celebrities in college

Posted : December 4, 2006
Last Updated : December 4, 2006

celebrities in college

The lives of many celebrities haven't always been filled with million dollar homes, daily shopping sprees, and vacations galore. Before they were stars, some celebrities actually spent four years in college. Just like you, they had to study, give dreaded presentations, and learn how to live in a dorm. Here are ten celebrities who obviously know the importance of obtaining a college degree:

Ashley Judd
School attended: University of Kentucky, Lexington
Year graduated: 1990
Major: French
Clubs/activities: Kappa Kappa Gamma
Interesting fact: She minored in anthropology, art history, theater, and women's studies and spent a semester studying in France.

Gloria Estefan
School attended: University of Miami
Year graduated: 1978
Major: Communications and Psychology
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: During college, she worked as a Spanish and French translator in the Customs Department at Miami International Airport.

Julia Stiles
School attended: Columbia University
Year graduated: 2005
Major: English
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She made fun of Columbia cafeteria workers while appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and later apologized for her comments in the campus newspaper.

Jon Stewart
School attended: College of William and Mary
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Psychology
Clubs/activities: Pi Kappa Alpha, men's soccer team
Interesting fact: He coached soccer at Gloucester High School while attending college.

Sheryl Crow
School attended: University of Missouri, Columbia
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Music Education
Clubs/activities: Kappa Alpha Theta
Interesting fact: During college, she played keyboards in a cover band called Cashmere.

Oprah Winfrey
School attended: Tennessee State University
Year graduated: 1976
Major: Speech and Performing Arts
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She received a full scholarship to Tennessee State University by winning an oratory contest.

Conan O’Brien
School attended: Harvard University
Year graduated: 1985
Major: U.S. History
Clubs/activities: Harvard Lampoon (campus magazine)
Interesting fact: He graduated magna cum laude.

Calista Flockhart
School attended: Rutgers University
Year graduated: 1988
Major: Theater
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She met her friend, Jane Krakowski, at Rutgers. Years later, they worked together on the hit show, Ally McBeal.

Garth Brooks
School attended: Oklahoma State University
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Journalism
Clubs/activities: Track and Field
Interesting fact: He received a track scholarship as a javelin thrower.

Brooke Shields
School attended: Princeton University
Year graduated: 1987
Major: French Literature
Clubs/activities: Cap and Gown Club
Interesting fact: Her senior thesis was titled The Initiation: From Innocence to Experience: The Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Journey in the Films of Louis Malle, "Pretty Baby" and "Lacombe Lucien."

Source: www.en.wikipedia.org


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