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Viola Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Oscar-nominated actress gets honored by her old school

Viola Davis

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Joining the likes of Diddy, LL Cool J and Jill Scott as celebrities who’ve earned honorary degrees this commencement season is award-winning actress Viola Davis, who received recognition from her alma mater The Juilliard School.

On Friday, May 23, Davis returned to her old stomping ground to collect an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree as she participated in the school’s class of 2014 graduation at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.

The 48-year-old actress, who graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, is definitely one to be recognized for her great work in fine arts as she will be starring in Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming ABC show “How to Get Away with Murder,” that is set to air this fall.