What is the College Seal?
In 2008, the College President, Dr. Kenneth Molen, mandated the creation of the college seal. The seal should be "approximately the size of a silver dollar, and the inscription beginning underneath the upper rim should contain the name 'Utah College of Dental Hygiene.' The year of the establishment of the parent institution will be presented in Roman numerals on the front of the seal. The seal will bear the Latin inscriptions 'Lumen' and 'Munus' to symbolize the enlightenment (light) and dedication to service that the college maintains and strives to instill into all of its students and graduates. By order of the College President, the seal shall be presented during all formal or ceremonial functions and will be embossed or present on all diplomas, transcripts, honorary degrees, and other official college publications.
The lemniscate of Bernoulli (also know as the mathematical symbol for infinity) and the flame above it expresses the eternal commitment to learning and bringing scholarly light to illuminate and broaden the mind while pushing back the darkness of ignorance.
The setting sun symbolizes the west, where the college was founded and currently resides.
The windmill reflects the rich heritage of the founders of the college. The word "Molen" is Dutch for "Windmill."
The caduceus (or Wand of Hermes) is a symbolic sum of its parts. The staff is a symbol of authority. The wand of Hermes has a winged component that reflects a tie to both the ancient and traditional alchemical sciences. This connection to the ancient science of alchemy contributed significantly to the scientific fields of chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, physics, and others. There is also a tie to the planet, God, and the element of Mercury, which represents fluidity, information, transformation, and new beginnings. As a whole, the caduceus reflects the authority to quickly deliver vital information, wisdom, aid, and enlightenment.
The key is a symbol of knowledge and guardianship.
The Official College Colors
The official college colors are white and royal blue. The color of white symbolizes light, reverence, purity, and peace. The royal blue color symbolizes confidence, conservatism, and wisdom. These colors are incorporated into the college seal to continually remind all of the faculty and students of their representative meanings.
Licensed Uses of the Seal
The seal is the exclusive intellectual property of the college and is protected by law. Unauthorized use of the seal is expressly prohibited. Persons or organizations with questions about the lawful (or unlawful) use of the seal may contact the college by calling (801) 426-8234.
The College Logo and Symbolism
The mountain outlines that can be seen above the letters UCDH represent the triumph that comes with genuine challenge and achievement. Mountains are also seen as symbols of timeless and infinite endurance. The three mountains represent the mountains (with their peaks) that are visible from the front entrance of the college. These mountains are Y-Mountain, Maple Mountain, and Buckley Mountain. When we view mountains, they remind us of the heights to which we must climb to achieve our worthwhile goals and what attaining those goals will mean to us, as well as those who are important to us and who have supported us.
The logo does not share the formal or ceremonial functions or the Official College Seal. The logo commonly appears on business cards, T-shirts, and can be seen on the college Web site.
The official college logo colors are white and royal blue. The color of white symbolizes light, reverence, purity, and peace. The royal blue color symbolizes confidence, conservatism, and wisdom. These colors are incorporated into the college logo to continually remind all of the faculty and students attending the college of their representative meanings.
Licensed Uses of the Logo
The logo is the exclusive intellectual property of the college and is protected by law. Unauthorized use of the logo is expressly prohibited. Persons or organizations with questions about the lawful (or unlawful) use of the logo may contact the college by calling (801) 426-8234.
If you are interested in purchasing commemorative merchandise, McGee's Stamp & Trophy Company in Orem, Utah, is licensed to produce merchandise featuring the UCDH logo and seal. Please visit their Web site or call their store for options and prices. You can contact McGee's Stamp & Trophy Co. at http://www.rubberstamp-awards.com or (801) 226-7890.