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A Ram is Born


Suffolk University's mascot, Hiram the Ram, is unveiled at Class Day, 1950

Suffolk’s mascot, foundly known as "Rammy," is named after Hiram Archer, a faculty member, trustee, and brother of Suffolk University’s founder Gleason Archer.

As student life began to rebuild on campus after WWII, the Varsity Club and Suffolk Journal launched a naming contest for the mascot in April of 1950.Earlier mascot names included the Royals and the Judges. 

In the Spring of 1950, Senior Class President Mike Linquata rented a sheep from a farm to unveil the new mascot at Class Day. Linquata and other students coaxed “Hiram” onto the stage  celebration -- much to the delight and surprise of everyone in attendance.