Famous Folks with Honorary Degrees was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Kerry Washington
Washington received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University in D.C. last year when she gave the address.
2. Maya Angelou
Affectionately referred to as Dr. Angelou, the professor never went to college but she has received over 50 honorary degrees, and was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
3. Jill Scott
Singer, songwriter and actress Jill Scott will be feted with a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday (May 15) from Temple University in her hometown of Philadelphia.
4. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Gamble and Huff received honorary Degrees from the Berklee College of Music in 2010.
5. Barack Obama
President Obama received Honorary Doctorates of Law from Knox College (2005), University of Massachusetts Boston (2006),Northwestern University (2006), Xavier University of Louisiana (2006), Southern New Hampshire University (2007), Howard University (2007) and University of Notre Dame (2009).
6. First Lady Michelle Obama
Mrs. Obama was honored for her commitment to public service by George Washington University in 2010.
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8. Stevie Wonder
The University of Alabama at Birmingham presented the legendary musician with an honorary doctorate of music.
9. Valerie Simpson
Simpson received an honorary Degree from the Berklee College of Music in 2014.
10. Denzel Washington
Washington received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011