Shepherd throws birthday bash for mascot

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Shepherd's president poses with J.C. the Ram
Shepherd’s president, Mary J.C. Hendrix poses with Shepherd’s mascot J.C. (Chloe Johnson/The Picket)

Students were not deterred from Wednesday’s dreary rain to wish a happy first birthday to Shepherd’s mascot, J.C. With the help of the choir, the campus sung Happy Birthday to the ram and presented a ram friendly birthday cake to him.

J.C. the ram enjoys his birthday cake.
J.C. enjoys his birthday cake.

J.C is named after Shepherd’s president Mary J.C. Hendrix, according to the university’s tradition of naming a live ram mascot after the current president.