Honorary doctorate for Steven Curtis Chapman

Music icon and five-time Grammy Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman is being awarded an honorary doctorate from his former university today.

He is also helping to close out the academic year for Anderson University’s Class of 2011 at their graduation ceremony by giving the Commencement Speech.

Curtis Chapman will receive his honorary doctorate along with other speakers including Rev Charles Myricks, chief operating development officer for the National Association of the Church of God, and Dr Beverley Pitts, president of the University of Indianapolis.

It's another high point for the worship artist who has sold over ten million records, including two RIAA certified platinum albums and eight RIAA certified gold albums.

Along with his five Grammy awards, Chapman has won an American Music Award, has recorded 45 No 1 US radio hits and been awarded 56 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date.

Since his recording career began in 1987, Chapman has recorded seventeen projects with Sparrow Records.