Your daily Letter to the Editor – July 16, 2013
Re: “Radford U. creates new graduate program,” July 2 Dan Casey column:
It’s time Casey and his buddies at The Roanoke Times give the Radford University diploma misspelling jokes a rest. I will be graduating from Radford in the spring, and I am more than excited to have a diploma with the Radford name printed for everyone to admire.
Why should anyone care that two measly words were misspelled on a diploma? Yes, we are dishing out thousands of dollars for each semester we’re here, and we should receive a fully correct diploma to frame, but it’s not like the registrar’s office is holding the correct diplomas captive.
Let me explain my frustration with the media’s so-called witticisms toward RU: When my dad was fighting cancer, all of the people I’ve met here gave me a shoulder to cry on. When my dad passed away, professors I hadn’t even met cried with me, supported me and pushed me to continue to do my best.
Radford University isn’t just my school. It’s my community. If I had never met the people in it, I wouldn’t still be an honors student and I wouldn’t be graduating feeling confident in my education.