When John McDonough, ’90, realized a rotted tree outside his home had to go, he got creative. “Rather than cut the tree down, I thought we could pay homage to Bridgewater State,” he said. Considering that four members of the family had graduated from Bridgewater State, a fifth will be graduating in 2023, and he met his wife there when they were students, his reasoning made perfect sense. “We’re all Bears so I thought it would be a cool idea,” he added. So, he hired a chainsaw artist to carve their alma mater’s mascot, along with their names and graduation years.
photo by Carl Hollant, ’15, University News and Video