For the first time ever, cast members from the 90’s hit television show, A Different World, will come together on a college campus for an intimate discussion exploring the importance of higher education and the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in both their historic and current roles. The event, sponsored by SunTrust Bank and titled, “It IS A Different World: College Changes EVERYTHING!” will benefit ACCESS College Foundation and Norfolk State University’s (NSU) Honors College. It is expected to be both entertaining and educational, as it will utilize open dialogue to connect themes from the television show to real-life experiences for college and high school students. Details are as follows:
Who: Actors Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne), Jasmine Guy (Whitley), Cree Summer (Freddie), Charnele Brown (Kim) and Darryl Bell (Ron) from A Different World
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: NSU’s L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
Cost: $15 for students; $20 for adults
In conjunction with this event, NSU will allow prospective students to learn about the college application process, meet with NSU faculty and students, participate in a registration fair, and tour NSU’s 130-plus acre campus. The registration and campus tour is free and open to the public and will begin at 9a.m. A Different World helped demonstrate how HBCUs, like NSU, have provided a quality education to generations of individuals. NSU has done so for more than 30,000 alumni for 80 years.