Bill Cosby gets honorary doctorate from USF

The legendary comedian Bill Cosby received an honorary doctorate during Friday's USF graduation ceremony.

May 18, 2012 6:17:13 PM PDT
University of San Francisco graduates received some sage advice on Friday from the one and only Bill Cosby.

The legendary comedian received an honorary doctorate during Friday's graduation ceremony for undergraduate students in arts and social sciences.

Cosby later addressed the graduates, and urged them to trust their abilities, and not to become overwhelmed in the face of adversity.

"We don't want to hear you say, 'I was nervous.' You have this education, you have these expectations. There are parents waiting for you to move out," said Cosby.

By the way the doctorate Cosby received, recognized his humor, compassion, and commitment to service during his lifelong work educating and inspiring children and adults.