NACC President Dr. David Campbell had a dream of memoralizing the college's two beloved mascots, Trouper the Mustang and Roscoe the Campus Dog. That dream is quickly becoming reality as a statue of the two mascots nears completion. NACC's resident artist and instructor Barbara Kilgore created the design of the statue. She has been working with University of Alabama artist and instructor Katie Adams to build to sculpture.
Kilgore is proud of their accomplishments so far. "This has been a true team effort between NACC and The University of Alabama Sculpture Department. There have been several sets of hands at work on this project and I am happy to get to be one of them," said Kilgore." Kilgore hopes people will understand the deeper meaning behind creating the statue. "We have been busy planning,dreaming, sculpting, and now creating molds for what will become a tribute to our state, community, college, faculty, staff, students, and yes, our mascots! I can hardly wait to get to share the finished work with all of you! If you have ever been a part of NACC you will see the truth in this work and understand the meaning behind it, which is love and acceptance."
Dr. Campbell is especially proud of the statue's progress. "This is an outstanding display of the behind the scenes work that has gone on in the creation of our Roscoe/Trouper statue! Thanks to our NACC artist/designer Mrs. Barbara Kilgore for putting this together. Mrs. Kilgore created the design of the statue and she has been working with the artist at the Sculpture Department at the University of Alabama (UA) to build the sculpture. All are doing an outstanding job and we so appreciate their art and talent."
Enjoy these photos for a behind the scenes look!