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Trisha Yearwood Delivers Commencement Address at Alma Mater

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Trisha Yearwood traded in concert clothes for a cap and gown recently, when she delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Young Harris College in Georgia on Saturday (May 10).

The songstress cited the wise words of Mark Twain when she addressed the student body. “I never let my schooling interfere with my education,” she claimed (quote via Nashville Edge).

Yearwood, who has sold more than 10 million albums, also shared her own personal words of wisdom.

“Claim your own happiness,” she urged. “Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. Be happy and you will attract happy.”

Yearwood graduated from Young Harris in 1984 with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. She then transferred to Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

In addition to delivering the commencement address, the 49-year-old was also granted an honorary Doctorate of Music.

Yearwood and her husband, Garth Brooks, are planning on hitting the road later this year for his much-anticipated comeback tour. Dates are expected to be announced shortly.

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