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Bryant’s mascot Ironclad Tupper 1, aka Tupper

May 21st, 2010


President Ron Machtley congratulates Ironclad Tupper 1 upon receipt of his honorary bachelor of science degree for "character and obedience." Carrying Tupper is Kati Machtley.


Fact Sheet

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Ironclad Tupper 1, an English bulldog, was purchased in May by Bryant University President Ron Machtley and his wife, Kati, and was given to the University in celebration of the success of the Class of 2010 senior class gift campaign. The campaign exceeded its goals and set two senior class gift records, one for amount raised (more than $41,000 to establish the 2010 Legacy Endowed Scholarship) and the other for participation (55 percent).

The dog, known as Tupper, will serve as Bryant University's mascot and will attend a variety of Bryant events and perform community service as a therapy dog once his training is complete.