athletics at Union College in 1905, the teams did not have an official
nickname until 1925. That year, by a vote of the student body, the Bulldog
was selected as the schools nickname.
However, Union did not have a live
mascot until the 1960s when through the efforts of some students a bulldog
was purchased. Mack, a boy, was a mainstay at Union sporting events during
his lifetime, even traveling with the 1967-68 men's basketball team to
Kansas City, Mo., for the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
Unfortunately, Mack passed away in 1972, and it was not until 1999 that
Union had another live mascot.
The latest mascot is named Millennium
Mack but is called Mille Mack for short. A girl, she received that name in
recognition of the new millennium that was about to begin as well as
honoring Union's past mascot, Mack. However, due to illnesses, Millie Mack
has not been able to regularly attend Union athletic events.