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Wylcef Jean Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

 

Wyclef Jean is continuing to be recognized by colleges for his philanthropy through his Yele Haiti Foundation.

As previously reported Harvard University named him their 2010 “Artist of The Year” and awarded him a medal for his “contributions to music and humanity.”

Now Clef is being honored again, this time by Western Connecticut State University who presented him with an honorary doctorate degree.
Clef delivered the commencement speech to the class of 2010 Sunday and told graduates how he went from being an impoverished child in Haiti to the man he is today.

“Believe it or not, I used to ride a donkey to school in Haiti. I lived in a one‐room shack. When I came to America, I didn’t speak a word of English. Today I am able to travel the world, reach people with my music, work on behalf of my native Haiti and even speak at a college commencement. I am proof that anything you want is possible, if you can only envision it first.”

He was also presented with a $9,500 check for Yele Haiti.


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  • meia

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THAT HATERS!!!!

  • John Joseph

    GOOD EXAMPLE OF A DETERMINE MAN CONGRATE WYLCEF

  • Rae

    As a Haitian born and a citizen of The United States Clef you are an inspiration to all Haitians born that come in this country to have a better life and also becoming a helpful citizen to society.So keep the good work going because remember ”L’union fait la Force” this may be on the haitian flag but it applies to all human beings for we can only accomplish something if we’re united.

  • richard earthman

    HE WORKS VERY HARD FOR THIS .PROUD OF YOU CLEF

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