Academic Testimonials

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Dec. 30, 2007

Dear Ms. Montoya,

Enclosed is the loaner robe and hood you were so gracious to provide. I appreciate your accomodating my needs. The quality of the garment far surpassed anything I have previously seen. I cannot wait to receive my own regalia.

Again, thank you for professionalism. I will gladly recommend your organization to anyone in need of new regalia.



Amarillo, TX

Mayor Villaraigosa The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of City of Los Angeles, at the prsentation of an honorary degree during the Whittier College Commencement Cermony on Friday May 25, 2007. Mayor Villaraigosa is seen here wearing Academic's Verona style Doctoral Gown, modified with purple velveteen instead of the standard black, and with embroidered school symbol on the velvet panels. The tam and hood are also from Academic's Verona line of Academic Regalia. Please Note: This should not be seen as a personal endorsement by Mayor Villaraigosa. The Mayor has not officially endorsed any products or services of Academic, and as far as we know the Mayor does not do product endorsements.

April 14, 2007

I appreciate your swift response and our production was a great success. I will definiely use your company again. Thank you for your great customer service.

MDV Entertainment LLC

January 4, 2007

Much thanks to you and your staff for taking care of the flaw in the velvet panel on my gown. I received my gown in the mail yesterday...[it] is so beautiful and I appreciate the thorough care you and your company have taken. I am a satisfied customer who wanted to comliment you on your service. I truly appreciate your professionalism.

Dr. Melanie
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

December 12, 2006

I would like you to be aware of the extra effort that was made by one of your employees, Lynn Bolotin. She took my order for a judge's robe and has been in contact with me several times to keep me abreast of the problems with getting the robe delivered before Christmas, and then keeping me informed of the progress of the robe when it looked like she would be able to expedite its making. I am impressed with the extra time she took and the phone calls that she initiated so that I would realize what the situation was like at your plant. I really appreciate the customer service that she gave. It is a mark of a good company when customers are handled so well.

Please pass along the kudos to Lynn. She earned it!


Lingonier, IN

April 7, 2006

I got my cap and gown yesterday and they were perfect. THANK you. I will recommend your company to anyone that needs a cap and gown.

Administrative Secretary
Department of Family Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine
Macon, Georgia

March 12, 2006

Thank you for the cap, gown & tassel for Steven... Your on-line service saved us a bundle. Thanx again...

Selkirk, NY

January 25, 2006


I received the cap & gown that I ordered from your company last night. It looks exceptional, and the custom hood with piping is particularly great. I appreciate the flexibility and great customer service from you and your team.

Thanks again!

Chandler, Arizona

August 23, 2005

Mark and Lynne,

I received my gown and other items. I am truly impressed with the quality of the product. I have been around academia most of my life and have seen some poor academic regalia. When I opened the box I was awed by the richness of the colors and the craftmanship down to the matched cord on the back of the collar. It is simply magnificent.

And, compared to other companies I checked with, your price was VERY reasonable.

Lynne, I hope you were able to see the gown before it shipped. You were very easy to work with and I received the gown in time for the summer event.
THANKS. Hope the yellow and pink gown is coming together. ... (smile).

Please convey my thanks to everyone. My doctoral gown is the culmination of years of work and achievement. It is a proud moment to have a doctoral gown that is equal to the academic work and status it represents. I am proud to wear your product.


Royce Frazier
Haviland, KS

Please send me several of your folders with information on academic regalia and I will distribute them to my peers. I received many comments from them on the gown!!!! YOU WERE A HIT!!

August 19, 2005

Dear Lynn:

I wanted to thank you and your entire staff for saving the day, for the Utah Court of Appeals. The flexibility, determination, and attention to detail, that Academic Choir and Apparel showed under duress was amazing.

We will always remain grateful for the excellent service and we will always remain loyal customers.


Lisa Collins
Clerk of the Court
Utah Court of Appeals

August 1, 2005

Hello Academic Apparel:

Thank you for the great jobe you did on my academic regalia. I enjoyed working with Lynn and I found her to be extremely helpful in the pre and post ordering process. This was my first ordering experience with your company and I did not know what to expect. I know how important faculty academic regalia is and the message it sends. Therefore, I was a little nervous in even starting the process. Buy Lynn took her time with me and answered all of my questions.

I must also tell you that I was extremely pleased with the pricing and the product. Many of my colleagues here at the University have lamented that their regalia's expense and lack of quality. My thought was they should have used Academic Apparel! The faculty sported many good looking gowns at the 2005 University of Vermont graduation. However, the Peacock Blue on my gown made me stand out among all of them.

Thank you and keep up your quality work!


Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III
Asst. Professor, Educational Leadership and Plicy Studies
University of Vermont

July 27, 2005

Dear Academic Cap & Gown Company,

I was a recent customer of yours and I am writing to inform you of the quality service and product I have just received. Since the beginning of this experience I have dealt with Lynn, a customer representative with exceptional people skills. Lynn provided me with top rate quality customer service. She maintained contact with me throughout the construction of the doctoral robe in order to keep me abreast of the progress and any changes I had requested. I truly appreciated all of her time and attention. I am cognizant of the fact that I am only one of many customers; however, this was never apparent in my interactions with her. Towards the latter part of the experience, she notified me of the shipping date and when to expect my robe, she also called to check on my satisfaction with the quality of the robe once I had recevied it. The doctoral robe, by the way, was beautiful and the attention to detail was meticulous. I must add that I did my researchg and found that your prices are extremely competitve in this market. Also, I wanted to share with you that a colleague of mine ordered her gown from another company and had a dreadful experience. I am a 100% satisfied customer! I will recommend you to everyone I know. In conclusion, the quality of your product is only surpassed by the customer service you provide. Thank you for a wonderful experience.


Veronica Castro, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

July 26, 2005

Hi Mark and staff,

I wanted to say thanks for the wonderful gowns! The class of 2005 promotion ceremony had many challenges that were met and challenged as well. We had new gowns plus caps and tassels which made the ceremony special.

Please follow the link to view some examples.

Thanks so much,

Leon Norrington
Sheppard Middle School
San Jose, CA

July 21, 2005

Lois and Staff: Thank You for your participation and assistance during the implementation of the new plan for Commencement 2005!

Your commitment to the college, participation during Commencement and the teamwork provided by all involved made it possible!

Here's sending you our sincerest appreciation for your valuable contributions and dedication to FC and its students!

Most sincerely,

Darlene Jensen and the Student Affairs Staff
Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)

PS: Fabulous job once again. Thanks.

May 24, 2005

Thank you so very much for helping us in our time of need. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude in your company!

Carleen Miller
Delaware Area Career Center
Delaware, OH

May 24, 2005

I really enjoyed working with your company this year. The caps & gowns came in on time and your customer service agent was very helpful.

Angela Thames
Dillingham Alternative School
Dillingham, Alaska

May 2, 2005


Just wanted to let you know that the gowns arrived on Friday! We are very happy with the your service and you can expect to have our order for next year!

Thank you,

Jennie Richardson
North Country Charter Academy
Littleton, NH

June 10, 2004

Dear Lynn,

I received my cap and gown yesterday - which was more than a week ahead of the date on which it was promised. So, I appreciate the timely manner in which my order was completed. I also appreciate the excellent job that your company did in making the cap and gown. They fit perfectly, and I am very pleased with the quality of the workmanship. I look forward to wearing it at future graduation ceremonies.

Thank you for your help with the order and for ensuring that everything was done according to my wishes.


D. Marcus Gillespie
Chair: Department of Geography and Geology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341

June 9, 2004

Hello everyone at Academic Cap & Gown. We here at Los Angeles Southwest College bookstore would like to thank you all for everything. We had a wonderful turn out and a lot of it had to do with all of you. So, once again, THANK YOU.


Los Angeles Southwest College

November 13, 2003

Hi There!

...I wanted to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf throughout the year. You have been very accomodating and each Judicial Officer has appreciated their robe to the fullest. Thank you again!


Fresno County Superior Court




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