Rihanna to be honored by NY's Parsons School of Design

Getty Images via ABCFresh from accepting an award from Harvard University, Rihanna will now collect an accolade from New York’s Parsons School of Design.

New York magazine reports Rihanna will be honored at the school’s 69th annual benefit, scheduled for May 22.  In a statement, the school’s executive dean praised Ri-Ri for inspiring “millions through her powerful music and distinct style,” adding, “She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs.”

Rihanna is also being honored for her philanthropy through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

In a statement, the singer said, “It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor. I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school.” 

She also says appreciates the recognition for her charity work.

Last month, Rihanna was named Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year.

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