Harry the Highlander


Harry the Highlander jumped to life in the spring of 2017. He was first introduced at our spring 2017 graduation ceremony. Sporting the traditional Gordon Tartan along with the Gordon State blue, white, and gold, Harry is proud of his heritage. Harry the Highlander is a strong, resilient, and brave individual. Coming from a long line of soldiers and Scottish countrymen, he represents our fighting spirit and the courage we bring to all our athletic games.  


This second generation Harry the Highlander debuted at our Spring 2017 Graduation ceremony. Here are some of his favorite things:

  • Favorite movie  Braveheart
  • Favorite color  Blue
  • Favorite hobby  Golf
  • Favorite professional athlete Arnold Palmer
  • Favorite meal   Haggis
  • Favorite play  Macbeth
  • Favorite library  Hightower Collaborative Learning Center & Library 
  • Favorite animal   Unicorn, which happens to be the official animal of Scotland!
  • Favorite holiday  Burns Night (Jan. 25) to celebrate Robert Burns, a Scottish poet. And to celebrate President Burns, of course!
  • Favorite monster  Loch Ness
  • Favorite actor  Sean Connery
  • Favorite drink  Scotch Whiskey
  • Favorite musical instrument  Bagpipes
  • Favorite sports moment  Highlander rugby team wins national championship
  • Favorite pair of shoes  Boots with the fur
  • Favorite vacation spot   Beaching it on one of the 790 islands off the coast of Scotland
  • Favorite Scottish invention   Raincoat


Gordon State College mascots through the years:

The Bulldogs

The Generals

The Highlanders