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St. Pat, 1964

Keith Bailey was on campus today to meet the new chancellor. Bailey was St. Pat in 1964. He was also featured in our recent publication Alumni of Influence.

Here is an excerpt from an old UMR story we link to pretty much every year:

“During the parade, the guards would roam into the crowd to bring male students to the manure spreader, which served as St. Pat’s official vehicle, to kiss the Blarney Stone,” Bailey says. (Note: It’s not clear what kind of thinking was involved in making a manure spreader the official vehicle. Some traditions get started totally by accident.) The guards would also bring female students to the manure spreader to kiss St. Pat, a practice that Bailey says “tested friendships with the guards.”