Shaq, Ben Stein make a scene at JCU

April 22nd, 2010

Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Shaquille O’Neal, and actor/commentator Ben Stein came to John Carroll University’s campus on April 12 to film a commercial.

“Shaquille O’Neal and Ben Stein are the spokespeople for a national company that wanted to use a college campus as the backdrop for its latest commercial shoot,” said Tonya Strong-Charles, JCU director of media relations and communications.

The company, which cannot be named, sent a location scout to several regional colleges.

According to Strong-Charles, JCU was selected for its “traditional campus appeal,” but will not be identified in the commercial.

The University was modestly compensated for facilities rental and security services.

“Overall, this was a great opportunity to host national celebrities on our campus,” said Strong-Charles.