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Colorado Mesa University re-printing diplomas due to typo

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

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."


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,