Owens Community College Mascot
Big E

Mascot Bio & Fun Facts

I'm here! After a long wait, I made my first appearance as Owens Community College's new mascot in October. I didn't expect to be on TV my first day, but I'm glad to be here and am quickly getting used to my new home. (I also secretly love the attention I'm getting! My picture is all over social media!)

When I heard Owens was looking for a new mascot, I knew right away that it was the job for me. I love northwest Ohio (especially in the fall!) and, well, I'm red, so there's that.

People often ask me where I'm from and what my background is, but it's a long story. I've included some stats below and someday I'll tell you more, but for now, the important thing is that I'm here and I'm excited to be here. I'm excited to get to know the students, faculty and staff on our three locations. I'm excited to get to know the communities we serve. And I'm really excited to cheer on the Express!

Please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I'm kind of quiet in person, but I'm pretty "vocal" on social media! If you snap a photo with me when I'm out and about, please tag it #owensccbige so I can find it!

Fun Facts

Height: 6'5"
Weight: 165
Hair color: Red
Birthday: September 13

Favorite food: I love the grilled cheese sandwiches at the Fireside Grill!

Favorite book: The Little Engine that Could has always been a favorite of mine. I especially like the themes of optimism and hard work.

Favorite treat: Chocolate from Dietsch Brothers in Findlay.

Favorite movies: I have two: Big and The Polar Express. I've always wanted to play the FAO Schwarz piano from Big and I love trains. The fact that the word "Express" is in that movie title and happens to be the nickname of the team I cheer on is pure coincidence.

Favorite actor: It probably won't come as a surprise that I love Tom Hanks.

Favorite animal: The jaguar, definitely. I'm honored to follow in the footsteps of the jaguar, which was Owens' previous mascot.

Favorite mode of transportation: Trains!

Favorite hobbies: Several. Right now I like cheering for the Express and playing the piano. I'm excited to get my hands on the Steinway baby grand piano here at Owens.