- Boots, books, and a mule: Baird handing SAU Mulerider reins to Guin
Mulerider Payton Baird has led the charge at Southern Arkansas University since 2014, an era that has seen record-breaking enrollment growth. Now Baird is preparing to hand over the reins to the newest Mulerider, Abbie Guin.
“As most people know, SAU has one of the most unique mascots in the country,” Baird said. “I find it very important because (the mascot) gives the public a chance to see what our University stands for: loyalty and support.”
She will graduate from SAU’s Nursing Department on May 5 with a BS in Nursing.
Guin, an agriculture major from Minden, La., said that as a people person, she’s looking forward to her duties as the new mascot. (more…)