Conferring honorary doctorates is a regular practice at colleges and universities.  They are given for outstanding accomplishment in one’s field.  It is not a bad tradition, but I wonder how many businessmen get them because the respective school is hoping he or she will give plenty of money.  Money can buy you lots of things, including a degree, but it can’t buy you an education.  That takes money and effort!

2 thoughts on “HONORARY DEGREES

  1. David McCoy

    At my graduation ceremony from UCLA, Walt Disney was getting an honorary degree at the same time. When he walked on to the stage, all of us spontaneously began singing M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E. I suppose that could be taken either way: as a tribute to Walt or a comment on all honorary degrees.

  2. Dave Post author

    Very funny! I love Disney theme parks too much to say old Walt didn’t deserve his honorary degree!


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