As college students across the United States march in cap and gown to accept their hard-earned degrees, many universities will also be handing out honorary degrees. Those mark significant contributions to a specific field or society as a whole. Here's a look at some famous honorary degree holders through the years.
Kristen Stewart and Heidi Klum were among the 25 women to guest chair the annual amfAR Gala in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2018. The event honors those who raise awareness for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Photos by Lazlo Fitz/UPI
Global financial services firm BTIG held its 15th annual Charity Day on May 8, 2018, enlisting the help of celebrities to raise money for organizations, most of which help children. Photos by John Angelillo/UPI
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