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Dr. Nile Rodgers

June 15, 2012 - Update by: @NileRodgers
I'm heading to the Philadelphia today to the Honorary Degree Recognition Dinner. I had to leave this up one more day. I'll fill you in on the whole awesome ceremony tomorrow. ~ NR
June 13, 2012

Drexel University's Main Entrance

This weekend before flying to England to perform at The Lovebox Festival, I'll be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from Drexel University. This is a tradition that became common in the 16th century at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.


An Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters is typically awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves, usually in areas related to the humanities - or to honor their contributions to society in general.

Recipients of the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters have included former presidents, authors, distinguished scholars, business leaders, and prominent entertainers. Notable recipients include former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, entertainer Bob Hope, CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour, filmmaker Ken Burns, actress Meryl Streep, and poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou. I'm flattered, humbled, and honored to be in such company.

I take this award very seriously, but I've achieved what I've accomplished because I'm driven, dedicated, and disciplined. I try and keep my life in perspective and maintain a certain sense of humor about it because life is so unpredictable. With that in mind - please respectfully laugh along with today's blog post of the "Doctor Sequence" from the film Spies Like Us.

Yours truly, soon to be Dr. Nile Rodgers.


Doctor Scene with Bob Hope from Spies Like Us


Dr. Bill Clinton

Dr. George H.W. Bush

Dr. Bob Hope

Dr. Christianne Amanpour

Dr. Ken Burns

Dr. Meryl Streep

Dr. Maya Angelou

Drexel's got one of the greatest analog tape storage facilities I've ever seen. "Dr. Love" by First Choice is here!

I was born in 1952, The Year of the Dragon. Here I'm with my mom & I'm a couple months old

I was born in the year of the Dragon. One of the many Dragons in my life is in the office of the president of Drexel University

Calling Dr. Nile Rodgers!

My Speech at Studio 54. "You've got to fight, for your right, to Paaarty!"