Quinta Brunson To Receive Honorary Degree From Temple University

Temple University has proudly announced that Quinta Brunson will be honored with an honorary degree during its May 2024 commencement ceremony. This recognition comes as a celebration of Brunson’s exceptional achievements and her dedication to her craft, marking another milestone in her illustrious career.

“We are thrilled to recognize Quinta Brunson for her remarkable achievements and unwavering dedication to her craft,” expressed Temple President Richard M. Englert. “Quinta embodies the spirit of Temple’s commitment to creativity, innovation, and social impact. Her talent, authenticity, and trailblazing spirit inspire us all.”

Brunson’s ties with Temple University run deep, as she once walked its halls as a student in the Klein College of Media and Communication. During her time at Temple, she was actively involved in Temple University Television’s (TUTV) groundbreaking student-produced comedy variety show, “Temple Smash.”

Reflecting on her journey, Brunson shared, “I am simply honored.” Her trajectory from Temple Owl to Hollywood star exemplifies resilience and dedication to her craft.

The university has planned two special events in early May to honor Brunson’s contributions to the entertainment industry and her advocacy for underrepresented voices. Additionally, she will be presented with the 2024 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award by Klein College for her impactful work.

The commencement ceremony, where Brunson will serve as the speaker, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in the Liacouras Center. This prestigious event will recognize not only Brunson’s achievements but also her commitment to uplifting marginalized communities through her creative endeavors.

Brunson joins a distinguished cohort of past recipients of honorary degrees from Temple University, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, and basketball Coach Dawn Staley.