Suffolk University www.suffolk.eduA Brief Look at the People and Traditions atSuffolk University.
Making Suffolk the School with a Heart:Gleason L. Archer, Sr.-President and Founder (42 years) Coach Jim Nelson- Athletic Director (45 years) Jeanne Hession- 1956 SULS Alumna and 1st Female Trustee 1973 Dottie “Mac” McNamara- Bursar and Alumni Director (47 years)
AthleticsHiram the Ram:1950 – Hiram the “Ram” is celebrated as thenew mascot, previous mascots included the“Royals” and the “Judges” To highlight thenew mascot, the Suffolk Journal is renamedthe “Rambler” for a year.1938 – Men’s Tennis becomes the University’sfirst athletics team.
Prominent Alumni Paul Benedict- 1960 Actor: ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘The Man with Two brains’, ‘Spinal Tap’Joe Moakley- 1956US Congressman 1973-2001
From Humble Beginnings6 Alpine Street: Archer Building1906 – Suffolk University is founded whenGleason Archer opens a law school in his livingroom.
Science Classrooms: Then and NowLeft: Chemistry Lab, 1941Below: Chemistry Lab, c. 1980s Left: Friedman Field Station at Cobscook Bay (ME), 1976
Student Life and Traditions Suffolk Journal and Suffolk Players 1936 – The Suffolk Journal and Suffolk Players are established; shaping the beginning of student life at the new College of Liberal Arts. 1948 – The first issue of the Beacon Yearbook is published.
Student Life and A women’s loungeTraditionsFormal attire
Student Life and Traditions Hobo Dance:Miss Suffolk: 19491966 Commencement: 1995
Student Life and Traditions Beanie: Incoming freshman receive and wear a beanie
Other Highlights• 1913 – Suffolk graduates its first African-American student Thaddeus Kitchner.• 1933 – Suffolk enrolls its first female, Marian Archer MacDonald, who graduates in 1937.• 1934 – Suffolk College of Liberal Arts, now the College of Arts and Sciences is founded.• 1937 – College of Business Administration, now the Sawyer Business School is founded.• 1937 – The College Debating Society becomes the University’s first recognized student organization.• 1946 – Student Government for the Colleges is recognized.• 1952 – Suffolk University charters its first academic honorary society Phi Beta Chi (science).• 1961 – Suffolk University institutes an “activities period” to encourage student involvement.• 1974 – WSUB begins producing and broadcasting student productions; residence halls get a channel in 2003.• 1976 – WSFR is established as a closed circuit radio station; it expands to internet broadcasting in 2001.• 1980 – SGA established Program Council to concentrate on planning campus social events.• 1989 – David J. Sargent is appointed Suffolk’s 8th President and its first alumni to hold that position.• 1995 – University’s first international campus opens in Madrid, Spain.• 2006 – Suffolk University celebrates its Centennial and opens the Sawyer Library at the Stahl Center