COLUMBUS, Indiana — IUPUC officially has a mascot, and it will share a color with its university partner in Bloomington.

IUPUC announced its choice, Crimson Pride, at noon Wednesday on campus during its celebration of IU Day, a worldwide, social media-focused awareness campaign for Indiana University.

It was one of two IU Day announcements at the Columbus university, with the second one a gift from a Columbus couple that will go toward IUPUC student-retention scholarships.

IUPUC also announced a gift from Columbus residents Tina and Tom Vujovich for a new scholarship, Reach Your Dreams.

The Vujovichess pledged $100,000 last year, with $50,000 of the amount allocated toward endowments and matched scholarships. The Reach Your Dreams scholarship was created with the intention of assisting qualified students at IUPUC to stay in school.

“Endowed scholarships, such as the scholarship established by the generous contribution of Tina and Tom Vujovich, allow us to retain our most talented students,” Hill said.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.