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GRU grads get new diplomas after college misspelled

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Check college off the list, but not before someone clicks spell-check.

Diplomas for the 14 summer-term graduates of Georgia Regents University's Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences misspelled college.  SPECIAL
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Diplomas for the 14 summer-term graduates of Georgia Regents University's Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences misspelled college.

A few recent Georgia Regents University graduates were surprised to find that the diplomas honoring their academic success featured a dictionary blunder.

Diplomas for the 14 summer-term graduates of GRU’s Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences misspelled a seven-letter word that encompassed life for the graduates: college.

It had three L’s instead of two: Pamplin Colllege.

After a student alerted staffers to the spelling error, the diplomas were reprinted, said university spokeswoman Christen Carter.

Most students collected their corrected diplomas by Tuesday afternoon, Carter said.

Pamplin College graduate Arianna Vazquez, of Augusta, said the mistake was “laughable.” She hopes the university learned a lesson.

“Maybe they should have more spell-checkers,” she said.

Richie Iannacone, also of Augusta, said he was surprised the mistake occurred on such an important document.

“Everyone makes mistakes, I guess,” he said. “I was disappointed, but it was a funny disappointment.”

The Registrar’s Office uses a computer template to produce diplomas, and the erroneous word had been entered incorrectly, Carter explained.

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KSL
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KSL 08/13/13 - 11:26 pm
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I hope the students have been

I hope the students have been taught better.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/14/13 - 05:56 am
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Its the thought that counts. Grammar is so passee. LOL LOL
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Its the thought that counts. Grammar is so passee. LOL LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/14/13 - 05:57 am
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Remember results based education? Can we handle the truth?
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Remember results based education? Can we handle the truth?

southern2
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southern2 08/14/13 - 06:33 am
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Misspelled? Maybe not. Could

Misspelled? Maybe not. Could have been written using urban phonics and is not that rare today, where students are lead to think that close is good enough as long as it is identifiable without a translator. Should be read with heavy emphasis on the second syllable.

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KSL 08/14/13 - 06:59 am
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Maybe not

I misstype a lot because I use my Kindle. I can enlarge the screen, but it is constantly shrinking to a size I cannot distinguish certain letters as well. I get tired of the extra steps to go back.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 08/14/13 - 07:42 am
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So thick with irony, this

So thick with irony, this one...

Edward1968
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Edward1968 08/14/13 - 07:48 am
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Handwriting on the Sheepskin

The worst thing I see in the sample above is the signature of Dr. Azziz. Is it too much to ask that the president of a university take the time to write legibly on such an important document that the students will cherish and display to those in their homes or workplaces?

dashiel
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dashiel 08/14/13 - 09:59 am
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X marks the spot

At least his X is legible. Otherwise the signature resembles a sketch of an early flying machine. (Higher learning?)

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/14/13 - 10:25 am
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@Edward

Azziz didn't sign a single one of the diplomas. It was copied and printed. It is his mark like in the old days when someone couldn't spell and their mark was an "X." Maybe that is where he is!

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