Colby Nolan, a black cat, brought new meaning to the term “educational pedigree” when, in 2004, he “earned” an MBA online from Trinity Southern University of Plano, Texas. Trinity awarded the cat a work experience online degree.
The feline and online graduate student was graduated with honors with a 3.5 GPA (that’s a B-plus average) after Trinity Southern officials “evaluated” his resume—which apparently showed college-level business experience in the fast food industry, child care, and, er, retail management.
Colby’s diploma was purchased for $399, plus shipping and handling, in a sting operation undertaken by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
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