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First female bulldog mascot crowned

Read more about the event in Bulldog Blog 

WATCH: Addie's crown and cape fitting

Addie's coronation will be fit for a queen

Last summer, a rambunctious, roly-poly little bulldog won our hearts when she was introduced as the University’s mascot-in-training, poised to become the first female bulldog mascot at Redlands in its more than 100-year history.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, that little bulldog will assume her title and be crowned at a coronation ceremony fit for a queen.

Adelaide, named after the founding first lady of the University, Adelaide Field, is known to most as Addie. She learned the tricks of the mascot trade from the University’s recently departed and beloved former mascot Thurber. Then, with fortitude, discipline and the care and encouragement of her handler, Mary Littlejohn ’03, ‘12, Addie completed months of training and attended hundreds of University events and activities.

University of Redlands Provost Kathy Ogren applauds Addie and looks forward to her future endeavors at and on behalf of the University. “I’m so proud that we have the queen of the Bulldogs at Redlands.”

Already nationally recognized in her historic role (NBC 4 News, Press-Enterprise/Redlands Daily Facts), Addie aspires to be a role model to mascots and to support the efforts of animal rescues and shelters. Her daily agenda will include work with students and staff, visits to athletic events and public appearances as her schedule allows.