Rihanna is Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year



(PPN) – Grammy-award winning singer Rihanna just made a Billboard milestone joining Madonna and the Beatles as the the only artists to have 30 top 10 hit songs on the Hot 100 chart but that is only one of  her many outstanding accomplishments. On Wednesday, Harvard University named Rihanna as their Humanitarian of the Year for her astonishing works outside of music. In 2005, Rihanna released her first single “Pon de replay” and has taken off every since.

The director of Harvard foundation, Dr. S. Allen Counter, mentioned the wonderful things about the honoree by saying “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.”

She also stated that “She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.”

The Barbados native will receive her award on the last day of Black History Month, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Harvard’s Sanders Theater. The ceremony is free and a valid ID is required to receive tickets.

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