LOS ANGELES – Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda will give the commencement address to Marymount College Palos Verdes tomorrow, Saturday, May 12. The commencement exercises will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the campus of Marymount College, located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
“It is an honor and privilege to give the commencement address at Marymount College,” said Lasorda. “I truly love helping people achieve their goals in life and I intend to tell these graduates what it will take to succeed in life.”
In recognition of Lasorda’s speech, and lifetime achievements, Marymount College Palos Verdes will bestow him with an honorary doctorate degree, which will be his ninth. Lasorda has given 13 commencement addresses, and has received honorary doctorates from Pepperdine University, St. Thomas University, Cal State Long Beach, University of Phoenix, Concordia University, the University of Hawaii, Argosy University and Cypress College. The five universities where he spoke but did not receive the honorary degree are Cal State Fullerton, University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, School of Pharmacy and the School of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, as well as Compton College. This summer he will receive his 10th honorary doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
Marymount College is a Catholic liberal arts college and is one of two Catholic, co-educational colleges in Los Angeles County and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. Marymount College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.