Eva Longoria named ‘Artist of the Year’ by Harvard University

“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist Eva Longoria with the 2015 Artist of the Year award,” Harvard Foundation’s director S. Allen Counter said.

“Our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to the performing arts and her much-admired humanitarian work through the Eva’s Heroes project, a charity founded by Longoria that helps developmentally disabled children, as well as her support of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.”

Longoria will join personalities rewarded in the past with this distinction like Denzel Washington, Quincy Jones, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, among others.

The actress, 39, took to Twitter on Sunday, February 15, to express her gratitude for this title.

“Thank u Harvard Foundation @harvFoun for the incredible honor! #ArtistOfTheYear See you soon!” she wrote.

Eva Longoria graduated with a Master’s Degree at California State University in Northridge in 2013, after studying the history of the Latin American population in the “Chicano Studies” course.