Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is officially Dr. Ross after receiving an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Brown University, over the weekend. “I am humbled and thrilled!” she wrote on Instagram. “I know I’m not really a doctor now but I won’t belittle a moment like this. It was a moving and exciting weekend!
One of the most famous college dropouts now has a college degree. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago awarded the rapper an honorary doctorate for his “transformative, genre-defying work.”
The Queen of Daytime received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University in 2013, when she also delivered an inspirational commencement speech.
The Queen of Soul has not one, not two, but more than TWELVE honorary doctorates from three Ivy Leagues and other prestigious colleges and universities. She’s earned some academic R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
He’s the greatest and he has the Ph.D to prove it. Mount Ida College and Columbia University awarded the legendary boxer honorary doctorates in 1994 and 1999.
The former boxer celebrates his birthday June 30.
Dr. Diddy was born when Sean Combs received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Howard University, in 2014.
Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t need to prove that he’s smart but 18 honorary doctorates certainly helps.
Scandal star Kerry Washington returned to Washington D.C. to receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from alma mater, Georgetown University.
President Barack Obama was awarded an honorary doctorate from Hampton University, Notre Dame University and more.
After delivering a monumental commencement speech at Tuskeegee University, First Lady Michelle Obama was awarded a well-deserved honorary doctorate.
In 2009, Denzel Washington was given an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, the same school his son attended.