Shawnee Community College has updated its mascot, Bernie the Saint Bernard.
The mascot has been a part of the College since the mid-1970s and has had a few changes through the decades.
The new Bernie was custom-built by Sugar’s Mascot Costumes. His fur now matches SCC’s maroon. He also has a new shirt and tennis shoes for getting around campus and other events.
Bernie’s transformation was explained as having undergone a makeover courtesy of the College’s cosmetology program.
The new Bernie is already busy, having participated in Friday’s Homecoming parade at Anna-Jonesboro High School. He’ll also be part of the upcoming Johnson County Fall Festival Parade in Vienna, among other events this fall and winter.