Ludacris Receives Honorary Doctorate from Georgia State College |  information

In a very successful year for rappers and actors LudacrisGeorgia State University announced that he will receive an honorary doctorate at the school’s spring start.

Last Wednesday, April 14, the Georgia Board of Regents approved the awarding of the artist, whose real name is Chris Bridges, an honorary Bachelor of Science in music management. The university would later say in a statement that the degree recognizes Bridges’ “support of his creative media arts and law programs, his commitment to the Metro Atlanta community, and his philanthropic efforts.”

“We are proud that Chris Bridges started in the state of Georgia,” said M. Brian Blake, Georgia State President. β€œHe has become a cultural and philanthropic icon who represents Atlanta and gives back in many ways. Our students at the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and College of Law have benefited from his career and we are delighted to honor him as a member of the Panther family.”

In 2019, Ludacris returned to Georgia State University as an artist-in-residence on campus, mentoring students and working with professors studying entrepreneurship in the music and film industries. He has also worked with the school’s College of Law for a course called The Legal Life of…

“It’s a dream come true for me,” said Bridges. “The State of Georgia helped me get started, and I am honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.”

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony on May 4th at 9am at Center Parc Stadium or online.