Mugabe graduates from Fort Hare University, Alice, South Africa with Bachelor of Arts degree.
Receives a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (course 6) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rivers graduates from Barnard College in New York City with a degree in English literature. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
He receives a Master of Business Administration from Harvard.
King graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine.
The actor graduates from Fordham University with a B.A. in Drama and Journalism. He originally takes up biology, but after dropping out for a semester to work at a YMCA camp as creative arts director, he comes back with a new focus. On his time at Fordham:
Being in this part of town at that time, on this stage, I can’t tell you how much it did for me…I was right here at Lincoln Center, right in the middle of things.
Obama graduates from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in African-American Studies. During her time at Princeton, she is a member of the Third World Center and Organization of Black Unity. She graduates with cum laude honors. About her freshman year she says,
Neither of my parents graduated from college, so when I got to campus as a freshman, I’ll admit I was a little overwhelmed. I didn’t know how to choose my classes, or find the right classrooms. I didn’t know how to furnish my own dorm room.
Graham graduates in the Class of ’86 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, and a lot of experience in computer science:
What I learned from trying to study philosophy is that the place to look is in other fields.
On his decision to study computer science:
I took so many CS classes that most CS majors thought I was one.
Graham earns a Masters in Applied Sciences at Harvard, focusing on Computer Science.
In his senior year, Carter stops going to school. He spends his time on his rap group, 2 Too Many — a name they choose because there were three of them, but always only enough bus fare for one, or food money for one, or whatever they needed or wanted, only enough for one. He also promotes house parties all over Philadelphia, hiring a DJ and charging $1 to $5 a head. His mother, however, insists that he get a diploma or the equivalent, and enrolls him in Job Corps, a federal education and training program, at a rural Maryland high school, where he earns his GED and returns home.
You got a couple of choices: drug dealers were the role models – you didn’t have doctors and hedge fund managers that looked like you. At that time, hip hop culture was exploding . . . and coming from the family I came from, drugs was not an option
Horowitz graduates from the UCLA Engineering school with an MS.
Getting an education at UCLA made it obvious that there was some incredible amount of opportunity still left in computer science and still left in building new software based companies and that we were just at the beginning. My education at UCLA exposed me to almost everything that was going on in computer science at the time. All the things I learned really helped me to understand and gave me the foundation to succeed.
Ferrell graduates from the University of Southern California with a degree in sports broadcasting. He is a member of the fraternity Delta Tau Delta. Ferrell says his time at the school prepared him for a life in comedy:
It’s not like you have a source or a confidante you can bounce ideas off of when it comes to comedy. You really just have to believe it. In a way, my time here at school was a stage.
Arrington obtains a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
I was in a degree program but it wasn’t highly structured. I just tried to keep up. I basically never studied. I attended classes, but that’s about it. I haven’t checked my GPA since I’ve left. Someday someone will look it up and my cover will be blown. After that I just started working at NCSA.
Arrington earns a Law degree from the university.
Ackles graduates from L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.
Alamuddin graduates from New York University School of Law, where she receives the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award (conferred for excellence in the field of Entertainment law). During her time at NYU she studied both public international law and U.S. law, and worked for one semester as a student law-clerk at the Chambers of Judge Sonia Sotomayor at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Padalecki graduates from James Madison high school in San Antonio, Texas.
Pike graduates Oxford’s Wadham College with a degree in English Literature.
In order to pursue acting, Lawrence graduates from Ballard High School two years early with an average GPA of 3.9. Though because of the traveling to and from New York City, she had to take many of her classes online.
Abdulazeez graduates from Red Bank High School, northwest of Chattanooga, where he is popular and has many friends. He likes System of a Down — and has an interest in media and filmmaking. Friends:
He had a really easy-to-get-along-with personality. Every art assignment, he would put a funny or humorous spin on it. He was kind of the funny guy in that class.
He wrestles for the team for most of his high school career, and during his last two years was a starter and team leader. Wrestling coach:
Mohammod was very humble. He always did what I asked him to do; he never gave me any problems. All the guys seemed to like him. He was not an outsider.
His yearbook photo says:
My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?
Fallon receives a B.A. in Communications and an honorary degree from the College of Saint Rose after presenting college officials with his portfolio which satisfied graduation requirements for his degree. That night, he holds up his diploma during the closing of Saturday Night Live. At the school’s graduation, Fallon said
There’s always going to be someone out there like that movie critic, who doesn’t believe in you or who thinks your head is too big or you’re not smart enough. But those are the people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to just keep doing what you love doing.
Bland graduates from Prairie View A&M University.
Gleeson graduates from Gonzaga College, a private, Catholic boys’ secondary school in Dublin.
Clinton receives a PhD in international relations from Oxford University. Her parents and husband, attend her graduation. This is the fourth degree she has earned.
So many people told me it wasn’t possible. I kept saying, ‘I don’t care.’ This is what I want. And graduating will, for me, be really symbolic of all of that. I will be there. And I will be throwing a huge party.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) May 25, 2014
Jeantel, the witness in the Trayvon Martin case, graduates from high school in Miami. Jeantel says that she is proud of herself for keeping her promise to Trayvon Martin by graduating and receiving a high school diploma. She is also proud that Trayvon Martin’s mother is in attendance.
I did it. The witness who didn’t know how to speak English knows how to speak English through the 12th grade now. I never quit.
Atwood is presented with an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh at a ceremony in Toronto, Canada, along with other prominent Canadian citizens. University vice-chancellor Sir Timothy O’Shea says:
The University of Edinburgh has very strong ties with Canada, and I am delighted that we have been able to celebrate these not only by holding the general council meeting in Toronto, but also by recognising the work of these honorary graduates.
Ten minutes after Nungesser’s graduation, Sulkowicz walks across Columbia College Class Day stage with her mattress, despite a provision barring large items that was added to administrative guidelines sent by email to seniors the day before the event.
Graduates should not bring into the ceremonial area large objects which could interfere with the proceedings or create discomfort to others in close, crowded spaces shared by thousands of people.
Nungesser’s lawyer says that Columbia’s acceptance of Sulkowicz’s graduation stunt was “absurd” and would help her client’s case.
This goes beyond mere facilitation; they have now granted a special exception
Evans receives her medical assistant’s degree.
Thanks to my family for being here as my biggest support system and able to push me through it!!! And of course thanks to my mother for always motivating me to be independent and to chase my goals no matter what obstacles may come up. Now it’s time to look into a surgical tech. program! Back to school for me.
Haskins, graduates from the University of Tennessee at the age of 65.
After a morning racing minibikes at the Jeepers Kart & Pit Bike circuit on minibikes, the Master Camp attendees are given a tour of the VR46 business headquarters where they take part in a graduation ceremony, where the five riders were handed their official Yamaha VR46 Master Camp certificate of accomplishment and gifts from VR46, which included the newly released MotoGP game. Rossi:
I’m really happy with how the first Yamaha VR46 Master Camp went. The guys were really excited today. Understandably they are tired because of the intense training, but they are happy. They had fun during these five days but above all I hope they will bring home some things they learned from the VR46 Riders Academy, not only the knowledge and skills but also the mentality. It was a great experience also for the Academy riders and all those who were involved in the organisation, the Master Camp has been a success.