Purdue Northwest Unveils 'Pride' Logo

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The newly-unified Purdue University Northwest revealed its athletic logo Tuesday. The unveiling was held at both the Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet campuses to show the new "Pride" logo.

The "Pride" name was revealed in December after a task force made up largely of students received feedback from focus groups and 3,000 survey respondents. The university says the lion mascot "emerged through extensive brand research that included discussions and focus groups with hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni."

The university said in December it wanted to wait to reveal the logos and uniforms until the unification of the two campuses was complete. The merger was approved by the Higher Learning Commission earlier this month. 

"I am finally excited to see the Pride come to life and cannot wait to wear it on my jersey next year as a student-athlete at Purdue Northwest, as we will all represent such a wonderful new beginning,” said Carissa Jones, a volleyball player and Purdue Calumet Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President.

Purdue Northwest athletics will be comprised of 13 varsity sports which will debut in the NAIA's Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference in the 2016-2017 school year.

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