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Iget, Iger, whatever. Just get that check in the mail, Bob

May 29, 2009 |  3:32 pm


Hey, Ithaca College, em, here's a tip: If you're going to mention one of your most famous and wealthiest alumni on your website and in your magazine you might want to spell his name correctly.

IGER In researching our snark-filled take on the newly formed children's advocacy group TrueChild, which cited how its operations director Danny Baker was an award-winning graduate of Ithaca College, we decided to see if Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, a slightly more well-known Ithaca alumnus had won any awards from his alma mater.

He hadn't, but a Bob Iget, who is apparently the chairman of Disney (Iger is only president and CEO, not chairman) received the "Edgar `Dusty' Bredbenner Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award." Way to go Mr. Iget. Actually, the chairman of Disney is John E. Pepper Jr. (Yale, '60).

In fairness to Ithaca, the `R' and the `T' are right next to each other on the keyboard.

-- Joe Flint

Photo: Bob Iger. Credit: Bob D'Amico / Disney