I dug out my undergrad diplomas last night; I’m finishing my MBA in the spring, so I have to submit my paperwork for the new one and I couldn’t remember if I’d previously used my middle name or my middle initial. Might as well have them match, right?

Well, my first diploma has my initial, and the other one has my full middle name. So much for matching.

Also, neither one of them lists my actual degree program. Just “Bachelor of Arts”.

Is that unusual? That seems weird to me.

8 Responses to “Diplomas”

  1. Pitt says:

    Engineers don’t hang their diplomas on the wall. Our jobs remind us every day of those four magical years…

    Or, in some cases, 8.

  2. matt says:

    Mine aren’t on display, either – they’re still in the paper folders from commencement.

    You know, between Sue and I, we’ve got five diplomas from Canisius. I wonder if I can get a bulk discount on the nice frames.

  3. Pitt says:

    I’m pretty sure you can. Just go to Target, they’re 75% cheaper there.

  4. BrianN says:

    I happened to look at my undergrad degree, it also doesn’t list anything but Bachelor of Arts, same for my graduate degree. It’s considered bad luck to open your masters degree, so that one is still in the envelope.

  5. Waterwolf says:

    I wouldn’t display a diploma from Canisus either!!
    5 X 20% = 100%
    Bachelor of Arts—so you’re an artist. My living room needs painting.

  6. Pitt says:

    I’m in State College, PA right now and yesterday I walked past the historical marker for the college. It mentioned how the school was founded in order to apply the principles of science to the improvement of agriculture, and the philosophy of providing a balance between a liberal and practical education was espoused. Liberal AND Practical.

  7. matt says:

    Engineering is a liberal art.

  8. Pitt says:

    My Diploma says otherwise.

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