First lady, Lordina Mahama has been honoured a Doctorate degree from Fordham University in the USA.
Mrs. Lordina Mahama has been awarded an honorary Doctorate from Fordham University in New York, USA.
The professor of Religion and Society at the Fordham University Reverend Fr Patrick Ryan presented the diploma, cap, gown and academic hood to the first lady of Ghana and other nine prominent personalities for their achievements and diligent services to their countries at the 170 commencement of the Fordham University.
The citation presented to the First Lady said: “for many efforts to help the disadvantaged and create opportunities for women and girls, we, the President and trustees of Fordham University, in solemn convocation assembled, and in accord with the chartered authority bestowed on us by the regents of the University of the State of New York, declared Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama, Doctor of Humane Letters, honours causa.”
Mrs. Mahama in her keynote address expressed, her gratitude and appreciation to the University for the honour done her, adding, “I admire Fordham for a number of reasons, including your location here in the Bronx.” She also said she admires the University because it was built on Catholic principles.
She urged the 4,972 graduates to lend a helping hand to others, especially under privileged, while showing empathy and human kindness.
Her humanitarian and philanthropic works over the years has won her both local and international recognition. Last year, the first lady was honoured with Global Inspiration Leadership award and inducted into the Global Women’s Leaders Hall of Fame at the Second Africa- Middle East-Asia Women’s Summit in Dubai, organized by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development and the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide.
She was installed the Sompahene of the Nkoranza Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region for her tremendous contributions to the community and the country.