Jerry Charles Young II will receive his spiked collar and officially become the campus ambassador at Arkansas Tech University during a halftime ceremony at the Wonder Boys’ home football game on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The collaring ceremony will take place during the halftime performance by the ATU marching band, Arkansas’ Band of Distinction.
Kickoff for the Great American Conference contest between ATU and Southern Nazarene University is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field in Russellville. Game tickets may be purchased at www.arkansastechsports.com/tickets. As part of a special Kids’ Day Out offer, students in grades K-12 may pick up free game tickets at the Kids’ Zone tent during Party at the Plaza pre-game tailgating, which will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday on the Crabaugh Hall lawn.
Jerry II is an English bulldog. He was born in Frankfort, Kan., on May 29, 2022, and came home to Arkansas on Aug. 6, 2022. Since arriving in Russellville, he has served an apprenticeship under Jerry Charles Young I.
Jerry I, who has served as ATU campus ambassador since Oct. 26, 2013, will retire after almost nine years of service on Saturday.
Members of the university community and beyond can interact with the ATU campus ambassador program through Jerry the Bulldog’s official @arkansastechjerry Instagram and Facebook accounts.