Mac, Immaculata’s mascot, has appeared around the world in recent months. Enjoy the photos below and see where Mac has been!
Mac’s appearance on Immaculata’s campus in September 2007 was a welcome sight to our students. A black Scotty dog with a tartan plaid tam and a kilt, long known to our students as “Mackie,” had not made an appearance in several years.
With the help of several people, including our president, Sister Patricia Fadden, IHM, a new “Mac” was designed and created by Raymond Entertainment Group, the designers of the world-renowned Phillie Phanatic. How lucky was Immaculata to have a well-known firm recreate “Mac.”
Now a big gray dog, with a positive, outgoing personality, the new Mac has embraced being part of the campus community. Members of the “Mac Pack” include performers, whose identities are strictly guarded, and “spotters” who help Mac during appearances since Mac’s mobility is hampered by his big feet and his lack of good visibility.
Thank you to all of our alumni and friends for sharing their photos, but most importantly, for keeping Mac close during your travels.
A little background on Mac….
Mac, a gender neutral Scottie Dog, is approximately 3 to 5 years of age (a puppy) who will never grow old. Mac is 6 feet tall, weighs 250 lbs., has gray fur and is very agile. Mac has a room on campus.
As lore has it, Mac was part of a litter born at the Motherhouse, Villa Maria House of Studies, and lived there for several years. Fittingly, Mac is a direct descendant of the first Scottie dog mascot, Mackie. Mac is now old enough to be a part of the Immaculata University community and was brought to campus on September 6, 2007.