The actor thanked his son for inspiring him to return to school and complete his degree!
Anthony Anderson has officially walked across the Howard University stage!
Earning his diploma from the illustrious HBCU on Saturday (May 7) in Washington D.C., the former Black-ish actor celebrated his collegiate accomplishment with an Instagram post to share with his 1.8 million followers that his graduation was not only a “full circle moment” but “30 years in the making.”
Anderson received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.
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“To quote Biggie, ‘IT WAS ALL A DREAM!’ Words can’t begin to describe the emotional roller coaster I’m on right now. It’s literally been 30 years in the making. This spring I was finally able to complete the work to graduate from Howard University,” he captioned his post in part.
Adding, “It’s never too late! Things happen when they’re supposed to happen! I’d like to thank Dr. Wayne Fredrick, Dean Phylicia Rashad, Dean Denise Saunders Thomas and Courtney Bless Long for helping to make this happen for me! It takes a village. Thank you to my son [Nathan Anderson] for inspiring me to return to school to finish my degree after he was accepted into Howard University. This is just the beginning! HU!”
Earlier this year, while appearing on an episode of The Real, Anderson shared that he was just 15 credits away from graduating and planned to do so during the Spring 2022 commencement after leaving the university during his junior year because of finances.
Anderson’s son also supported his dad’s big day posting a photo of his father among the Class of 2022 with the caption, “Mood.”