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Hollywood comes to Rasmussen

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:37 pm

In an inspirational visit from actors Jerod and Jamal Mixon, Rasmussen students were given a first-hand account of what it takes to preserve.

The Mixon brothers, best known for their roles in films such as The Nutty Professor, Me, Myself & Irene and Old School visited the Rasmussen College Romeoville campus to celebrate the release of their new movie White T.

The pair describe the movie as Charlie and the Chocolate factory meets rap.

Entertainment manager Greg Lewis was looking for a different venue to promote their movie and called long-time friend Venus Fisher, Business Program Coordinator at Rasmussen.

The event was a perfect opportunity to share with students the importance of education, a message the Mixon brothers promotes as well.

The two actors, along with music artist King Green are all proponents of higher education. They

shared inspirational stories highlighting their struggles, journey to success and the importance of education as a foundation, said organizers. Their message--"Too afraid to quit; too scared to give up!"

Campus Director Amy king said students were able to relate to their stories and the message of never quitting or giving up resonated with the entire audience.

“Any time we have an opportunity to provide our students with examples of success stories we will take it,” said King. “They shared a real-world experience and inspirational words of wisdom for our students.”

King said the campus has various speakers that come to talk on various disciplines but this was the first time they had Hollywood visitors.

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