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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"[Jack Pelton] was hired under the
assumption that his engineering degrees were accredited. Should we
all buy our degrees? If so there is going to be alot of burning
holes in the ground."
Source: Anonymous poster on a Textron message
board, one day after Jack Pelton, CEO of the company's Cessna
division, was "outed" by CBS for obtaining his two degrees from a
diploma mill. Pelton's biography states he obtained his bachelor's
and master's degrees in aeronautical engineering from Hamilton
University in Evanston, WY. The CBS News program "60 Minutes"
Wednesday night reported Hamilton U. is housed in an abandoned
motel -- one of thousands of diploma mills offering fake degrees on