Melissa Howard posed with FAKE diploma in marketing says Miami University in Ohio debunks Florida GOP candidate’s degree claim

Miami University in Ohio says Florida Republican candidate who posted photo of herself with her diploma in marketing, is forging the lines regarding the degree she purportedly obtained from the college

The school says the college diploma that Melissa Howard posed with online must be fake because they don’t offer that major

Howard, 46, who is running for the Sarasota-based seat, claimed that she had completed a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1994 

She would later bump the year of graduation up to 1996 

Howard posted a photo of a diploma she had received and a picture of transcripts but the University of Miami Ohio confirmed those were fake

The University, says they do not offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing but does offer a Bachelor of Science in Business

Melissa Howard, who is running for the Sarasota-based seat, claimed that she had completed a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1994. She would later bump the year up to 1996.
After initial reports that she had lied about getting the degree, Howard traveled back to Ohio and posted a picture of her partial college transcript and a copy of her diploma, but according to Miami University General Counsel Robin Parker, both of those documents were not real, FLA News Online reports.
Howard, 46, was found to have attended the school, but there were no records of her completing a degree.
According to the general counsel at the University, the school does not offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing but does offer a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Melissa Howard posted her partial degreee.JPGHoward has tried to prove her truth: After the initial reports that she had lied about her graduation, Howard traveled back to Ohio and posted a picture of her partial college transcript
Melissa Howard 2The general counsel at the University Of Miami, Ohio has stated that the school does not offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing but does offer a Bachelor of Science in Business
Melissa Howard's controversial college Diploma 1
Is this diploma allegedly issued to Melissa Marie Fox fake? Howard [nee Fox], is said to have studied retailing, meaning her degree would have been a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Howard is said to have studied retailing, meaning her degree would have been a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Her diploma also has signatures allegedly from President James C. Garland and Dean Robert C. Johnson. But Johnson was dean of the graduate school in 1996, when Howard allegedly graduated.
National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit, sent a certificate to FLA News from the university stating that Howard did not earn a degree.

Melissa Howard's degree verificationNational Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit, sent a certificate to FLA News from the university stating that Howard did not earn a degree

Howard has pushed back on accusations she did not ever complete her degree at Miami University despite claiming in her candidate bio she had graduated.
News outlet FlaNewsOnline.com reported earlier this week there was no record of Howard, a candidate in state House District 73, holding a degree from Miami University in Ohio, based on a search of the National Student Clearinghouse.
Howard pushed back on that, and on Friday posted a picture of college transcripts she received from Miami University. “I will ask one more time to stop the negative campaign he is waging, and call on the

Melissa howard and her opponent Tommy GregoryGOP Candidate Melissa Howard [left], initially called the series of allegations ‘lies’ pushed by Tommy Gregory [right], her political opponent

The GOP politician has called the first series of allegations ‘lies’ claiming that they were pushed by Tommy Gregory, an opponent of hers.

‘Instead of providing evidence refuting the direct questions raised in the story, Ms. Howard chose to pivot and attack the Gregory campaign for lying about her record,’ Gregory said, according to FloridaPolitics.com.
‘On the contrary, however, the Tommy Gregory campaign has made no statement of any kind related to the article, and while Ms. Howard may have some explaining to do, we will leave that to her, the media, and the voters of District 73.

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