Elev8 is proud of Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal for receiving his doctorate and using it as a platform for continuing education in our nation.
Shaq wants people to understand why he is getting his doctorate this weekend and his written a heartfelt essay.
Here what he has to say:
On Saturday, I will be receiving an education doctorate degree from Barry University, a small Catholic school in Miami Shores. The degree isn’t honorary. I worked for it, and I’m as proud of this as anything I have accomplished in my life. While I did this for two people — my mother and myself — it certainly would be nice if it could have a broader impact.
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Although I entered the NBA draft after my junior year at Louisiana State University in 1992, I later took correspondence courses to earn my bachelor’s degree. Education matters. It instills self-discipline. It exposes a person to a world of shared knowledge. It forces us to stay attuned to current events. And most important, it helps each of us understand how and where we fit into this world.
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You can read the rest of his essay in USA A Today.
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