Skip to comments.Shaq earns doctorate in education at Barry in Fla.
Posted on 05/07/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is a doctor now.
O'Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University alongside 1,100 other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday.
The Miami Herald ( http://bit.ly/KCwbej) reports that O'Neal got on one knee so the chair of Barry's organizational learning and leadership program could drape a light blue hood around O'Neal's more-than-7-foot frame.
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his “manager” got the same degree he did????????
Alright - show of hands.... Who here has ever heard of “Barry University” ?
“his manager got the same degree he did????????”
“I have a ton of respect for Shaq...he EARNED this degree.”
He’s also wanting to continue on to law school.
More power to you Shaq, if only more professional athlete’s were smart enough to do the same.
Is it related in any way to King Putt?
Probably a degree mill.
I’m sure he worked for it. It’s not like he needs it.
It’s a Catholic school in South Florida.
Looks pretty respectable to me; check it out.
It’s a private, Catholic college. Those don’t have tendencies to be soft on academic standards.
ACCREDITATION: Barry University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Good on ya, Shaq!
It would be a better World if more Professional athletes where cut from the same fiber as Mr. O’Neal.
Good for him. He earned his degree.
Amy Diaz is a graduate
Congratulations Dr. O’Neal. I was wondering when I heard this story as to whether he took a knee or they used a stepladder to get high enough to hood him. If only more professional sports alumnae would follow suit.
Shaq was at LSU the same time as I. Walking to class one day in the CEBA building, I noticed that I came up to his stomach. I’m still mad because he left as a sophomore. I remember yelling in Pistol Pete Assembly for just “One More Year.”
If you live in south florida, you would have heard of it. Its a respected, local, small, private school. Most private universities down here are dwarfed by the notoriety of the University of Miami, but there are small private univerities that aint half bad (Nova, Barry, Stetson..)
Great. Another black man in a hoodie
No, Barry U is legit. :) I understand the skepticism, though.
Isn’t Shaq a Muzzie?
Most don’t realize they’re one injury away from unemployed.
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