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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

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