Her Campus: How long have you been at Chatham?
Carson: Well I officially became the mascot here in 1995! Before me, the mascot was a seal named Pennsy, who started in 1946.
Where does your name come from?
I’m named after our famous alumna: Rachel Carson. What an honor! In 2011 there was a “Name the Cougar Challenge” where students, faculty, and staff around campus nominated over 150 possible names for me. In the end, Carson got the most votes!
What’s your favorite thing about Chatham?
My favorite thing about Chatham is how hard everyone works and how involved everyone is! Chatham folk always do their best.
Who are your best friends at Chatham?
Chatham Kitty of course! And I was also friends with Puma–the campus kitty at Eden Hall–who unfortunately passed away this year.
Anything else you’d like to share?
To students: make sure you’re going out, getting involved, and supporting your fellow Cougars! Make an effort to get out to a few sports events and Chatham traditions this semester. I’m always excited to take pictures with you all!