England’s Durham University recently conferred an honorary
Doctorate of Letters honoris causa to the late Mary
Thoits, a much beloved leader for Long Beach
City College lifelong learners.
The ceremony took place
over Zoom on March 11, originating on
the Northern England campus with the
Vice-Chancellor, the University Warden, and staff. Family,
friends, and students of Dr. Thoits were able to
witness the ceremony from the United States.