Former “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is talented both on the small screen and in the classroom. The actress just graduated from California State University-Northridge with a master’s degree in Chicano studies.
“Big day today!!!” the actress tweeted on Wednesday. “Very excited to graduate for my Master’s degree in Chicano Studies! You’re never too old or too busy to continue your education!”
Longoria – who attended classes on campus for three years – completed her degree with a thesis, “Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers” (STEM is reportedly short for science, technology, engineering and math).
It’s always amazing to hear about a celebrity who values education just as much (if not more) than fame. Quite a few celebs have college degrees from four-year universities, but not many possess the title of “master.”
Actress Mayim Bialik doesn’t have to look very far to get inspiration for her brainy character on “Big Bang Theory.” The newly divorced mom is quite brainy herself: she holds a bachelor of science in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies from UCLA. She also graduated with her Ph.D. in neuroscience back in 2007.
In fact, she credits her role on the hit ’90s sitcom “Blossom” with sparking her interest in science.
“I thought science was for boys and I wasn’t cut out for it,” she told AccessAtlanta.com. But I had a biology tutor on the set of ‘Blossom’ who introduced me into the world of science. She was a young dental student at UCLA. Now she’s a dental surgeon with four kids of her own.”
Tyra Banks’ modeling career got in the way of her college education, but she made good on her promise to get an education when she enrolled in an intensive degree program at Harvard Business School.
She graduated from the program in 2012.
“Smiling ear2ear on the Harvard Business School campus w/ my diploma!” she wrote in February 2012.
You better address former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal as “doctor” the next time you see him: he graduated with a doctoral degree in education from Barry University in 2012.
His hope? That getting advanced degrees will inspire his young followers.
“If Shaq can do it, you can do it,” he said in 2012.
Tell us: Do you look up to celebs who go to college?
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