Iowa Students Get Diploma Covers Reading ‘Ioma’

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — Workers at a printing company may have to return to college for a spelling refresher, according to the Telegraph Herald.

Because of an error, hundreds of Northeast Iowa Community College diploma covers featured a misspelling — the state was spelled “Ioma.”

Tracy Kruse, the college’s director of external relations, told the Telegraph Herald that the error wasn’t noticed until shortly before last week’s ceremonies at the Peosta and Calmar campuses.

About 300 graduates saw the misspellings.

Kruse says each graduate will receive a new cover when their signed diplomas are sent out when grades are completed.

She says the college has worked with Continental for many years and expects the company to pay for the new covers.

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