SUNY New Paltz State University of New York
President and Hugo

"Cinderella story" has happy ending; Hugo the Hawk takes
first place

After a tense race, Hugo the Hawk has won the GenerationSUNY Mascot Madness contest! Claiming victory over 30 SUNY campuses that participated in the online competition, Hugo emerged as the winner after four rounds against the mascots of Purchase, Cortland, Maritime, and Stony Brook, respectively. Referred to as the "Cinderella story" on SUNY's blog, Hugo's triumph was a very happy ending!

I am grateful for the enthusiastic participation of New Paltz students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, and friends. Even local radio stations got involved. Thank you for your part in helping us show our tremendously vibrant school pride to the entire SUNY community.

I hope you will join us as we celebrate this honor with Hugo very soon. Details will be announced soon. Go Hugo!

Donald P. Christian
President