@martyoconnor is a quadriplegic, confined to a wheelchair after an accident left him paralyzed five years ago. With the help of his mother, he received his MBA from @chapmanu in Orange on Saturday. Judy O’Connor, a retired teacher, moved from Florida to California and attended every class with her son, taking the notes he could not take for himself. To thank his mom, Marty arranged for Judy to receive her own honorary degree from Chapman, surprising her at the graduation ceremony. “All of the sudden, the dean was kind of pulling on my arm and I heard my name on the loudspeaker, and I was absolutely blown away. I had no idea,” Judy said. Marty's putting his MBA to use at a start-up that combines action sports with philanthropy. Photo: Chapman University via @ap.images.