Ben Affleck received an honorary doctorate degree during Brown University’s graduation ceremony in Providence, Massachusetts on Sunday (May 25). Upon celebrating their 245th Commencement, Brown conferred six honorary degrees. One of them, a Doctor of Fine Arts, went to Ben, who recently directed the film Argo.
The 40-year-old actor has had quite the career. From the humble beginning of Good Will Hunting to Argo, we have seen this thespian blossom into the director that he is today.
Others who received honorary doctorates were author and MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, medical doctor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.