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    xgoddessx is offline Registered User
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    well-known or famous people that have earned online degrees?

    Hello everyone!

    I'm trying to think of well-known or famous people that have earned degrees online. The only celebrity that I can think of is Shaquille O'Neal, who recently graduated from UOP Online with an MBA .

    Can anybody name anyone else that has an online degree or done some online coursework?

    Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Helen

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bachelor's, University of Wisconsin .

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    If memory serves me: Nelson Mandela, LLB, UNISA (a Nobel Prize winner!)

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    If famous can be stretched to include infamous, Mumia abu Jamal, an imprisoned cop-killer who has become something of a celebrity to the crazy left, has an MA from the California State University, Dominguez Hills HUX program. (Same as me!)

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    Hi

    Interesting list from googled link. Be prepared for degree mill pop-up.

    * Andre Agassi - Professional Tennis Player
    * Walter Chrysler - Late President, Chrysler Corporation
    * Walter Cronkite - News Analyst and Commentator
    *Barry Goldwater - Former United States Senator
    *Alex Haley - Author of Roots
    *Charlton Heston - Movie Actor
    *Andrea Jaeger - Professional Tennis Player
    *Dan Kimball - Former Secretary of the Navy
    *Charles Nash - Former President of General Motors
    *Charles Schultz - Creator of Peanuts Comic Strip
    *Thomas Stafford - Astronaut, U.S. Air Force
    *John Berkley - Illustrator, Jaws, Star Wars, King Kong, Towering Inferno
    *Donny & Marie Osmond - TV and Recording Artists
    *Colleen McCullough - Author of Thornbirds



    http://www.collegedegrees.com/famous_grads.html
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    Dave Hayden

    "Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare



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    Originally posted by BillDayson
    If famous can be stretched to include infamous, Mumia abu Jamal, an imprisoned cop-killer who has become something of a celebrity to the crazy left, has an MA from the California State University, Dominguez Hills HUX program. (Same as me!)
    Have followed this case for years. To the uninitiated, info about abu Jamal can be found here.

    If I were still under 30, I'd swear up and down he was innocent and a victim of a racist society and white cops who target minorities.

    My, my, how I have changed over the years!

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    Wasn't there an old post around here somewhere entitled "Famous DLs in History "?
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    Paul Muni IIRC earned DL degree in "I was a Fugitive From a Chain Gang". Raymond Burr took classes but don't know if he got degree. Heston got traditional BA at Northwestern and have not heard he took DL.

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    There are many professional athletes who leave school early then either during or after their career complete their degree via distance learning.

    Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer earned a Bachelor of General Studies from Indiana University via DL a year or two ago.

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    New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter earned a DL Associate's degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences from Penn State.
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    A.S. (Criminal Justice) Quincy College
    B.A. (Criminal Justice) Curry College
    M.A. (Criminal Justice) University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    M.A. (Forensic Psychology) Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology



    RA Criminal Justice Degrees by Distance Learning - Updated 3/16/08

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    Steven Spielberg - Cal State University, Long Beach

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    Steve Levicoff

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    I thought I'd point out that online is a subset of distance, and that Helen asked about the former, not the latter. When Mandela got his LLB, Al Gore had yet to invent the Internet. :)

    -=Steve=-
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    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
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    Originally posted by oxpecker
    Steve Levicoff
    Rich Douglas, too
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    ROTFLMAO

    Originally posted by SteveFoerster
    When Mandela got his LLB, Al Gore had yet to invent the Internet. :)

    -=Steve=-
    Classic blast! :)

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    Originally posted by Ted Heiks
    Rich Douglas, too
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