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She can sing, she can dance, and now, she’s a doctor.

That’s right!

Oklahoma City University (OCU) awarded Broadway star Kelli O’Hara with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at a late November ceremony in the very auditorium where she performed countless times during her days at the school, according to The Oklahoman.

Like many OCU students, she set her sights on the bright lights of Broadway. So after earning her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and opera, she traded OKC for NYC.

Oklahoma lost a good one, but “Broadway’s golden girl” continues to make Okies proud — she recently won a Tony Award. (For those not into theater, think Big 12 championship title.)

And, guess what!?!

O’Hara is doing exactly what she has always wanted to do: dominate Broadway.

“I just always wanted to do what I’m doing so badly,” O’Hara said during the Nov. 30 ceremony, according to a school press statement. “You don’t know what to dream for and hope for when you’re just wanting to do it. If you hold on to that, and never forget that, you will win — your heart will remain peaceful.”

At Chicken-Fried News, we couldn’t be happier for Dr. O’Hara, and we expect more to come from the 1998 alumna. After all, OCU President Robert Henry reportedly told her, “As we say here at OCU, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.”

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