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Category: Diploma, Graduation & Job Search Topics

U.S.A. Alphabet Soup ala College Degrees


Written by Anita R. Holtz, Marketing Proofreader

If you don’t know your B.A. from your B.F.A. or B.S.S.W., you’re not alone.  Acronyms and abbreviations permeate the collegiate environment and confuse individuals---even college students.  Before I take a ladle from the USA alphabet soup, a concise history of where those abbreviations come from is in order.

Celebrating Our Graduates! Way to go!!

Graduation

When May and June come round, so does the anticipation and excitement for graduation.  Whether you're a fifth grader transitioning to middle school, or a high school senior or college student preparing to accept your diploma, you know that family and friends are proud and rooting for you! Photos show up on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

Wabash College Still Has Sheepskin Diplomas and Other Interesting Info

Sheepskin diplomas are not prevalent at all, although they once were. Yet, for Wabash College in Indiana, the tradition of giving sheepskin diplomas to its graduates continues. This coming May will be no exception. At the college’s 176th Commencement ceremony last May, its 172 graduates received sheepskin diplomas, as always. The college also carries on its tradition as an all-male college.



Selecting the right diploma frame…Now’s the time!

Congratulations on your graduation!  It's a special, important time to share with family and friends. Whether you have recently graduated or not though, as an alumnus, you realize that now’s the time to protect and show off your hard-earned diploma by framing it.  The question is…how do you select the right frame? 

May Mayhem: Your College Student Is Moving Back In

Has an extraterrestrial invaded your home this May?  When college-age sons and daughters come back home and re-feather your empty nest to be with you for the summer, it is a readjustment for everyone in the household. Each family must deal with its new challenges individually, but one reality is certain: no matter where the recent graduates eventually hang their hats, earning that sheepskin elevates degree holders in everyone’s eyes. 

Graduation Goulash

Stepping reverently to the cadence of Pomp and Circumstance?  You’re one of millions donning cap and gown and graduating from a high school, college, or university.  If it’s an institution of higher learning and you’re singular, you’re morphing from matriculant to alumna (female) or alumnus (male).  If you’re plural, you’re collectively alumnae (female) or alumni (male or female graduates).  For those etymology inquirers, all four “alum” words derive from Latin’s alere meaning “nourish.”

Diplomas, Diploma Frames, and Their Omnificent College Seals

Along with graduation come traditions and diplomas.  Along with diplomas (and diploma frames) come a distinct and formal identifier of the school…its seal. Traditionally, college diplomas have a school seal, very often with a Latin motto, affixed to it.

Life Lessons and Inspiration from a Diverse Range of Memorable Commencement Speakers

By Dawn Handschuh

Graduation season is upon us, and at many schools across the country, the process of choosing a commencement speaker was a daunting one for school administrators: should they select an individual—possibly someone who’s relatively unknown—who has changed the world in a meaningful way? Someone who can motivate and inspire graduates? Or should they go with a big name speaker who can be counted on to entertain and give a great speech?

Graduation Traditions that Span Past and Present

By Dawn Handschuh

One of the first of many milestones in a young person's life, college graduation is a rite of passage marked by numerous traditions, many of them centuries old. While graduates at nearly every college and university will don a a cap and gown—itself a centuries old tradition dating back to the 12th century—many of today’s institutions of learning have adopted their own traditions, steeped in symbolism and faithfully repeated year after year.
 

Tips for Preserving and Framing a Sheepskin Document

While most diplomas and certification documents today are printed on archival paper produced from treated pulp or rag (cotton), if you have a diplomas that is many years old, it may well be made with sheepskin or parchment.  View the tips for preserving and framing a sheepskin diploma!
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