Elon Musk’s mother receives honorary PhD for dietetics work

Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, has been awarded an honorary doctorate in dietetics by the University of the Free State in South Africa for her exemplary contribution to nutrition research, writes Anoushka Sharma for NDTV.

“I am now Dr Maye Musk PhD! Thank you, the University of the Free State, for honouring me with the Doctor of Dietetics. After dedicating my adult life to nutrition research and the promotion of dietitians, this is the best recognition ever! This ceremony brought me to tears. It was not my plan, but it is the peak of my achievements,” she said on Twitter along with a video. In the short clip, she is seen wearing a red graduation robe as the university officials present her with the doctorate.

Musk told the audience that she had many fond memories of the Bloemfontein campus and the university. She said that her experience helped her when she moved to Canada and the United States. She also discussed a quick overview of her life and how she earned a masters degree at the University of the Free State. Her sons, billionaire Elon Musk and restaurateur Kimbal Musk, congratulated her on this achievement.
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