inkeper wrote: I do not know her well, we have met socially on several occasions.
For Hopkins County, well two things come to mind immediately, the most obvious is Kids Kingdom. The second was several years ago when we were trying to influence horse people to locate to Hopkins County, Mrs. Bonham was a force in organizing and getting some influential people to attend the initial seminar (I suppose that is the easiest way to describe it) at the Civic Center.
I think she has also been fairly generous to the hospital, but I don't know to what extent.
Also remember that sometimes honorary degrees are given in hopes of future donations. I have no knowledge of any gifts to TAMC, but that doesn't mean she has not made any.
Is she worthy of the honor? I see no reason why she wouldn't be.
Thank you for not including me in the small minded group, sometimes I am feeble minded, but I try to not be small minded!
Ms. Bonham donated 2 high quality Thoroughbreds to TAMU-C. She also has a scholarship endowment to the university in the name of her daughter, Rhonda. Honorary degrees are just that...honorary. I spent 250 semester hours on my doctorate and it was 9 semesters of nightmares. So, you would expect someone with an earned doctorate to be upset. However, I am not upset in the least. In fact, I am quite thankful that someone has been that generous to the school so as to allow people who are in need an added financial boost. As I said before, I do not know the lady personally. However, we tend to admire and worship movie stars and musicians without knowing their flaws. Perhaps we could extend the same courtesy to someone who has done something significant with her money for the people of NE Texas.
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