The queen of neo-soul, Philly's own Jill Scott, now officially has another moniker: Doctor. At this morning's graduation ceremony, her alma mater, Temple University, bestowed upon Scott the title "Doctor of Humane Letters." So, please, start showing the proper respect.

Temple President Neil D. Theobald addressed the decision to honor Scott in an interview with Essence, saying that her "values and achievements embody the mission and ideas of the university." Those achievements, beyond a successful music career, include the founding of Blues Babe Foundation, which helps low-income students in the area pay for college.

At this morning's ceremony, fellow honorary doctor Bill Cosby introduced Scott, to much fanfare:

#BillCosby introducing #JillScott for her honorary doctorate #TempleMade #TUgrad14 pic.twitter.com/wAayV23npB
#jillscott speaking at Temple univ graduation pic.twitter.com/4JXO1ll1lR

In her speech, Scott encouraged graduates to continue striving to be "soldiers of light":

That's Dr Jill Scott to you! #TempleMade pic.twitter.com/ZubVFFi9FL

And, as it turns out, she even hung out back stage:

At Temple University graduation w/ Jill Scott! I'm giving prayer and she's receiving honorary degree! pic.twitter.com/FCLxjg8D5j

And attended practice:

Jill Scott ������ @TUCoachWill pic.twitter.com/lsj22vA59p

The degree Temple presented to Scott is her first from the university, with her having dropped out of the school's secondary education program due to financial constraints at the time. Now, though, congratulations are finally in order.