Black Excellence: Ruben Studdard Receives Master Of Arts Degree From Alabama A&M University

Ruben Studdard went from a winner of American Idol to achieving an esteemed distinction at his alma mater.

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The “What If” singer announced that he received a Master of Arts degree at Alabama A&M University on Friday (Dec. 11), where he majored in voice studies during his undergrad tenure. “I’m super happy and proud to be a Bulldog #AAMU,” he wrote on Instagram.

Studdard was also in a retrospective mood when he posted another image to his Insta-account, writing “I learned so much in this room. Words can’t even describe how much The Hill #AAMU means to me!!”

The Alabama native recently dropped his sixth studio album, Unconditional Love, which he described as “five years’ worth of faith,” in an interview with Billboard. Congratulations Ruben!

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