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Naturi Naughton, Star of Television Hit Series Power, Visits ECC

Actress Naturi Naughton, third from left, with Essex County College students and, at right, Jamil Graham, Director of Student Life
Ms. Naughton is flanked by, on left, Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of the College’s Africana Institute, and Alfred Bundy, Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

Essex County College students were surprised, and some star struck, to see Platinum Recording Artist, film and television star Naturi Naughton touring the College’s main Newark campus on November 14.

Ms. Naughton, an East Orange native and star of the Starz show Power, is exploring several projects with the College. During her visit, she met with a few students in the Africana Institute, who listened intently as she answered their questions ranging from the entertainment business to the importance of higher education.

“Talent doesn’t supersede knowledge,” she explained.

Ms. Naughton plans to return to Essex County College in 2020 for a much larger event with students. She commented how nice it was to meet our students and be back in Newark. She is a graduate from the Newark Community School of the Arts.

Naturi Naughton’s visit was coordinated by Alfred Bundy, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Essex County College.

Photos by Victor Colon, Essex County College Graphics Department.