Error on Diploma at Colorado Mesa University Strikes a “Coard”
Mistakes happen. This we all know and none of us have escaped the miscues. When they happen on a document from a University and have re-occured since 2012, and when it will cost the University almost $50-thousand dollars to fix, well that's a doozy.
The outgoing editor of the school newspaper at Colorado Mesa University was checking his diploma to make sure they spelled his name correctly - that's what a good editor does - he noticed a spelling error at the bottom of the document. In Old English font and below the name of the chairman's name was "Coard of Trustees". Alec Williams was apparently the first out of 9,200 graduates to notice the error. That's right, 9,200 diploma's given out since 2012 have had this spelling error.
Williams told the Daily Sentinel that he at first laughed it off, but grew frustrated when realizing he has $30-thousand in student loan debt and a diploma with a spelling error.
According to Fox 31-Denver, CMU President Tim Foster says the University will correct the diploma's and send them to not only the 2018 class, but they will offer the same to previous graduates. Each corrected diploma will cost $5 dollar each. 9,200 diploma's at $5 dollars each = $46,000. Sometimes the best lessons learned are the hardest ones.