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SAU Holds Memorial Service for Beloved Mascot Molly B

The mule that became a school icon had been given to the school more than 20 years ago.
SAU President Dr. David Rankin speaks to the crowd at the memorial service for Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
SAU President Dr. David Rankin speaks to the crowd at the memorial service for Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
SAU President Dr. David Rankin speaks to the crowd at the memorial service for Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
SAU President Dr. David Rankin speaks to the crowd at the memorial service for Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
SAU Mulerider Megan May, reflected at left, looks on before speaking at the memorial service for the beloved Molly B, the mule that was the foundation for the Mulerider mascot for more than 20 years at SAU in Magnolia. Megan and other onlookers are seen in the reflection of the latest Mulerider portrait, in which Megan was riding Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
SAU Mulerider Megan May, reflected at left, looks on before speaking at the memorial service for the beloved Molly B, the mule that was the foundation for the Mulerider mascot for more than 20 years at SAU in Magnolia. Megan and other onlookers are seen in the reflection of the latest Mulerider portrait, in which Megan was riding Molly B. Photo courtesy: Aaron Street/SAU Communications Center.
MAGNOLIA, AR -- A memorial for Molly B, the icon mule that carried Southern Arkansas University's Mulerider mascot across the end zone after touchdowns for more than 20 years, was held today at noon near the farm road paddock that housed her.

A reception hosted by the SAU Alumni Association followed the service attended by more than 100 people.

Click here to visit the memorial blog setup to remember Molly B.

Molly B died March 5. She was 26 years old. The beloved mule had been an integral part of SAU sporting events, activities, school spirit and identity since she was given to the University by then-Agriculture Department Chair Dr. James Tollett in 1993.

According to Tollett, Molly B was 6 years old when she came to SAU to rally for the Muleriders. Molly B's temperament and energy served the university well in her 20 years.
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