For Greene County News
CEDARVILLE — For the first time in Cedarville University’s 128-year history, the Yellow Jacket can now be seen flying over the campus.
That’s because the marketing department’s initiative to have the school’s mascot — a yellow jacket — painted on the top portion of the water tower, which is located on the northern edge of campus.
H20 Towers of Saline, Mich., was contracted by Cedarville University to handle the project. The painting of the logo artwork with the words “Cedarville University” took just four days — with the completion being July 20. According to Chad Jackson, director of marketing for Cedarville University, the painted Yellow Jacket design brings a 15-year guarantee to hold its gloss.
The high-gloss paint, made by Tnemec, is the highest grade of paint available for water towers, according to Paul Mitchell, supervisor of Cedarville’s water systems. Cedarville’s marketing department designed the artwork, but the design was painted on the water tower by Jeff Roosa of DPI Graphics.