Patti Labelle To Receive University Honor

R&B diva Patti LaBelle is set to nab an honorary degree at Temple University in her hometown of Philadelphia. According to local sources, the university will present LaBelle with the doctorate in humane letters at its May 13 commencement ceremony. LaBelle served as a spokeswoman for the American Diabetes Association after being diagnosed with the condition. Two years ago, she partnered with Temple to raise awareness about diabetes. Temple President Ann Weaver Hart says in a statement Tuesday that the university is honoring LaBelle for “her professional excellence and her selfless service to others.”

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