Allow Jeffco Grads to decorate their caps!

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Currently, Jefferson College, a community college in Hillsboro, Missouri, does not allow any decoration (other than program pins cords, stoles and tassels) for graduation. As a recent graduate, (May, 2017) my classmates and I feel, along with their parents, as well as, students of past, present and future graduates have voiced their opinions about this ban of decoration. 

I believe that if the design is approved ahead of time (by a certain deadline by whomever is deemed in charge of such things), there should not be any discrepancies or ban on such decoration.  Students  should have the right to decorate their caps for graduation as a part of individuality, pride in their accomplishment and kudos to the program they completed. 

The allowance of personalization and decoration of the caps also allows for the parents to better "spot" their graduate in the sea of black caps and gowns.  Other 4 year universities allow such decoration in their ceremonies as a right of accomplishment as long as tasteful and appropriate. If one should have an inappropriate decoration, then that particular graduate will have his/her cap removed and replaced with a plain one.     



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