Marsalis Receives Honorary Doctorate
New England College, in Henniker, NH conferred an honorary
doctorate to Delfeayo Marsalis for excellence in professional
and community endeavors. Delfeayo delivered the commencement
speech to an audience of 3,500 students, family and staff
members, after having written it en route to the event.
Reflecting upon his childhood days and the influence of
his 90 year-old great uncle Alphonse Lambert, Delfeayo
encouraged the graduating class to embrace technological
advances with caution. The speech ended with the account
of an early morning encounter with an endo-dontist whose
love and passion for teeth was downright inspiring.
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