/  05.09.2020

Congratulations, Nick Cannon! On Friday night (May 8), the 39-year-old announced that he graduated from Howard University. 

“I graduated from Howard University @howarduniversity1867 today! Received a degree in Criminology / Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies! Had the opportunity to speak at the virtual ceremony, Masters and PHD is next! 🙌🏾 #HU2020,” he wrote alongside a video of himself wearing his cap and gown.

After sharing the exciting news with fans, the Drumline actor was congratulated in the comments section. Back in 2016, Cannon announced that he enrolled in the well-accredited HBCU. In a post to Twitter, the father of two explained the reasoning behind furthering his education. “Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,’ and with that said I have officially enrolled at Howard University.”

He continued, “I am always seeking new challenges and continual growth and decided to obtain my first college degree from an institution that had a proven legacy of producing great minds. I have friends, mentors and colleagues who attended Howard University. I look forward to this new journey in my life and am excited about the possibilities ahead.”

In addition to receiving his degree and gearing up for the release of his upcoming documentary, Cannon is also set to host a daytime talk show, which airs in September. “My goal is to be the most powerful person in the media,” Cannon said in a statement regarding his new venture. “Being able to have a multi-platform empire is really what I have been focusing on. Create household legacies and brands, from radio to digital to daily television, I just feel like I can really do things [that] no one else has ever done before.”

Take a look at Nick Cannon’s virtual ceremony below.


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