Brandy the Poodle10 November 2011
This image from the University Archives features Layton Getsinger with school mascot Brandy (UA55-01-1644). The East Carolina Cheerleaders acquired the white French Poodle during the summer of 1968. She immediately became a crowd favorite, appearing at athletic contests and other campus events. A caretaker appointed by the School Government Association ensured Brandy and her distinctive gold blanket were always ready to help lead the cheers of the Pirate faithful. To view Brandy’s coat and other items that detail the rich history of East Carolina athletics, please visit the University Archives.