Dordt College News

Defender logo is unveiled

October 24, 2012

Dordt’s first athletic logo was revealed to a packed gymnasium at Parents Weekend during the annual Late Night with the Defenders event on Friday, Oct. 19. Basketball players Chris Sievers and Jordan Vogel opened with simultaneous dunks at both baskets as Dordt staff unveiled the new Defender logo on both sides of the gymnasium.

The term “defenders” emphasizes that the Dordt community is made up of defenders of the Christian faith. The Defender logo conveys the following:

• Respect: The servant acknowledges with a kneeling posture that he or she is serving someone greater.
• Readiness: The sword is in hand and the armor still adorned. The defender realizes that he or she always needs to be on guard, ready to rise up and take the next challenge or opportunity.

The logo is part of a “family” of logos created for use by the athletic department. The variety provides flexibility in merchandising and in showing athletic school spirit.

Logo conception was the responsibility of public relations, in collaboration with the athletic department. The logo went through several drafts and modifications before being adopted. Dordt College graphic artist Jamin Ver Velde created the logo.

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