UC Berkeley graduate's diploma typo goes viral on Reddit

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
UC Berkeley diploma typo

BERKELEY, Calif. (KABC) -- Pictures of a typo on a UC Berkeley graduate's diploma have gone viral.

Alex Harris of Stockton, California, earned his degree in mass communications in 2003. Since then, he has had quite an adventure with getting his diploma.

The first two arrived wrinkled, and one even came in a soiled envelope.

"The third one they sent back and we took a look at it and said 'hey it looks great, no wrinkles,' put it in the frame and it hung on our wall for several years," Harris said.

Harris' wife discovered the typo while they were moving. The word communications was misspelled with a U where an O should be.

Harris' story went viral after he posted pictures on Reddit. He plans to request a corrected diploma, as long as he can keep his now infamous one.