His advice? Get busy and make it count, according to The Red and Black campus newspaper, because life is precious and fleeting.
ORIGINAL Story from Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Entertainment mogul Ryan Seacrest is a step away from getting the one thing that he has not yet received, a degree from the University of Georgia.
UGA is requesting an honorary degree for Seacrest, who attended UGA as a journalism major but dropped out of the state’s flagship institution before completing his degree years ago to begin his career in Hollywood.
A committee of the state’s Board of Regents approved the degree Tuesday during the group’s monthly meeting, held this month at Kennesaw State University. The full board still has to vote on the degree tomorrow.
In addition to his work in entertainment, including hosting “American Idol,” and creating and producing television programs, such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution,” Seacrest works with hospitalized children through the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The nonprofit organization builds Seacrest Studios, or broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals — including at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston — to allow patients and their families to experience radio and television broadcasting.
UGA President Jere Morehead said Seacrest is expected to be UGA's undergraduate commencement speaker in May.
Additional reporting by Rodney Ho was included in this article