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Heartland Community College

Request Hunter the Hawk

Hunter the Hawk

Thank you for your interest in scheduling our mascot, Hunter the Hawk.

Request Hunter for your event

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or by calling 309-268-8188.


Hunter the Hawk is a program using volunteer performers.  Event organizers must be able to provide someone to help dress and serve as an escort throughout the event. Please consider requesting Hunter at least two weeks in advance of your activity. Types of events for Hunter include:


Athletic Events

Hunter Playing Ball
Hunter loves sports and would be more than happy to attend your athletic event (no trash squawking, though).

Heartland Events

Kid touching Hunter's nose

If you're a student or work at HCC and want Hunter to make an appearance, let us know.

School Events

Holding Hands
Hunter can fly in to liven up any school event within Heartland's district.


Hunter at a parade
Why fly when you can march? Contact us if you want Hunter to walk in your parade.

Community Events

Hunter at BCPA
Hunter enjoys getting out of his nest every now and again to meet his fans. We're happy to schedule Hunter for your next community event.

And more...

Hunter with a community member
Everybody loves Hunter. If you think your next event could use a big, loveable Hawk, let us know.
Hunter's History
  • Concept and design was unveiled at first alumni event, “Back to the Nest,” May 9, 2009.
  • Hunter was “hatched”-First public appearance was at the inaugural CornBelters baseball game June 1, 2010.
  • First Hunter performer was a Heartland staff member.
  • First promotional item Hunter appeared on was a poster.

Contact Us

Gena Glover

Associate Director of College Engagement
Phone: 309-268-8188