Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Rihanna to receive honorary degree from UWI

International superstar Rihanna will soon add another title to her name when the University of the West Indies (UWI) awards her an honorary degree.  

The singer, actor and entrepreneur will be honoured with an Honorary Doctor of Letters in a ceremony scheduled for October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus.  

News of this came via the UWI's website which lists Fenty alongside two others to be honoured from the Cave Hill Campus- The Honourable Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu to be awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Sciences, respectively.  

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This will be the second time the Bajan songstress will receive an award from an academic institution having received the Harvard Foundation award for Humanitarian of the Year in 2017.  

The UWI awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions.  The 2018 graduation ceremonies will see Chancellor Robert Bermudez presiding over the ceremonies and conferring degrees to the honorary graduands. 

 

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