Geneva College’s tornado mascot, Turbo, has recently been restored and given a fresh look. The Geneva College Student Union (GCSU), which is in charge of the mascot, had originally considered having the costume professionally cleaned; however, because of its size, this option was not feasible.
Carrie Havranek, a local costume maker, volunteered to help in the restoration process, and she built a new design for Turbo that will be more easily maintained.
Senior class president Kylie Gardner helped initiate Turbo’s restoration. “Turbo is crucial to school pride,” she said. “Everyone loves Turbo, so to re-do his appearance was a little nerve-racking because he is so loved. But his renovation is great. The updated look makes Turbo more modern while preserving the tradition, which to me is what Geneva is all about.”
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva has an agreement with the Art institute of Pittsburgh, offering students programs in culinary management, interior design, photography, advertising and more.