Pharrell Williams To Give Commencement Speech At Norfolk State University This Weekend

A fresh crop of students are set to graduate from Norfolk State University on Saturday, December 11th. But unlike most ceremonies that feature boring speeches by old, creaky no-names, the NSU commencement will come to life with a speech delivered by one of our area’s biggest stars!

The (757)’s very own Pharrell Williams is set to do the talking this weekend at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall.

As a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a successful music festival organizer, Pharrell has a lot of life experience to confer upon these grads… and maybe if they’re lucky, he’ll even do a little singing in his cap & gown.

For more info, check out this page from NSU’s site.

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