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General the Jaguar gets his own fiesta medal

Fiesta Medals are a San Antonio favorite. The first batch of Texas A&M-San Antonio’s fiesta medals sold out within the first week. Another 2,500 medals are on backorder and expected April 13.

Texas A&M-San Antonio rolled out the new General the Jaguar mascot design in early 2017 which will be displayed on the university’s very own 2017 fiesta medal.

The marketing department displayed the new jaguar face on this year’s fiesta medal design, showcasing off the new black and gray color scheme. Atop the ribbon, the campus name is proudly shown: ‘Texas A&M-University: San Antonio.’

General the Jaguar opens his mouth, with the words “Festival De Cascarones 2017’ emblazoned inside.

The Festival De Cascarones is located on campus. It is one of Fiesta’s concluding events, held on April 30 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Fiesta takes places April 20-30th.

Brandon Oliver, creative design manager at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, designed this year’s campus Fiesta Medal.

“I wanted people to feel engaged and interactive with the theme,” Oliver said. “It’s a new design that I hope is worn with pride.”

Nan Palmero, university marketing manager, said “Brandon wants to surprise and delight through the creative medals.”

“Brandon is known for his unique medal designs by using the idea of movement,” Palmero said.

Oliver won the 2017 best non-profit fiesta medal for the San Antonio Business Journal. This competition was based on votes from followers.

“I really like the new medal. It’s great to see our new, redesigned mascot on something that we can share not only with our students but with the San Antonio Community,” Manuel Figueroa, communication senior, said. “I am sure that all the Fiesta medal collectors will love this one.”

Medals are $10 at the campus bookstore and available for purchase at the Fiesta Pin Pandemonium 5-9 p.m Thursday, April 20 at Hemisfair Park.

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Kaylee Jackson
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Kaylee currently works in the Plumbing industry, where she does residential showroom sales for a company called Winsupply. She has worked in the oilfield trucking industry, the food industry, and cosmetology industry. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts along with a cosmetology license. She enjoys CrossFit, hiking, hunting, fishing, volleyball and doing anything outdoors. Her dream job would be to utilize my Communication degree and become a Public Relations advisor or a Broadcast News Editor. When her husband and she decide to have children, Kaylee would love to get her Teacher’s Certification and teach high school English, writing and speech.

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