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90-Year-Old Graduate Marion Thomas Featured on Today With Hoda & Jenna

Alumna Marion Thomas and family on Today With Hoda and Jenna

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Alumna Marion Thomas, who received her bachelor’s degree at her 90th birthday party via Zoom on December 6, isn’t finished with her publicity tour just yet. Today, she and her family were featured on NBC’s Today with Hoda & Jenna. This newest interview follows a front-page Asbury Park Press article by Jerry Carino that was picked up by USA Today and other media outlets around the world (even in New Zealand), as well as a story on NBC News.

Marion Thomas Family photo

On Today With Hoda & Jenna, Mrs. Thomas and her family were interviewed by cohost Jenna Bush Hager. In addition to sharing Mrs. Thomas’s fantastic story, they announced their latest news: the foundation of 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, and watch her story by clicking the photo below!

Marion Thomas on Today With Hoda & Jenna
Click the photo to watch the story on Today With Hoda & Jenna‘s website!

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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