Tabitha Brown kept a decades-old promise to her father and she earned an honorary degree to prove it!

Before Brown took over social media with her warm personality and became the entrepreneur many have come to know and love today, she was once a student studying fashion at the International Fine Arts College.

On Instagram, she explained that midway through her freshman year, she had an awakening to pursue acting. After sharing her revelations with her father, she vowed to return to fashion and school once she had fulfilled her acting dreams.

“On a Wednesday night around 1 a.m. I woke up and called my daddy and said ‘Daddy you need to come get me, I’m wasting your money,'” Brown wrote on Instagram. “‘I’m supposed to be an actress!’ He didn’t try to talk me out of it, he simply said ‘I’ll be down there Saturday morning to pick you up.’ That Saturday morning I got in my daddy’s car and said ‘Daddy I’m sorry I’m quitting, but I promise you, one day I’m going to be famous and when that happens I will do fashion then, but for now I gotta pursue this passion for performing!'”


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Her word was kept, and she achieved even more than she had initially imagined. The vegan food influencer, author, and entrepreneur has created several collections with Target, including a clothing line.

All in all, Brown’s father has remained her biggest fan during the years of her success and as she celebrates receiving her honorary doctorate from Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Last year I debuted my first clothing line with @target and my daddy was right by my side,” Brown expressed. “Today @scaddotedu presented me with an honorary doctorate’s degree and daddy was right by my side!!! Daddy you never knew what my crazy dreams were inside my head, but you never stopped believing in me!! I love you Daddy, this one is for you. Thank you!! Thank you @scaddotedu and Paula Wallace for seeing me, loving me and honoring me with the highest honor!! Now excuse me while I go cry with my daddy and mind my doctorate business. Dr. Tab aka Dr. Brown aka still just Tab.”