We all fudge a little on our resumes. This guy. maybe a bit too much.
When Intrepid Potash first sold shares to the public in April, it said in the prospectus that (Patrick) Avery received bachelor of arts degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of Colorado. Avery has been president and chief operating officer of Intrepid Potash since its formation in November 2007, the prospectus said.
The Intrepid Potash prospectus also said Avery received a master’s degree in engineering from Loyola, without identifying a specific school or its location. Avery studied engineering at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1985, but the school has no record of awarding him a degree, spokeswoman Christine Nangle said.
I like using "Loyola" as a generic. It sounds classy but is difficult to verify, since there are Loyolas almost everywhere.
I, personally, try to keep the fudging down to minimum, making mediocrity look like triumph and screaming, computer-monitor-throwing departures read like amicable separations, but the temptation is always there.
Just a little reminder, perhaps mostly to myself, that the results of too much CV inflation can be embarrassing.