Tuesday, February 26, 2013

March 2013: Jasmine Guy urges local youths to prepare for college

Jasmine Guy urges local youths to prepare for college on March 9
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--The students of Elizabeth City State University are proud to present, “A Different World: Planning Today for Your Tomorrow,” for local middle and high school students. The event will take place 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 9 at the R.L. Vaughan Center on the campus of Elizabeth City State University.

This event is designed to motivate and encourage youths to prepare now for higher education. Session topics include setting and pursuing career goals and dressing for success. Organizers will also hold a panel discussion featuring local community advocates.

Actress Jasmine Guy, best known for her portrayal of the southern belle, Whitley Gilbert, on the NBC sitcom, “A Different World,” is the guest speaker for the event. Guy is currently the national spokeswoman for the "I am Not Yours!" campaign, an effort to spread awareness and to fight child sex trafficking. Guy will also serve as the guest speaker for the ECSU Foundation’s Scholarship Gala VI later on March 9. http://www.ecsu.edu/administration/ia/foundation/gala/index.cfm

Pre-registration for “A Different World: Planning Today for Your Tomorrow,” is encouraged and can be completed online at http://ecsuadifferentworld.eventbrite.com

The doors of the R.L. Vaughan Center will open at noon on March 9. For more information on this free event, contact Darrien Jerman, 252-335-3511 or Trequita Overton, 404-822-7592.

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Kesha Williams
Director of Media Relations| University Relations and Marketing
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Rd. | Elizabeth City, NC  27909
Phone:  252.335.3686 | Fax:  252.335.3769
Email: kdwilliams@mail.ecsu.edu | www.ecsu.edu

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