TU welcomes newest member of the family

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The University of Tulsa is welcoming a new member of the family to campus. Goldie, a 4-month-old golden retriever, will serve as a TU ambassador, uniting the spirit of our campus and our community.

goldie As a goodwill ambassador, Goldie will be on hand for important campus and alumni activities such as Final Bell and matriculation and she will attend home football games and tailgating parties beginning in September. Goldie also will be visible at TU’s True Blue Neighbors volunteer projects and community events including Kendall-Whittier neighborhood gatherings and Bark in the Park night at the Aug. 21 Tulsa Drillers game.

Goldie currently lives with her trainer in Oklahoma City and is working to be certified as a service animal. She will move in with her TU family in Tulsa in spring 2014. Part of the puppy’s current training includes learning to lead the Golden Hurricane football team out onto Skelly Field alongside TU mascot Captain Cane. Soon, she will be ready to deliver smiles to hospital patients or nursing home residents.

"Goldie is a wonderful addition to the TU family. Her presence and purpose are in line with the university’s mission and will further enhance our ability to serve the Tulsa community," said President Steadman Upham. "We envision Goldie quickly becoming part of the fabric of TU."

University friends and fans are invited to meet Goldie during tailgate activities before every home football game this fall and can keep up with her on Instagram at TulsaGoldie.

Mona Chamberlin