On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Hope Cassity, Nashville Recording Artist, Monroeville native and ASCC graduate, will speak to students and the community about her life story and adversities she has faced on the road to success while performing the songs that helped her heal. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Nettles Auditorium on the ASCC Monroeville campus.
"I am so excited to be coming home to speak to the students at Alabama Southern,” said Hope Cassity. “It is the place that fostered my creative talents and helped me reach academic success. Home is the place I write about in my songs and the place that taught me to never give up."
Cassity is an award winning songwriter from Monroeville, Alabama, and an emerging Nashville recording artist. From a high school drop-out to an honor student, she proves that adversity can be a tool for success. She became a top USA Today scholar and graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor of science with highest honors. Her work on the “Mozart Effect and Spatial Intelligence” has been published in the Journal of Industrial Psychology. Cassity has successfully released two independent albums and is gaining momentum in her songwriting career. Most recently, she recorded with Grammy award winners who have supported acts such as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and George Strait.
For more information about Hope Cassity, visit her website at http://www.hopecassity.co/. For more information about the event, contact Tori Jones, student activities coordinator/recruiter for ASCC, at 251-575-8284.