The INC prides itself of being ritually free and unblemished from the pagan accretions which one would [obviously!] find in Catholicism. Funny though that they still retain in their commencement exercises (as the pictures below prove) the use of academic gowns which those darn Catholics wore in the medieval ages. Speaking of Catholics, didn't they originally invent the concept of unversities and hospitals? How about that, the INC has them too.
Perhaps New Era University should consider using other attires for such occasions. Just like this Baptist who recognized the inconsistency of the practice of wearing the traditional academic gowns in Protestant schools.
Hat tip Amy Welborn