N.C. A&T to Host Actor Sterling K. Brown for Upcoming Chancellor’s Speaker Series: “MENtality”

By Tonya Dixon / 01/22/2023

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2023) – The spring 2023 edition of the Chancellor’s Speaker Series at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will feature three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, in conversation with A&T alumnus Ray Trapp. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m., in Harrison Auditorium.

The “MENtality” conversation will include compelling dialogue about men’s health, education and race and justice. Positioned to align with critical topics, the Chancellor’s Speaker Series is part of the university’s overarching goal of cultivating an intellectual climate and creatively exchange ideas.

Brown is best known for starring in NBC’s critically acclaimed drama “This Is Us.” For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as five consecutive nominations in the category. He also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series, becoming the first African American actor to win his category in the award show’s 75-year history. Among many other awards and accolades, Brown was included in the ensemble cast to receive a Screen Actors Guild Award for his participation in Marvel’s Academy Award-winning film “Black Panther.”

One of TIME magazine’s 2018 most influential people in the world, Brown is the founder of Indian Meadows Productions created to champion diversity through the development and production of entertaining, educational and inclusive projects across multiple forms of media, including film, broadcast, cable and streaming.

Brown is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Trapp serves the Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) as a connector, creating strategic partnerships between institutions of higher education, corporations, government and the community to support the 60,000 employees who work and thrive in more than 375 companies on the 7,000 acres of Research Triangle Park.

Prior to joining RTF, Trapp was director of external affairs for A&T and a Guilford County Commissioner. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy as an interior communications specialist Trapp received his master’s degree from A&T in agricultural education.

The speaker series is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the University Ticket Office (Brown Hall), beginning Monday, Feb. 6. 

Members of the media should contact Jackie Torok, university director of media relations via email at jtorok@ncat.edu.

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