STOCKTON, CA – A spelling mistake on a diploma is not something you see everyday, but it is what Alex Harris discovered on his diploma from the University of California at Berkeley. Harris earned his mass communications degree in 2003, but he actually had more trouble getting his diploma. Harris says he sent back the first and second diplomas he received in the mail because they were wrinkled with one of them arriving in a dirty envelope.
Harris says, “The third one they sent, we took a look at it and said ‘okay, looks great. No wrinkles.’ Put it in the frame, and it hung on our wall for several years.”
So, it seemed that third time was the charm until, when packing for a move, his wife noticed something very wrong with the otherwise distinguished document. The first vowel in the word communications was a “u” instead of an “o.”
Harris says, “When I saw it, it was just shock.”
Alex used his degree and posted a picture of typo online causing it to go viral. He’s now going to request a fourth diploma and hopefully this time Cal will use spell check.