The grammy-award winning musician Chance the rapper recently tweeted about his interest in attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Clark Atlanta University. The tweet suggests that the popular musician has expressed interest in the past but this would be the first time he is making it known to the general public. The tweet reads “I was tryna go to Clark ATL. I’m still tryna go, Like not honorary, the full blown ya dig. Can someone help me sign up?”. His tweet immediately went viral on Twitter and the admissions team at Clark Atlanta University have already expressed their willingness to help him enroll at the university.
According to the information gathered by the university officials after the viral tweet, it has always been his dream to attend CAU. Clark Atlanta University was quick to respond to the Chicago native who will be known as Chancellor Bennett on his diploma one day. It is crucial to note that Getchel L. Caldwell II, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations, said in a statement that “Chicago students travel to Atlanta for the very education and cultural experience that our city has to offer and we welcome Chance with open arms,”
Chance the rapper grew up on Chicago’s South Side and recently made headlines for donating one million dollars to the Chicago Public School system. He has always expressed great interest in attending the CAU, which is a HBCU institution. Sources close to the Bennett family reveal that they are not surprised that he decided to make his intentions public. In addition to the famous musician’s interest in enrolling at CAU, the university officials are also thrilled as expressed in a statement made about the 20th Annual Chicago Football Classic, which is scheduled to take place next month in Chicago. Clark Atlanta University Panthers are suiting up to play in a highly anticipated game against Grambling State University (GSU) on Saturday, September 30.
This is a game that has been planned for a long time now and it is worthy of mention that the highly anticipated, rivalry between the two teams is definitely seen as a spectacular event which will take place on Chicago’s historic Soldier Field. Clark Atlanta University management have expressed their joy over the news. Each year two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are invited to participate. “Being invited back to Chicago for the Football Classic is an honor,” says CAU President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson.
Making it Happen
Dr. Ronald A. Johnson further expressed his joy and optimism about the event and also about Chance the Rapper’s interest in enrolling at CAU by saying “We would love to engage Chance the Rapper during this historic event in the city he calls home”. Having more celebrities enrolling at HBCUs is definitely a good thing for these universities. This will give their fans a good impression about them and also influence how young people think about education as a whole.