Washington -- whose son Malcolm attends the University of Pennsylvania -- looked dapper when speaking at the school in May 2011.
First Lady Michelle Obama
Mrs. Obama was honored for her commitment to public service by George Washington University in 2010.
Dion was overcome during a 2008 ceremony at Laval University in Quebec.
The talk show legend was feted by Howard University in 2007, as well as Duke University in 2009.
Sir Sean Connery
James Bond's star gestured with his Napier University degree in 2009.
Meryl's gone to Harvard! The award winning actress received her honorary degree from the Cambridge, Mass., university in 2010.
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