well-known or famous people that have earned online degrees?

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  1. xgoddessx

    xgoddessx New Member

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    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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    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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    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!
     
  7. Ted Heiks

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    Wasn't there an old post around here somewhere entitled "Famous DLs in History"?
     
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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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    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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    Rich Douglas, too
     
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    ROTFLMAO

    Classic blast! :)
     
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    Kneel Haze
     
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    The same thing's true for the California Governator. Arnold took on-campus community college classes at Santa Monica College off and on from 1970-4. Then he completed his BA through an external studies thing that the University of Wisconsin, Superior offered at the time, graduating in 1979. Reportedly it consisted largely of faculty guided independent study, conducted by correspondence with several required visits. No internet.
     
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    Sulla and the rest of the degreeinfo bunch.

    :D
     
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    Bill Cosby, if we believe the book Education's Smoking Gun: How Teachers' Colleges Have Destroyed Education in America by Reginald Damerell who was, I think, a member of his Ed.D. committee at UMass. Claim, as I recall, is that his residency consisted of a fine dinner party he put on for university staff.
     
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    Hillary Duff - Course in Environmental Science at Harvard University's division of continuing education (by distance).
     

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