Custom School Pins

You can say so much with your logo using a school or university pin. They are perfect for promoting academic pride. Teachers and professors love receiving these tokens of appreciation. There are many different uses for these pins. You can use them to recognize achievements, signify a specific affiliation, celebrate graduations, and so much more. Custom school pins are a unique way to honor events and milestones. 

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Alumni Pins

Are you looking to award your alumni? Our University pin designs are manufactured specifically for Universities. They make great gifts for alumni that you can customize with your University logo. An Alumni pin can be made with enamel color. We can add gemstones or engravings to any of our styles. Our custom lapel pins can be designed in days with your logo and include the years of service.

Enamel School Pins

Choose from soft or hard enamel. Are you looking for a product with a classic, professional, and custom look? We can also use cloisonne. Cloisonne is an ancient art technique of decorating metal with colored glass. These pins have a smooth, glassy finish for a high-end feel. All of our pin styles can be plated in silver, gold, or copper plating. We also offer engraving on any style you choose.

University Pins

Do you want your University to stand out from the rest? Our custom university pins are made out of brass and bronze. They can be plated in silver or gold plating. We can add sandblasting to the background for a two-tone finish. University designs are usually engraved and gemstones can be added to any logo.

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Honor Roll Pins

Would you like to acknowledge students for achieving the highest standards of academic success? Student accomplishments reflect well on your University’s ranking. Our honor roll pins are a great way to recognize academic achievements. This includes awarding students of the Honor Roll, Dean's List, or President's List. Our exceptional Custom Academic Achievement Pins reflect the success and hard work of your students. Your students will not only appreciate these tokens of academic success, but it will inspire them to continue. This gives students pride in their accomplishments and often encourages even greater future achievements.

Lapel Pins For Teachers
Are you looking for a way to express gratitude for the work teachers do within their schools? If you are a Principal, Superintendent, or District Leader, then you've come to the right place. We have many lapel pin options to gift your hard-working teachers and staff. These school pins can be personalized with engravings that creatively express your appreciation. At the Monterey Company, we truly believe teachers are some of the biggest unsung heroes around, so we love connecting with them on custom projects and to create one of a kind pieces for themselves, their coworkers, and their students. 

When designing pins for themselves and fellow teachers like them, we often see subject-themed creations that can be added to their everyday wardrobe to inspire students and add a bit of playfulness to their classroom setting. From math inspired pieces, to art and language custom pins, we endlessly enjoy seeing the ideas and passion of educators translated into wearable pieces for their everyday.

Beyond designing pieces for themselves and their peers, teachers often create custom school pins to encourage and award their students for reaching certain milestones. Whether it be to celebrate a great test score, a finished book, an act of kindness, or perfect attendance, personalized tokens are cherished by teachers and students alike. Best of all, is creating several different designs to commemorate different actions, and encouraging kids to pick out their favorite pieces or trade amongst themselves. When it comes to school pins, the sky's the limit, and the quirkier and more unique the better!

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Alumni & Graduation Pins

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June is graduation season. All school levels, ranging from pre-school to college will be marking the end of a learning cycle. This is often celebrated with some form of ceremony. It’s a wonderful way for families and friends to come together to honor students. And what better way to honor students than with our commemorative pins. Custom graduation pins celebrate all of the hard work and success students have put into their education.

Calling all graduates! Do you want something to remember your school by? Graduating from a particular school always leaves a certain sense of pride in the graduate. Pins are a fun keepsake to be forever affiliated with their alma mater as an alumnus. The former student may even be inspired to contribute to their school for years to come. This can include participation in alumni associations, reunions, events, and fundraisers.

Many alumni associations, particularly collegiate ones, create custom graduation pins. They include the school's insignia or colors along with the student’s graduating year. For the student now entering the association, this is a heartfelt gift that they will cherish for years to come. This lapel pin is their individual membership pass to all important events. It symbolizes their accomplishments. And it grants them access as a member of that particular affiliation.

For a long time, University alumni associations have collected lapel pins each year. This allows them to display the various versions of the alumni lapel pins they have made for their members. Over time these displays can become quite impressive. As they continue to grow and represent their fine institutions, they can serve as wonderful commemorative items. In fact, these lapel pin displays often travel to different alumni gatherings. They add to the sense of pride and history embedded in the association.

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Pledge Pins for Universities

What Are Pledge Pins? They are worn by members of fraternities and sororities at the time of pledging and throughout their college experience. They are used to signify allegiance. This can represent loyalty to their organization, their school, and all members of their sorority or fraternity. This even includes former, present, and future members.

Custom Pledge Pin designs can feature an organization's symbols. This includes Greek Letters, symbols, or logos that represent their college or university. You can also add any other personalized touches to make it unique. What do pledge pins promote? Solidarity. They encourage conversation between chapters. And they ignite curiosity in Greek Life within campuses. They serve as a meaningful method of bringing people together to share a common interest.

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Custom School & University Pins

Many universities use school pins to give their students recognition. This can be for attendance, grades, acts of kindness, or areas in which the student excels. A university might reward a student with a pin for perfect attendance or top-level test scores. Schools may honor their students for anything from "most improved" to "most involved." They are perfect for rewarding distinct academic feats. This includes spelling bees or chess tournaments. They can also be distributed to stand out student-athletes. 

What about staff members? Yes, you can also use promotional gifts to honor your staff. Staff members may be given awards for their dedication to their school or as recognition for "teacher of the year." We offer many different ways to honor the teaching, administrative and support staff within your school or district.

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University and School Pins

Do you have a logo or design in mind? Or would you like to create something fresh and unique? Either way, it’s no problem! We provide free design and artwork on any size order and we have low minimums for ordering. Why work with us? We give all of our customers the best quality designs, the best prices, fast production times, and top-notch customer service. Our University and school pins are made to order. They can include gemstones and years of service engraved on them. We can also engrave on the back of any pin and include a logo. Want to improve the presentation of your items? We can add deluxe clutches and velvet boxes on request. Looking to make a bright statement or a classic one? No problem! We can design fraternity and sorority pins with or without color.

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Can I create a golden apple design? Yes! The golden apple has become a symbol of recognizing amazing teachers and the outstanding work they do daily. Traditionally, it is awarded to teachers who go above and beyond the duties expected of them. This can involve taking creative, innovative approaches to educating their students. We are honored to help continue this tradition. We offer the perfect pin to award your exceptional teachers and professors. It's our custom golden apple lapel pin. Simple, yet timeless, it's sure to be well received by any recipient.

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Custom Gold Star Pins: 
Give a gold star pin to those who make your academic institution shine! Gold stars are symbols of excellence. Receiving one is a recognition of outstanding work or merit. Awarding custom gold star pins encourages employees, volunteers, club members, and more to operate at their best. It can motivate them to demonstrate exemplary values. And it's an easy way to say, “thank you,” for their relentless dedication.

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School Pins for Donors

Alumni and community members play a pivotal role in all academic institutions. Without a doubt, their generosity and support are what make many Colleges and Universities incredible. By donating to their alma mater, people are investing in the continued success of the school from which they earned their degree. Even the smallest donations can go a long way. They contribute to scholarship programs and even building updates. Donors continued efforts to elevate student success should not go unnoticed. Not only do local colleges and universities benefit from alumni funding, but also local communities. Funding from members keeps local neighborhoods within these areas associated with the same prestigious recognition.

Keep your donations flowing in with our pins! Securing donations is an arduous task for any institution. This makes the money gifted all the more valuable. So having a meaningful and unique way to say “thank you” to donors is important to the continued success of your fundraising campaigns. Which is where custom school pins from the Monterey Company come in. We create beautifully crafted professionally designed products. As leaders in the industry, we make products of only the highest standards. Our incredible pieces are collectible commemorations that reflect each donor’s generosity.

Get started working with one of our professional designers. We can transform your logo and institution insignia into the perfect tokens of recognition. Our talented customer service team will work with you throughout the process. We will gladly take all of your ideas into consideration. We can create different pins for recognizing the various levels of donations your University receives. Want the best for the best? For your highest contributors, consider real gold plating or premium silver finishing touches. Add a special touch! Use stylized engraving to specify the year of contribution. We highly recommend this as it encourages recurring funds. Whatever your ideas or needs might be, the Monterey Company has you covered.

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