The Seniors of Rose-Hulman Institute created and wore a lapel pin at their graduation. What better to show respect for the Late President of the College. Memorial pins have become more and more common lately. It is a nice way to show
"Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Class of 2012 honored the memory of Matt Branam during this year's commencement ceremony by wearing special pins …www.rose-hulman.edu/…/seniors-honor-late-president.aspx"
The Pin says, Make It Happen, Make It Fun. I would have to assume that he was a very interesting and dynamic president that truly made an impression on his students.