Ruben Studdard Gets Honorary Masters From Alabama A&M
You know what they say, you can always come back home. After high school, Birmingham native Ruben Studdard was accepted to Alabama A&M University with a football scholarship. Having sung all his life, in church, he decided to follow that passion. He switched his major to study voice, and graduated in 2000.
He pursued a music career heavily and with many setbacks but found his breakthrough moment on the vocal competition, “American Idol” in 2003.
His alma mater invited him back this weekend to give him an honorary Master of Arts degree. During the commencement ceremony, Studdard sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
While he was on campus, he took a walk down memory lane, reminiscing about the days he spent studying in one of the lecture halls.
Later, he snapped a few shots of himself in a cap and gown with a few leaders at the school.
Congratulations to Ruben!