College graduation medals have risen to a status previously reserved for paper diplomas and degree certificates as institutions of higher education enhance their selection of commemoratives to mark a special day in graduates’ lives.
Almost by definition, ceremonial maces and chains of office tend to be on the elaborate side. They are brought out for high-brow events such as commencement ceremonies and presidential addresses in which fancy is the order of the day.
Chancellor’s chains of office and ceremonial maces are intricate academic pieces that typically require about two months’ lead time to produce and deliver.
Prep schools, colleges and universities across the USA are looking to update their ceremonial chains of office in time for spring commencement events that are only a few months away.
The collegiate mace has served ceremonial purposes for colleges and universities for hundreds of years.
Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, wanted something a step above the norm when it requested a three-dimensional custom flame for the top of its mace.