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January 20, 2022



Three-year deal names Herff Jones official provider of graduation regalia for the prestigious university.

INDIANAPOLIS (January 20, 2022) – Herff Jones, an achievement division of Varsity Brands and the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services, has extended their partnership with Florida International University (FIU) in a three-year deal.

The all-product agreement names Herff Jones as the official university graduation provider, including cap and gowns, class rings, and best-in-class service. FIU has partnered with Herff Jones for the past six years and made the decision to extend the length of their contract for three more.

“Graduation is an essential milestone of the college experience, and Herff Jones has a long history of partnering with great schools, like FIU, to help students properly mark that accomplishment,” said Zach Baird, Vice President of the company’s College division. “We’re thrilled to extend our valued partnership with FIU and honored to continue serving their students.”

“Herff Jones is a valued FIU partner.  The Herff Jones team put forth a competitive proposal focusing on their outstanding service and support of our students and graduates as they celebrate their academic milestones and their graduations from FIU.”, noted Aime Martinez, Associate Vice President for Business and Finance.  “We recognize that, throughout the years, Herff Jones has provided thoughtful and innovative offerings aimed at servicing our FIU graduates and I look forward to continuing this successful partnership.”

Indianapolis-based Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for students. A division of Varsity Brands, Herff Jones’ products include class rings and jewelry, caps and gowns, yearbooks, diplomas, frames and announcements as well as motivation and recognition programs. Focused on building long-term relationships through a nationwide network of over 2,000 employees and sales partners, the professionals at Herff Jones have been helping elevate the student experience throughout the lifelong journey of education for more than 100 years. For more information about Herff Jones or Varsity Brands, please visit or

About Florida International University:
Florida International University is a public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 270,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good. Recently, FIU ranked 1st in Florida among public universities according to the  Board of Governors performance-based funding scores.