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Stouffer College House, University of Pennsylvania


Registration number 20061002F


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Stouffer College House, University of Pennsylvania are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure, a wyvern passant wings displayed Vert under a decrescent in dexter and an estoile in sinister Or, on a chief enhanced per fess embattled Azure and Argent in base an ivy vine leaved Vert.
Motto: Nihil Domo Similius (Nothing Comes Closer to Home)


Sources

The college's website: http://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/house_info/coa.html

Historical note

Nicole Joseph's winning design for Stouffer College House is a blue shield upon which a wyvern, an estoile, and a moon are depicted. The wyvern is a dragon in profile that symbolizes valor and protection; the estoile (a star with wavy points) symbolizes celestial goodness and noble people; and the moon stands for "serene power over mundane actions." The shield is intersected across the top with an embattled line symbolizing fortress walls that protect one's home. A scroll beneath holds the motto "Nihil Domo Similius" -- "Nothing Comes Closer to Home." We have negotiated with the Stouffer Food Company (Nestle USA) to give us permission to use this Latin "twist" on their trademark motto.

Registered by

Michael Swanson

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