Lasorda's Latest Honorary Degree
As if getting an entire chapter in hooker Jody Babydol Gibson's book wasn't honor enough, former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda is set to receive yet another honorary degree.  

Quote:05/12/2008 12:43 PM ET
Lasorda to deliver commencement address to Argosy University
Special Advisor to the Chairman will receive his seventh honorary Doctorate

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda will give the commencement address to the 2008 graduating class of Argosy University it was announced today. Lasorda will impart his life's wisdom to the 185 graduates while receiving an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration degree, the highest honor the university bestows. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Hilton Hotel.

"It is an honor to be asked to address the graduating class," said Lasorda. "Education is the most important investment anyone can make, and these students are ones who realize that and have done the necessary work to improve their lives"

Lasorda, who never attended a single day of college as a student, has given seven commencement address, this being his eighth. He has received honorary degrees from Pepperdine University (1996), St. Thomas University (1997), University of Phoenix (1997), Cal State Long Beach (1998), Concordia University (2003), and the University of Hawaii (2006). He gave the commencement address to the University of Southern California's School of Pharmacy in 2005, and received the Commencement Speaker Recognition Award.

Argosy University, which is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and members of North Central Association for Schools and Colleges, was formed in September 2001 by the merging of three separate academic institutions. The American School of Professional Psychology was founded in the early 1970s by a group of psychologists, educators, and other professionals who called for a clinical psychology degree that emphasized teaching and practical training over the research-oriented approach of the traditional PhD degree. The University of Sarasota had offered degree programs in business and education to working adults for more than 30 years through a delivery format that mixed distance learning and brief, intensive on-campus study periods. Responding to the emerging needs of the medical community, the Medical Institute of Minnesota was established in 1961 to prepare skilled allied healthcare personnel for careers in the booming medical technology fields.

Building on these successful foundations, Argosy University today comprises four colleges within 18 campus locations across the U.S., and also offers degree programs online through the Chicago campus. All of the degree programs available through the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health Sciences are designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.
it seems some university is in need of publicity...
hey, even Mike Tyson after jail got honorary degrees...
It reminds me of Vince Macmahon who would invite celebrities to his WWF wrestling events ( Cassius Clay, Liberace, Cyndi Lauper etc etc ) to show how wrestling had grown mainstream...

A.A Mole University
B.A London Institute of Applied Research
B.Sc Millard Fillmore
M.A International Institute for Advanced Studies
Ph.D London Institute of Applied Research
Ph.D Millard Fillmore

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