Lawson Selected as GSC Pioneer Mascot
Wed May 2, 2018




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2018-19 GSC Pioneer Ronisha (Nish) Lawson 2018-19 GSC Pioneer Ronisha (Nish) Lawson

GLENVILLE, WV - Ronisha (Nish) Lawson, a freshman from Beckley, West Virginia, has been named the GSC Pioneer Mascot for the 2018-19 academic year.

"I hope to bring my unique style to being the mascot. Being a Pioneer isn't just about the costume, it's about supporting school spirit and being the best influence that you can," Lawson said. As a Music Education (PreK-adult) major, she says she plans to work closely with the Marching Band. "Every game will be a great game. Together with the band, we can really get the fans involved on game day," she added.

"I'm excited for Nish to take on the duties of the Pioneer Mascot. She is in touch with the student body, is involved with student organizations and activities, and always knows how to make people laugh. These are great qualities to have in a mascot and I can't wait for her to get started," said Interim Director of Student Activities and Residence Hall Associate Katie Morris.

As the GSC Pioneer, Lawson will attend GSC football and basketball games, tournaments, and other school events. The Pioneer is charged with working with GSC students, faculty, and staff to positively promote and support the college. The official uniform of the GSC Pioneer mascot is a set of buckskins, a coonskin hat, and a musket.

An ongoing tradition for over 80 years, Lawson becomes the 78th student to portray the Pioneer Mascot. She will be the fifth woman to serve as the Pioneer.


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