Proud Son Elon Musk Congratulates Mother Maye after She Receives PhD

Twitter CEO Elon Musk took to his social media platform to congratulate his mother Maye after she received an honorary doctorate in dietetics.

Maye said while sharing a video from the ceremony:

“I am now Dr. Maye Musk PhD!

“Thank you the University of the Free State for honoring 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.”

Her proud son Elon replied, “Congratulations!”

Elon’s brother Kimbal, a Tesla board member and one-time business partner, said: “Congrats Ma!”

Maye received her Ph.D. from the University of the Free State in South Africa.

During her acceptance speech, she said:

“This was so unexpected. Thank you very much for this honor.

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“My children are very proud of me.

“This is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

“It has been a wonderful experience in Bloemfontein and at Kovsies, everybody was great.

“Thank you.”

The Vice Chancellor of UFS said of Maye:

“It is indeed a great honor for me to congratulate a very worthy recipient of a UFS honorary doctorate.

“A woman who has made her mark with grace and poise across the globe in the vital field of nutrition and dietetics, and whose passionate contribution to her profession will continue to reverberate wherever her popular publication is prescribed, studied, and its principles applied.

“Dr. Musk, today we participate in what you have achieved in the field of nutrition, healthy living, and wellness.

“May this gesture of recognition inspire you to keep on being successful and making an impact wherever you go.

“And may you always remember that you are part of our UFS community – and our family – here in the Free State.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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