Tyra Banks Officially a Harvard Alum

She completed a 3-year program designed for CEOs and COOs
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 3:30 PM CST
In this image released by Carolyn London, supermodel/entrepreneur Tyra Banks holds her certificate from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School's Baker Library in Cambridge.   (AP Photo/courtesy of Carolyn London)

(Newser) – Harvard's alumni ranks have gotten a little more Us Weekly worthy. Supermodel/would-be finder of America's next top model Tyra Banks is now the owner of a diploma from Harvard University’s Executive Education Owner/President Manager Program. It's a mouthful, but it doesn't translate into a master's or doctoral degree. Instead, it signifies her completion of a three-year program—intended for "CEOs, COOs, presidents, and managing directors of companies with annual sales of at least $5 million"—consisting of one three-week session each year (going rate: $33,000 per session).

She does walk away with Harvard alumni status, though, notes the Washington Post. Banks took to Twitter to share her big achievement, posting a photo of herself onstage at graduation. Apparently she's already pining for the good ol' college days. A tweet from this afternoon: "Much love and Twitter hugs to my Harvard OPM classmates. I miss y'all, our cafeteria food and our dorms already! When's the reunion?" (Read more Harvard stories.)

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