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Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Aretha Franklin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University during its 265th Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 5.

Read this bit of information about the graduating class of 2012.

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 was held on Princeton University’s front lawn of the historic Nassau Hall. This is Franklin’s 12th honorary doctorate degree.  Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, presided over the ceremony, with over 10,000 students and guests attending.

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“President Shirley Tilghman, the Trustees, Ms. Brooks, the music department, staff and faculty were all most welcoming, elegant and gracious,” said Franklin.  “I am so pleased and thankful for the most prestigious gift of this honorary degree from this revered and world famous institution of higher learning, Princeton University.  And the grace of God that has brought me thus far and grace will lead me on.”

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