Attention all college kids: your college degree actually matters.
Phontigallo and 9th Wonder – both graduates of North Carolina Central University – will be among the honored at their alma mater’s second annual Forty Under Forty Awards Gala.
According to a press release:
These recipients, who were selected from among 150 candidates, have demonstrated significant accomplishments before the age of 40 in arts, entertainment, healthcare, sciences, education, law, business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, public service or government.
“NCCU alumni are doing amazing work in virtually every field, but these 40 are special because they have achieved so much so early,” said Harriet Frink Davis, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “This celebration recognizes their hard work and dedication as well as their outstanding accomplishments, which will inspire NCCU students and graduates for years to come.”
Included among NCCU’s 2014 Forty Under Forty awardees are nationally prominent educators, music industry innovators, an Emmy award-winning journalist, international research scientists and a wardrobe stylist who works with A-list celebrities.
The Forty Under Forty Awards Gala goes down on September 12th. If you want to attend (because, why not?) you can cop a ticket here.