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Venus Williams Proudly Graduates From Indiana University Ahead Of U.S. Open

Tue, September 1, 2015 9:43am EDT by 1 Comment
Venus Williams Graduated
Courtesy of Indiana University East

Congratulations are in order for Venus Williams! After four years of hard work, the tennis star received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Indiana University weeks before the US Open!

Venus Williams is the full package — beauty, talent AND brains! The 35-year-old is a college graduate as of August 14! After completing the last course in her online degree program this summer, Venus took her first trip to Indiana University East’s campus to accept her diploma.


“I’ve learned so much,” Venus said in an IU East press release. “It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on.”

Venus previously earned her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007. Her new business degree will come in handy since the sports star has a handful of businesses already including her own clothing line, EleVen.

“Venus took concepts from the courses and tried them out in real life, and then she would want to learn more,” School of Business and Economics Dean David Frantz said during the diploma presentation. “Venus had a certain openness to learning that we cannot teach and we celebrate. The drive and the tenacity that Venus shows on the tennis court, we saw in her studies.”

HollywoodLifers, aren’t you proud of Venus?! Lets us know your thoughts in the comments below!

— Shira Benozilio