So, he’s turning to the DMC campus community and general public to help him adopt a new name for his new home in the Texas Coastal Bend.
The Viking and Del Mar College invite everyone––including students, faculty, staff, alumni and Coastal Bend residents––to submit names online beginning Monday, Sept. 11.
The deadline for nominations is Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11:59 p.m.
The contestant with the winning name will receive a $1,000 Viking Card (debit card) to use toward services at Del Mar College, including campus dining, fine arts events, books, tuition and more. Or, the winner can even donate to the DMC Foundation Scholarship Fund!
What are the guidelines?
1) Participants can submit as many names as they wish, 2) Nominations will be time-stamped. If more than one person submits a name that makes the voting bracket, the first person making the nomination will be considered the contestant.3) A committee––including DMC campus community, alumni and general community members––will review and narrow the nominations down to the top 16 names.4) Voting using brackets will open to DMC STUDENTS ONLY with each listing in The Foghorn and their website.
Voting/bracket listings will be scheduled as follows:
• Oct. 9: top 16 bracket listed/voting begins• Oct. 23: top 8 bracket listed/voting begins• Nov. 6: top 4 bracket listed/voting begins• Nov. 13: last day to vote for 1 of the top 4 names
Del Mar College will reveal The Viking’s new name during a major event the week of final voting. The winning contestant will receive their prize, the other 15 bracket contestants will be recognized and The Viking will have a new name!