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Office of the President - Academic Ceremonies

Memorial Mace

The Class of 1927 Memorial Mace

The Class of 1927 Memorial Mace is carried by the University Marshal at formal university occasions and is displayed on the platform during these ceremonies.

The Mace, a gift from the Class of 1927, is forty-seven inches long, cast bronze, plated in silver, with a black ebony handle. Four images symbolic of the university surround the crown of the staff with the university seal engraved on top.

The Mace was designed and the model sculpted by Richard Simpson, son of Carl G. and Doris Griffith Simpson, both members of the class of 1927.

Memorial Mace

Tower Mace
The image of the center section of Old Mill with Mt. Mansfield in the background symbolizes the founding of the University. 

Ira Mace
The image of Ira Allen Chapel, symbolizes spiritual guidance.

Knowledge Mace
The image of three students reaching upwards to a lamp is symbolic of learning.

Teaching Mace
The image of a group of four people, symbolizes friendship.

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