Immaculata Magazine Summer 2014 - page 19

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joined the mascot team during my sophomore year at Immaculata, in
2007. When I started at Immaculata, there was no mascot, so when
they were going to bring Mac back I could not miss the opportunity. I
joined the team with a few friends and we began the process of bringing
a mascot to life. Being Mac was an awesome experience for me. During
those first three years with our new mascot, we attended sporting events
and other community mascot events. Being a mascot was a very rewarding
task, and I enjoyed using my enthusiasm and animation to help others
enjoy their time at Immaculata.
For me personally, a mascot is someone who uses his/her talents, energy,
and enthusiasm to anonymously impact a group of people who are working
for a common goal. A mascot is a leader who helps a crowd channel their
positive energy. A mascot can mean a great deal to an organization as well.
It puts a face to a name and helps others identify the organization. When
someone thinks about Immaculata, they also think about Mac. A mascot is
a dedicated member of the community/organization that can be a great form
of spirit, and advertising.
Today, I have moved on from being Mac but still continue to use the
talents and skills that I learned during my time with Mac. I am working to
finish my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Immaculata. I also
work for the Devereux Foundation as a primary instructional coordinator.
I get to use the skills that I learned from Mac every day to help inspire
children who suffer from autism. I get to be animated, enthusiastic, and
entertaining every day. In the future I would like to be a counselor so I can
help and encourage others towards a more positive life.
I am honored to be able to say that I was a part of the mascot team at
Immaculata from 2007 to 2010. I back the Macs!
INSIDE SCOOP
RACHAEL HALLINAN ’10
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