Venus Williams is more than a star tennis player, she earned her college degree like all her tennis titles, with hard work, perseverance, and intelligence.
Venus Williams received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University East on August 14, 2015. Williams began taking online classes in 2011, and finished her last class over the mummer of this year. Williams played in the Western Southern Open the day after receiving her diploma, through it all she remained focus. Williams wanted her college goals to be a secret until she finished, and was ready to reveal the news herself.
“One of the main reasons that I chose IU East was because I felt so at home… It was like family, like it was my school, and I was so excited… 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.”
With Williams now adding to her Associate Degree in Fashion Design from 2007, to her multiple endeavors including a clothing line, interior design firm, and co-owner of the Miami Dolphins; Williams surely isn’t finished and will continue to make her mark with tennis and beyond in the world.