New SMC Panther Logo: Roll-Out PAUSED

May 15, 2018

After receiving feedback on the release of the new logo, it has been decided to pause this rollout and go with a different process of selection.  New logo designs will be sought from additional sources and these will be submitted to a committee representing students, staff, parents, parishioners and alumni. This committee will select three designs and will be voted on by the parish/school community at large.  Please watch for more details to come in the near future.


For Immediate Release
May 9, 2018

Contact: Jess Nicholson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 620-231-2135

Pittsburg, Kansas - St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools is pleased to announce the release of our new Panther logo, used primarily for sports and activities.  This logo reflects our well established history and better matches our future goals.

This new logo is the first step in an updated branding standard for our schools.  As part of our Strategic Communications Goal set forth in our Faith Forward Strategic Plan, the branding standard will work to make our brand instantly recognizable and build a clear sense of reliability and consistency. 

The reason for pursing a branding standard is to make sure our brand doesn’t infringe on an existing brand.  It was determined that our current mascot logo might have infringed on a copyrighted brand. As part of this branding standard, we will be able to define fonts, colors, and images that are official and approved for use when representing St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools.   A complete branding standard guide is set to be released late Summer of 2018.

The new Panther logo will join with two current and official SMC logos: the SMC cross and the Power C.  Neither of these logos will be changed.

Historical logos may be released with special permission.  If you have questions or would like to obtain a copy of the new Panther logo, please email Jess Nicholson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator at