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Dorothy Jean Tillman Earns Doctorate Degree From Arizona State University At Age 17

The title of “Dr.” can now be added in front of this 17-year-old’s name. Dorothy “Jeanius” Tillman shared the news that she has completed her Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) studies at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 1, 2023

Ava DuVernay Adds 'Doctor' Title To Her Name After Receiving Honorary Degree From Yale University

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay is adding yet another unique title to her very lengthy resume. The past Saturday, May 22, marked the 320th Commencement ceremony for Yale University in which the college’s 2021 graduating class of undergraduate, professional, and graduate students gathered to be recognized for their latest academic accomplishment, Yale News reports. DuVernay was among those who were honored where she received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. She is now considered to be a Doctor of Fine Arts. “Creator and critic, you portray the richness and variety of human experience from all angles. By elevating others, you bring new stories into focus and amplify voices we need to hear,” Yale released in a tribute statement to DuVernay. “Hollywood maverick, for challenging us to reckon with our past and our present, and for working to change both an industry and society, Yale is pleased to confer on you this Doctor of Fine Arts degree.” Following the ceremony,...

Njera Perkins

May 26, 2021