Celebrating the accomplishments of marion b. thomas
About Marion Thomas
Marion Thomas turned 90 years old on December 7—an amazing achievement in itself. But with Mom, or “Granya,” in a skilled nursing facility and rising COVID-19 numbers, her family planned a virtual celebration for Sunday, December 6, with a very special surprise—a long-awaited degree from her alma mater, Georgian Court University.
During the virtual celebration, President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D.; Provost Janice Warner, Ph.D.; and Tara Strickland from the Office of Marketing and Communications joined the joyous Zoom celebration to announce that based on Mrs. Thomas’s long career in supporting her parish as well as in business, the university had awarded her the 7 credits she needed to meet degree requirements. Provost Warner presented her to President Marbach as a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and Dr. Marbach conferred the degree upon her, making Mrs. Thomas a member of the GCU Class of 2020.
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the Marion B. Thomas Scholarship
In recognition of Marion Thomas, Georgian Court University and Marion’s family have established the Marion B. Thomas Scholarship for nontraditional students. This scholarship will assist individuals who wish to continue their education after a hiatus and are pursuing coursework in the humanities.
Please consider a gift in honor of Marion’s lifetime of accomplishments!