GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado university is offering to reprint up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school newspaper found a big typo.
Alec Williams was checking to make sure his name was spelled correctly on his Colorado Mesa University diploma when he noticed it said “Coard of Trustees” instead of “Board of Trustees” in Old English font.
Hey, @ColoradoMesaU class of 2018. Multiple diplomas, like mine, have the same spelling mistake. “Coard of Trustees.” CMU is sending me a replacement but they didn’t say if they’ll do it for all graduates. Seems like you gotta complain if you want your $30K diploma spelled right. pic.twitter.com/iAfLTyuGZf
— Alec Williams (@alecmwilli) August 6, 2018
Williams told The Daily Sentinel he laughed, but then got frustrated because he had $30,000 in student loans and a diploma with a typo.
CMU President Tim Foster says the university is sending corrected diplomas to 2018 graduates and will offer them to graduates as far back as 2012.
They cost $5 each, so the university could spend nearly $46,000.
Foster says CMU designs its diplomas “so this mistake is all ours.”
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com
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