Rihanna will receive her 2nd institutional award, this time for excellence in arts The University of the West Indies has four esteemed campuses in the Carribbean, in Mona, Jamaica, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, and Cave Hill, Barbados, close to Rihanna’s childhood home.
The Institution has chosen to honor the charitable singer with a special dissertation. The honorary degree will be presented to her at a special ceremony scheduled for October 20 at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
Rihanna will receive her diploma alongside other high achievers including Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu, who will receive Honorary Doctor of Laws and a Honorary Doctor of Science respectively.
She will accept her degree “for eminence in the arts,” her 2nd such honor since receiving The Harvard Foundation award for Humanitarian of the Year in 2017.