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Church Hill Classics Launches New Commencement Frames

Arizona State University and United States Naval Academy students frame their ticket to
President Obama’s commencement speech the “Green” way

Monroe, CT – May 21, 2009 – President Barack Obama’s commencement address at Arizona State University, and his upcoming address on May 22 at the United States Naval Academy, has inspired Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the collegiate diploma frame industry, to launch new commencement frames, made from 100% recycled wood.  The commencement frames will help mark this historical moment for graduates, their families, and all attending the graduation by offering a place to display the admission ticket.  

“Commencement is a milestone lifetime event but to have the President of the United States speak at your commencement is truly a once-in –a-lifetime event.  Our commemorative frame offers a perfect way to preserve and display this momentous occasion,” said Lucie Voves, president and founder of CHC.

The Arizona State University frames come in two styles.  As seen below, the 2009 Commencement Photo Frame in Arena, allows for a graduation photo or a photo of the graduate’s choice of the 2009 Commencement. This specialty frame also features an engraved brass plate noting President Obama's commencement address to the “Class of 2009”.  The official university seal is gold embossed on double maroon and black museum-quality matting. It is framed in Arena moulding, made of recycled native wood.

The second Arizona State University frame is the 2009 Commencement Ticket Frame in Arena.  It features an opening for the admission ticket, the official university seal gold embossed on double maroon and black museum-quality matting. It is also framed in the 100% recycled wood Arena moulding which has a black satin finish.

CHC’s United States Naval Academy’s 2009 Commencement Photo Frame has an opening for a 5" x 7" graduation photo, and features an area optional for an admission ticket.  Another prominent aspect of this frame is the custom-minted medallion of the Academy’s school seal.

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics, a woman-owned business was founded in 1991 by Ms. Voves.  The company manufactures custom diploma, credential and photo frames, all crafted in the U.S.A., as well as a line of desk accessories for hundreds of institutions of higher education, military and professional associations and corporate clients.  For 2008, the company was named by Inc. Magazine as the 5th fastest-growth company for the consumer products industry in Connecticut, and also ranked 180th nationally on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies within the consumer products industry.  More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at

Arizona State University 2009 Commencement Photo Frame


Arizona State University 2009 Commencement Ticket Frame


United States Naval Academy 2009 Commencement Photo Frame