Kathy Hilton receives Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters

Kathy Hilton received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the San Francisco-based Academy of Art University on Wednesday.

The award was presented to Hilton by University President Dr.Elisa Stephens during the Spring 2022 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and recognized her achievements as an artistic entrepreneur. 

‘I’m so honored to be receiving this honorary doctorate from the distinguished Academy of Art University,’ said the star.’Education is the basis of all we do in this life and nowhere is that more apparent than in this remarkable institution.’

An honor: Kathy Hilton received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the San Francisco-based Academy of Art University on Wednesday

An honor: Kathy Hilton received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the San Francisco-based Academy of Art University on Wednesday

Thanks: The award was presented to Hilton by University President Dr. Elisa Stephens during the Spring 2022 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and recognized her achievements as an artistic entrepreneur

Thanks: The award was presented to Hilton by University President Dr.Elisa Stephens during the Spring 2022 Graduate Commencement Ceremony and recognized her achievements as an artistic entrepreneur

The mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton added, ‘The amount of talent I’ve seen in these students makes me excited for all our futures. 

‘In a digital age of endless content, being a pupil and perfecting your art is a gift.Thanks to social media where these students can immediately showcase their art and design, this new generation has prioritized their creativity in every art form.’

During the speech, Kathy provided students with her ‘Pearls from the Profession’, a list of life lessons highlighting the value of preparation and persistence, of living with purpose and seeking perfection, while leaving time to be a prankster.

Good speech: 'I'm so honored to be receiving this honorary doctorate from the distinguished Academy of Art University,' said the RHOBH star. 'Education is the basis of all we do in this life and nowhere is that more apparent than in this remarkable institution'

Good speech: ‘I’m so honored to be receiving this honorary doctorate from the distinguished Academy of Art University,’ said the RHOBH star.’Education is the basis of all we do in this life and nowhere is that more apparent than in this remarkable institution’

Notes on this: 'In a digital age of endless content, being a pupil and perfecting your art is a gift. Thanks to social media where these students can immediately showcase their art and design, this new generation has prioritized their creativity in every art form,' she said

Notes on this: ‘In a digital age of endless content, being a pupil and perfecting your art is a gift.Thanks to social media where these students can immediately showcase their art and design, this new generation has prioritized their creativity in every art form,’ she said

‘It was an immense privilege to bestow the Academy of Art University’s Honorary Doctorate to the brilliant, generous and talented Kathy Hilton,’ said Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens. 

‘Kathy epitomizes the spirit of artists who are capable of turning their art form into a thriving career.She is an inspiration for young women everywhere who want to have their voices as artist heard and honored. 

‘Today she delivered a wonderful commencement speech with pearls of wisdom that I know our remarkable graduating class will find invaluable as they take their first steps into the world of work.’    

Her kids: She has two famous daughters: Paris, left, and Nicky, who is pregnant

Her kids: She has two famous daughters: Paris, left, and Nicky, who is pregnant

The reality TV star then said: ‘Nowhere will they be taught the tools to excel and hone their craft like the Academy of Art University.Thank you to Dr. Elisa Stephens for this esteemed academic recognition.’  

She was driven to the event in a one of a kind, 1963 Gold Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, a car originally made for Sammy Davis Jr and which now forms part of Academy of Art University’s classic car museum which preserves a rare collection of classic cars for use in its automobile design and restoration program.

The Commencement Ceremony took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday and celebrated the finest and brightest young talents from across numerous creative disciplines which included; architecture, fashion, fine art, interior design, animation, game design and more.

Hilton later delivered a commencement speech to over a thousand курсы дизайна интерьера с нуля Academy of Art University student graduates, attending family members and Academy of Art faculty.

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation. Located in San Francisco.

With her love: The star with husband Richard Hilton at the Halo Dog Collar National Pet Month Garden Party in April in Bel Air, California

With her love: The star with husband Richard Hilton at the Halo Dog Collar National Pet Month Garden Party in April in Bel Air, California

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