Many know Jamie Foxx for his comedies and movie appearances. He is also a classically trained pianist, playing with the likes of Ray Charles! Who would have guessed?
He also has a whole host of awards. “Mr. Foxx is a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200: ‘Unpredictable,’ ‘Intuition,’ ‘Best Night of My Life’ and ‘Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses.’” He has many more awards but alas, we would be here all day, so we will just leave it at that.
Shortly after graduating high school, Foxx went to the United States International University where he studied classical music and composition. And on May 5, 2018, he adds an honorary doctorate degree to the docket from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. Way to go Foxx!
And now to the burning question...what was it for? Well, an honorary doctorate degree is just that—honorary. So no, he technically didn’t complete the degree requirements for a true doctorate degree; he did, however, fulfill the honorary requirements. There is also a lengthy application process, so not just anyone can get one.
One source states, "'To bestow upon Mr. Jamie Foxx the honorary doctorate of humane letters degree,' provost and vice president of academic affairs Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt said."
“Foxx was honored by the college for his commitment to his hometown of Terrell, the support he shows the area and his work as an activist,” states another source.
Foxx will also be doing a little work at the university in between his busy career. “Foxx also will become the college’s newest Visiting Distinguished Professor. He said he plans on speaking to students whenever possible.”
We are very proud of you Foxx. We can’t wait to see what outstanding things he does next!
For as the Bible verse goes, “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” —Romans 12:11-12
I think we all can agree with that! Want more Jamie Foxx? Watch Foxx rescue a man from a burning truck! This is an awesome display of bravery and humility.
In other news, see what famous couple just celebrated a whopping 30 years of marriage! So happy for these guys!