No, this isn't one of those honorary degrees or anything.
Shaquille O'Neal, usually known as
Kazaam Shaq the NBA superstar, will now have a new title… Dr. Shaq.
Instead of just throwing the word "doctor" in front of his name and becoming a rapper (again) he actually has been taking graduate classes at Barry University in Miami Shores.
He's been taking the classes for more than four years now, including one-on-one class sessions while traveling around the country.
He recently successfully defended his dissertation after taking 16 courses, 54 credit hours and finishing with a 3.8 GPA.
Whoa! Way to go!!
The soon to be Dr. O'Neal, Ed.D, concentrated in Organizational Learning and Leadership and his dissertation was an oral and video project called How Leaders Utilize Humor or Seriousness in Leadership Roles.
Chairman of the Organizational Learning and Leadership program said:
"He was a good student. He is very intellectually curious. He is like a sponge, he takes everything in."
That's amazing. We literally had no idea that Shaq was a student or wanted to get his doctorate.
Way to go, Sha– sorry… Dr. Shaq!
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