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March 27, 2012 - Casey Bond, an actor and former player for the San Francisco Giants, who appeared opposite Brad Pitt in the Hollywood film, “Moneyball,” visited the Shorter University campus Tuesday morning.
Bond spoke to students in Rick Johnson’s Character Education class regarding his stint as a professional athlete and his current career as an actor. He encouraged students to follow their dreams and explore their interests. “I went from playing ball to acting in movies; that was quite a change. I had always been interested in acting, but didn’t realize how much I liked it until college,” Bond told the students. “I have found that a lot of the time, people will let fear talk them out of really following their interests and passions. Don’t let that happen. Give it a shot. Don’t be afraid to try.”
In the movie “Moneyball,” Bond plays the role of Chad Bradford, a young southern Christian submarine pitcher from Jackson, Miss., who has been acquired by the Oakland A’s as a specialty reliever. Currently, Bond is filming a movie in Florida called “Ring the Bell.” It is a faith based/inspiration film thatfollows a fast-paced executive’s path to the true meaning of success. In addition to acting, Bond has been a spokesperson companies like A.D.I.D.A.S, Nike and Muscletech.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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