Purple Door scoops up sisterhood at Mount Mary

Ice cream social for new University president a berry big success

There’s no better way to celebrate than to come together for premium ice cream in our very own flavor.

Scott Rudie, senior director of communications

President Christine Pharr, Ph.D., received a Milwaukee-style welcome Monday with an ice cream party that brought Purple Door Ice Cream to campus.

The company donated two flavors for the event, vanilla and its signature flavor, Mount Mary Berry.

The party was held after the All-University Workshop, a daylong update and in-service for members of the faculty, staff and administration. For most faculty members, it was their first day back on campus after summer break.

“There is so much excitement as we start this school year and welcome our new leader,” said Scott Rudie, senior director of communications. “There’s no better way to celebrate than to come together for premium ice cream in our very own flavor.”

Mount Mary Berry was first created for the University for an alumnae gathering in 2014. It is now among Purple Door’s rotation of favorite flavors.

Bethany Lehman

Mount Mary Berry

The Purple Door flavor of the day was Mount Mary Berry for Bethany Lehman, director of visitor services, during Monday’s ice cream social.

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Purple and Blue

Back-to-school party on the lawn of Mount Mary’s campus paired Purple Door Ice Cream with school spirit in Mount Mary blue.

Gavin

Spreading the love

Purple Door Ice Cream donated two flavors for the event, vanilla and its signature flavor, Mount Mary Berry.

Daryl

Tiny but mighty

Gavin Meyer enjoys playing with the balloon decorations.

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Meeting all staff

Daryl, food service director, made homemade granola for a healthy treat to share with all faculty and staff.

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Staff share an ice cream

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8-ft tall balloon

Because we wanted everyone to know where to find the best ice cream!

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Smiles on a summer day

Before the school year starts, we take time to celebrate on the front lawn with delicious ice cream.