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One of Dominican University’s newest Stars is already a beloved figure on campus. Presidential pup Rosie Bea joined the DU family in July as an unofficial university mascot and welcome ambassador.

Rosie resides with President Glena G. Temple and is named for the Rosary Beads, the university’s mascot from 1975 to 1979 during its days as Rosary College. Her official naming came after suggestions poured in via social media from current students, alumnae/i, faculty, staff, community members and others.

Rosie can often be seen taking leisurely walks around campus and making special appearances at events. When she spots students engaged in activities, she wants to join in the fun.

“Rosie Bea’s debut as a campus ambassador has been a big hit; she draws attention wherever she goes,” Temple said. “Rosie is very social, loves attention — particularly tummy rubs — and has lots of energy. I hope she will bring joy to many.”

Rosie even took time for an interview this year. Check it out.