A Ram is Born
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.