Many Disney Cast Members Find Path to Careers through Historically Black College and University Experience

Disney cast members come from all around the country and the world, and each take a different path to their careers. And for some, that path starts during their Historically Black College and University (HBCU) education.

The HBCU are colleges and universities in the United States, established prior to 1964, that with the intention of serving the African-American community. There are 106 historically black colleges and universities in the US.

The Walt Disney World Resort employs many HBCU alumni in many different roles.

One cast member who works in guest services at the Magic Kingdom says her education and Florida A&M University helped her achieve and realize her dreams. Another cast member who graduated from Alabama State University says his alma mater prepared him to be qualified for his role as a senior safety professional.

Cast member Lisa Harris - an alum of Florida A&M University " says her HBCU college experience helped her learn to focus on excellence which prepared her for working at Disney.

Story by Traci C., Source

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