VCU Joke an “Insult” 

Re: “The Score” (Street Talk, May 26) of +6 that: “Virginia Commonwealth University holds its graduation ceremonies. Finally the 32-year-old guy in the cubicle next to you has a diploma to put on his wall.”
I'm not really sure what you were thinking when publishing this comment. Not only did you insult VCU, but everyone who has ever graduated from there. Yes, some people graduate in four years and some take a little longer. Some people serve in our military and then attend college. Some people start a family and return later. Not everyone graduates in exactly four years from whatever college you believe to be of a higher caliber than VCU.
That 32-year-old that finally got to hang a diploma on their cubicle was me in 2005. After several starts and stops, working full time and sometimes more, I graduated with my degree from VCU just a few days after my 31st birthday. A little short of 32, but a long, hard-fought journey just the same. And I was proud to hang my degree then, and despite your paper's snarky comments, I still am.
So my question is, is it VCU or just its graduates that you think is the joke here?
Kathryn Medwid
Richmond

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