina Szterensus.

One other similar entry was received. Angie Henert submitted the name after Cristina and with a different spelling of Arvi. 

The 10 finalists were:

Finalist's Name
Suggested Mascot Name
Heidi Bergey
Amanda Berkman
Guadalupe Castro
Isabel Diaz de Leon
Staci Heller
Cindy Meyers
Robin Peters
Rebecca Schmoll
Cristina Szterensus
Jennifer Thomas

Our grand prize winner received:
  • Nook HD 7" tablet
  • $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
  • RVC Golden Eagles hooded sweatshirt
  • RVC Golden Eagles classroom prize pack: binder, notebook, and folder with the Golden Eagles logo
All remaining finalists received a consolation prize.
Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

By entering the "Name the RVC Mascot" contest, each entrant hereby grants the College a perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free license to use the submitted name, in any manner and in any medium, without further compensation and with no future approval or review required by the entrant. Additionally, each entrant grants the College the right to use the entrant's name for any lawful purpose, including promotional purposes related to the contest. By entering the contest, entrant represents that the submitted name is the original work of the entrant and that entrant has the sole right to submit it to the contest.