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Venus Williams Graduates from Indiana University East with Business Degree



Venus Williams has officially graduated from Indiana University East receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration degree.


After enrolling in 2011, Williams is the first to graduate under an agreement between IU East and the Women’s Tennis Benefits Association.
"Venus took concepts from the courses and tried them out in real life, and then she would want to learn more,” School of Business and Economics Dean David Frantz said during the diploma presentation. “Venus had a certain openness to learning that we cannot teach and we celebrate. The drive and the tenacity that Venus shows on the tennis court, we saw in her studies.”

"I’ve learned so much. It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on,”  Venus said in an IU East press release.
The tennis pro has a handful of businesses already including her own clothing line, EleVen, so we're sure her new degree will come in handy.

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