Watch: Dr. Angela Bassett Receives Her Third Honorary Doctorate Degree From Yale University

Posted May 21, 2018

via Angela Bassett Instagram

Angela Bassett is not only an accomplished actress, humanitarian and over all force, now the iconic performer is Dr. Bassett to you.

The actress received an honorary degree from Yale on Monday (May 21), her third from the school, during the prestigious university’s commencement ceremony.

According to Essence, Dr. Bassett pursued African American Studies at the Connecticut university, before going on to study at the School of Drama.

The actress is one of ten honorees receiving a degree from the university. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elizabeth Alexander, and Willie Ruff are just a few of the honorees.

Vice President for Communications Eileen O’Connor told the Yale Daily News, “We are absolutely thrilled to honor the ten honorants. They are all deserving of the degrees and [were chosen] through a process of careful selection, and we’re really excited to have them here to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2018.”

Get into footage from the big day below.

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