Alma Mater: Ball State University Major: Telecommunications Did He Graduate? Yes. He earned his B.A. in 1969 Today, the Late Show host sponsors scholarships for telecommunications students, and has a building named after him. But back in the '60s, the college kid – a member of Tau Kappa Alpha, the school's debate team – was getting into trouble with campus officials for the jokes on his college radio show. Honing his craft, perhaps?