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Actress CCH Pounder Inspires IC Grads

Written by Alyssa Figueroa

CCH Pounder ’75, an actress and activist, gave an inspiring speech to IC graduates, urging them to use their “moxie, courage, and pluck” to push themselves to make change happen in the world.

Pounder, a theater, television, and film actress who most recently played Moat in Avatar, cofounded Artists for a New South Africa, a nonprofit organization that works in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, assist children orphaned by the disease, and advance human and civil rights.

“CCH Pounder offered some great advice not just for graduates, but for each individual who came to the ceremony,” says Seth Palmer ’10. “Her tactic of reaching out to that one person in the crowd was captivating. I can only hope that the College continues to bring in great alumni speakers like her.”




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