Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk to get Honorary Doctorate Degree from UFS for Work in Dietetics

Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk to get Honorary Doctorate Degree from UFS for Work in Dietetics

  • Elon Musk's mother, Maye, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Dietetics from the University of the Free State
  • The model and businesswoman took to Twitter to say how she felt honoured by the university
  • Netizens congratulated Maye and thanked her for being an empowering figure at her age

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BLOEMFONTEIN - The University of the Free State (UFS) is set to award Elon Musk's 74-year-old mother, Maye Musk, an Honorary Doctorate in Dietetics.

Maye Musk to get an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Free State
Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk, is being recognised for her contributions to the field of dietetics. Images: C Flanigan & Mike Marsland
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The glamourous model and dietitian will be honoured in a ceremony at the Bloemfontein university on Wednesday, 12 April.

UFS celebrates Maye Musk's contributions to the dietetics field

The director of communication at UFS, Lacea Loader, said Maye’s passion for nutrition and empowerment had given her opportunities to speak at various events worldwide.

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According to The Citizen, the university stated that Maye Musk is being honoured for her outstanding contribution to the field.

Maye has run a successful nutrition business for over 45 years. She has locations in eight cities and three different countries.

Maye is the only dietitian to have written the registration exams in three countries and was the first to run a website for her practice.

Maye Musk says she is honoured by UFS's decision to award her an honorary doctorate

Taking to Twitter, Maye stated that she felt to receive the Doctor of Dietetics degree from the same university where she obtained her Hospital Dietetics Diploma and first Master of Science degree.

According to News24, Maye was granted a bursary to pursue her Master of Science degree at UFS before she relocated to her home country, Canada. She was awarded the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award in the USA.

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Netizens congratulate Maye Musk's UFS honorary degree award

@AVIVA1950 said:

"Congratulations, what an amazing family you have built."

@toplagal said:

"Congrats you must be so excited! Well deserved and nice to be noticed!"

@Kristennetten said:

"Well-deserved honour! You exemplify health & diet. Congratulations, Maye✨"

@KittyTellesWolf said:

"Omg! This is amazing, beautiful Maye! You never stop inspiring and motivating!! ❤❤️"

@BrokerHi said:

"Congratulations Maye, it's so important to always remain curious and learning."

@AnnLand667 said:

"Love this! You prove once again that age is just a number and not a mindset."

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@TitterTakeover uploaded the snap showing what seems to be a sleeper couch with a massive screen mounted on the wall. The Twitter post also received a response from the man himself, who said:

"I slept on a couch in the Twitter library and I don’t ever wear slippers."

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