May 14, 2012

Marymount Graduates First Class of BA Students President Brophy Makes Surprise Announcement

On May 12, Marymount College presented its first graduating class of baccalaureate degree students. The graduates and their family and friends heard an inspirational commencement speaker, Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball fame. Awarded an honorary doctorate by the college, Lasorda's remarks were enthusiastically received by an audience of 1,500 people gathered at the college’s main campus in Rancho Palos Verdes.

From his first remarks, Lasorda encouraged the Marymount graduates to be men and women of tenacity. “There are three types of people,” said Lasorda. “Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.” The vivacity and wisdom he shared with the new graduates was met with a standing ovation as his remarks concluded. read more

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