LOS ANGELES - Star R&B artist Ciara announced on her Instagram that she was accepted into Harvard University's Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program.
The singer posted a picture of herself sporting a Harvard sweatshirt, saying she “always dreamt of going to college.”
“...but by God's grace, my music career took me on a path that I'm so thankful for. This week I got accepted into Harvard!” she said in the Instagram post. “Words cannot describe my excitement!”
The “Level Up” singer thanked Harvard Business School Professor Anita Elberse.
“Thank you @anitaelberse for a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend @Harvard BEMS,” Ciara wrote, ending with the hashtag “#WhyNotHER.”
I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for. This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement! Thank you @anitaelberse for a once in in a lifetime opportunity to attend @Harvard BEMS. #WhyNotHER
The four-day Harvard program's curriculum helps entertainment, media and sports professionals develop and execute more effective business strategies, as well as respond to advances in digital technology, according to the university's website.
Admission into the program is a selective process based in part on professional achievement, the website said.
Ciara's husband, NFL player Russell Wilson, showed support for his wife in a comment.
“Leveling All the way Up!” Wilson wrote. “I see you Momma! I can't wait to see your daughter follow in your footsteps!”
The couple has a 2-year-old daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, together. Prior to marrying Wilson, Ciara had her first child, son Future Zahir Wilburn, with rapper Future.
Actress Lily Collins, daughter of musician Phil Collins, also supported her celebrity gal pal with an enthusiastic word of praise.
“What?!? Yes girl yes,” Collins wrote.