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Radford University diplomas misspell Virginia

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RADFORD, VA -

Hundreds of Radford University graduates are getting diplomas with a typo. The school misspelled "Virginia" leaving out the last "i" and printing instead "Virgina".

The Spring 2013 graduates received the diplomas in the mail. 

The school says when they started researching the error, they discovered Fall 2012 graduates received diplomas with similar errors.  The error is printed on undergraduates and graduates diplomas.

"The error was caused when the commercial software system used to produce the diplomas within the university's registrar's office was upgraded in the Fall of 2012.  That software upgrade required that the diploma narrative be rekeyed into the program.  It was during the rekeying process that the typographical errors were introduced into the template," said Joe Carpenter, Radford University's chief communications officer in a statement. "Radford University regrets any inconvenience this error may have caused our alumni and will be working to correct these errors in a timely manner."

Corrected diplomas will be mailed to the graduates as soon as possible.    The university will be providing to alumni a customer service email and phone number if they have additional questions.        

The number of graduates from Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 affected were:
Fall 2012 -- Undergraduates: 356, Graduates: 79 

Spring 2013 -- Undergraduates: 851, Graduates: 195

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