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A Ram is Born

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

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.