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Colorado Mesa University re-printing diplomas due to typo

Colorado Mesa University re-printing diplomas due to typo
Posted at 11:12 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 13:12:38-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university is offering to re-print up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school newspaper noticed an error.

Alec Williams was checking to make sure his name was spelled correctly when he saw a mistake on his Colorado Mesa University diploma, printed in hard-to-read Old English font.

Williams' diploma and others issued since 2012 were conferred by the chair of CMU's "Coard of Trustees."

Williams told The Daily Sentinel he laughed, but then got frustrated because he has $30,000 in student loans and a diploma with a typo.

CMU President Tim Foster says the university is sending corrected diplomas to 2018 grads and will offer them to the others. At a cost of $5 each, the university could spend nearly $46,000.

Foster says CMU designs its diplomas, "so this mistake is all ours."

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com