Nine celebrities who invested in going to college

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These are the people who should be held up as Celebrity Role Models. Add Emmitt Smith and Shaquille O’Neal to that list.

Fusion

Last week, Serena Williams told The Huffington Post that she’s studying pre-med (at UMass):

“I just wanted to do something different and I wanted to challenge myself. Being in tennis, I learned so much about my body and injuries, so for me it’s such an easy switch. I’m just figuring it out and learning about myself and about my body.”

Williams’ rad story of her personal evolution is not the only one — there are lots of other stars who have made a point of pursuing higher education. Here are just a few!

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

The actress did a degree in psychology while she was filming the Star Wars movies. In a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, she explained how she thought grades fit into her overall idea of her school work. “I think the really smart people don’t get As. They realize it doesn’t matter whether they hand in…

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