Ben Affleck Becomes an Honorary Doctor

Ben Affleck Becomes an Honorary Doctor

Looking scholarly in his cap and gown, Ben Affleck received an honorary doctorate degree from Brown University in Providence, Massachusetts on Saturday (May 25).

The “Argo” director and star nabbed a Doctor of Fine Arts at the ceremony, where he was honored for his work as a director, actor, writer, and producer.

In addition to his film career, the 40-year-old actor was also recognized for his contributions to humanitarian causes.

In March 2010, he founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on the mission of helping the people of eastern Congo support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region.Additionally, Ben supports other charitable programs, including Feeding America, Paralyzed Veterans of America, A-T Childrens Project, and the Jimmy Fund.