Three days short of his 95th birthday, Columbia pastor Mel West will be honored Saturday by MU for his lifelong commitment to humanitarian work. He will receive an honorary degree along with anti-apartheid leader Albie Sachs during the morning Honors Ceremony in Mizzou Arena.

West, a retired Methodist minister, is perhaps best known as the founder of Mobility Worldwide, which supplies wheeled carts for the disabled in developing nations.

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