NORFOLK, Va. — Nearly 400 students will graduate this December from Norfolk State University. A Hampton Roads native with celebrity status will be their commencement speaker.
Missy Elliott will return to the 757 for the graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. on Dec. 10, which will be in Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall.
She's set to speak to the students on their special day.
Elliott was born and raised in Portsmouth. She's a Grammy-award-winning rapper and producer who has been a major name on the scene since her breakthrough in 1997.
Most recently, she came to Portsmouth for a dedication ceremony for a street renamed after her, Missy Elliott Boulevard.
"No matter where I went, no matter what state, no matter what country, I took Virginia with me," Elliott said during the ceremony at Manor High School back in October.