Monday, May 23, 2011
Country Stars 'Out and About'
Darius Rucker earned a new title last week. The Charleston, S.C. native was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was invited to give this year's commencement address
"I want to say what an honor this is to be here with you," Darius said to the graduating class (quote via South Carolina newspaper Post and Courier). "I got to go to one graduation in my life and that was Middleton High School right down the road."
The 45-year-old received the accolade for his contributions on MUSC's board of directors and generous donations to the hospital, as well as the ongoing efforts of his former band, Hootie & The Blowfish, helping children in need to continue their education. (theboot.com)
***Don't forget that Darius Rucker is coming to Fredericksburg at Celebrate Virginia Live on July 8th! :)