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Boy Meets Higher Education



By Catherine Groux
Posted November 21, 2012 03:00 PM

Many of the former
Many of the former "Boy Meets World" stars have gone on to pursue higher education.
Long-time fans of the 1990s TV show "Boy Meets World" have probably heard the rumors that the Disney Channel is in the early stages of planning a new spin-off, titled "Girl Meets World," that would follow Cory and Topanga's teenage daughter, Riley.

As fans wait to see if this show's sequel becomes a reality, CNN recently took the rumors as an opportunity to highlight what the cast has been doing since "Boy Meets World" ended in 2000. As it turns out, many of the actors have used their time away from the small screen to pursue higher education.

Ben Savage (Cory Matthews)

After filming the final episode of "Boy Meets World," Ben Savage enrolled in Stanford University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 2004. Savage's brother also attended the California university, and it was while visiting him that Savage decided Stanford was his dream school.

"I remember in ninth grade, I went to visit my brother at Stanford, and I just remember having the time of my life," Savage told U. Magazine. "I mean, I went to a fraternity party and then a football game. Then I went to the student bookstore, and [my brother] bought me tons of Stanford shirts. I slept in the dorms, and I just remember having the time of my life. And I said to myself, 'These are the kind of people that I want to be around.'"

Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter)

Savage's on-air best friend, Rider Strong, followed in his academic footsteps by earning a bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University in 2004, CNN reports. However, Strong opted to take his education one step further by later pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College in 2009. 

Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence)

Since the end of "Boy Meets World," everyone's favorite young hippie has not strayed far from the small screen. Danielle Fishel worked as a special correspondent on "The Tyra Banks Show," was the host of Style's "The Dish," and currently appears on MSN TV's "Last Night on TV," CNN states. However, that does not mean Fishel has not made time for higher education.

The '90s starlet told The Star Scoop that after earning her associate's degree, she decided to enroll at California State University, Fullerton to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology. Once she finishes this credential, she plans on getting her master's degree.

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