IE Celebrates Diversity in Blue
Record turnout marks IE Day celebration as community welcomes new mascot, CammIE.
A record turnout marked this year’s IE Day, a celebration of IE community and spirit, with 1,687 participants reflecting the university’s core value of diversity. The crowd also welcomed IE University’s new mascot, CammIE.
IE Campus Life organized the event, included dance performances from the university’s cheerleaders, music performances by the music clubs, raffle prizes and on-site photo booths.
“I think IE Day is an important opportunity to experience the wide diversity of people at IE,” said Business Administration student Abigail Woermann. “It is a reminder that it is important to step out of one’s bubble, to meet people outside your degree and see how different we all are at IE.”
IE Business School’s current 2018-2019 intake boasts 116 nationalities in its Master and Bachelor programs.
Students, faculty and staff converged on the Madrid campus dressed in IE blue clothes to meet IE’s new mascot, CammIE.
“Just like a chameleon, they will adapt and evolve to develop habits crucial to their success no matter their surroundings.”
“CammIE the Chameleon was created by the students and Campus Life to represent our student body. The idea behind choosing a chameleon was because the only thing that is constant is change,” said the Chief of Campus Life, Juliana Pereira.“Our students will continuously experience change throughout their lives bothprofessionally and personally. And just like a chameleon, they will adapt and evolve to develop habits crucial to their success no matter their surroundings.”
For some, IE Day was also a moment to reflect on the constants that have been core values for IE since its founding in 1973.
“The entrepreneurship spirit, the idea that we have to innovate all the time, the value of humanities, the vision of being a truly global school and the idea of becoming very diverse are still there. So in some ways we have changed a lot, and in other ways we are still the same,” Professor Gonzalo Garland said.