FAMU Graduate Receives Master's Degree After School Withheld It Over Viral Nude Photo
After Twitter think pieces, cryptic messages, and possibly losing her degree, Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate Terica Williams, 24, finally received her degree — following months of discourse over her viral nude graduation photo.
Florida A&M intervened, attempting to revoke her master’s degree after Williams appeared nude posing next to the campus mascot in the spring. The entire case delayed Williams from starting her career.
Williams explained that the photo symbolized her shedding skin and embarking onto greater pastures following graduation but FAMU and the internet thought otherwise.
Williams is “overjoyed” as she waits on her diploma to come in so she can present it to potential counseling firms.