Dr. Ross was honored for her “grace, talent and strong sense of self…work that combines detailed knowledge of human nature with boldness…a passion from facilitating self-expression and broadening the definition of what is beautiful…dedication to helping others particularly teenage girls, find their inner strength, confidence and pathways to satisfaction…creating common ground with women of all backgrounds… And a continued desire to push the boundaries of imagination.”
Well, isn’t that a beautiful description of what everyone woman who has ever womaned should strive to be. They should start handing out this type of education to the masses.
Brown gives out six honorary degrees each year and the pool is a large one–they pick from everyone in every field, race, age, etc. No one is off limits, so Ross being chosen out of everyone in the world is quite the accomplishment! Ross writes, “I was the youngest and the only person of color this year!” The other women honored with a doctorate were:
Louise Lamphere: known as one of the founding mothers of feminist anthropology, a lifelong feminist who fought since the 70s to have gender equality in higher education.
Susan Solomon: the atmospheric chemist was among one of the first scientists to discover the hole in the ozone layer and begin to address it.
Kathryn D. Sullivan: a geologist and the first American female astronaut to walk in space. She has gone on 3 shuttle missions among many other great things.
To say Ross is among great company is an understatement. We’re so proud of our BAE! Brains, beauty and inspiration!
Famous Folks with Honorary Degrees
1. Kerry Washington1 of 27
2. Maya Angelou2 of 27
3. Jill Scott3 of 27
4. Tom Joyner4 of 27
5. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff5 of 27
6. Harry Belafonte6 of 27
7. Sean Combs7 of 27
8. Oprah Winfrey8 of 27
9. Barack Obama9 of 27
10. First Lady Michelle Obama10 of 27
11. Bill Cosby11 of 27
12. Deval Patrick12 of 27
13. Quincy Jones13 of 27
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15. Stevie Wonder15 of 27
16. Valerie Simpson16 of 27
17. Patti LaBelle17 of 27
18. Nelson Mandela18 of 27
19. George Foreman19 of 27
20. George Clinton20 of 27
21. B.B. King21 of 27
22. Muhammad Ali22 of 27
23. Aretha Franklin23 of 27
24. Denzel Washington24 of 27
25. Mike Tyson25 of 27
26. Al Jarreau26 of 27
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