Ravenn Renee

Here’s a fun #tbt story: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This semester I serve as an adjunct instructor teaching an Intro to Sport Management course. I LOVE teaching this course! Towards the end of the semester, I usually invite sport industry professionals as guest speakers. When I 1st started teaching, the guest speakers would be friends and/or professional contacts from when I worked in the industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, Evan Kee (@coach_kee ) served as the guest speaker for my class. I first met Evan when he was a freshman in 2008. He took my class in 2009. When he mentioned the year he took my course to the students in my class, hilarity ensued. You should’ve seen their faces. (At this point, they realized I am older than they thought.) I said, “I won’t tell you how old I am. But what I can tell you is when Juvenile said Cash Money was taking over for the ‘99 & ‘00, I was in college.” 🤣 Of course, they laughed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All jokes aside, Evan was a PHENOMENAL guest speaker! The students were engaged and asked insightful questions during his talk. I am proud and grateful. It’s hard to believe I’ve been teaching long enough to be able to invite former students to serve as guest speakers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh yeah, a few more things: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (1) Evan mentioned two of the guest speakers from when he took my class in 2009 [Boo Williams and Anthony Henderson (@adhendersonsr )]. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (2) And you’re probably wondering about Evan’s role. He’s a collegiate head men’s basketball coach. And YES, he aspired to this role several 年前發佈...when I first met him his freshman year. AWESOME, right?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One is the BEST aspects of teaching is I have the opportunity to serve as a dream encourager. It’s a blessing witnessing students achieving their goals 🙌🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks for visiting, @coach_kee !
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” - Kofi Annan (@kofiannan ) #education #quotes #quotestagram
#IVoted Did you? It’s #ElectionDay ! #GoVote
#FBF ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🇦🇬 🇦🇬 🇦🇬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday was Antigua & Barbuda’s 37th Independence Day! (Yes, 37th. Their first one was Nov. 1st 1981.) Reflecting on my time living there...I am grateful for many aspects. However in this post, I’ll only share a few: (1) I got to know Antiguans who lived there prior to its independence from Britain. It was amazing to learn about Antigua & Barbuda’s history and bear witness to their Independence Day celebration year after year. (2) Not only do I miss the wonderful people, but also the scenery. Antigua has the most gorgeous sunsets EVER! (Just my opinion 😉) Here’s a snapshot of a sunset from one of Antigua’s 365 beaches! Enjoy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SN: Shout out to @antiguanhomemadefudge for posting vids of the festivities! It was such a joy seeing them on my TL 🙌🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #antiguaandbarbuda #sunset #independenceday #gratitude ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🇦🇬 🇦🇬 🇦🇬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Your mistakes do not define you.” #quotes #quotestagram #mistakes
#tbt I was in @barnesandnoble looking for an awesome book for an incredibly awesome 3-year-old and selected @chris_ferrie ’s “Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?” I was delighted to see the array of scientists included: Katherine Johnson, George Washington Carver, and more! Swipe left ⬅️ to see a page from the book! #STEM #science #diversity #representationmatters #hiddenfigures #katherinejohnson #georgewashingtoncarver
Did you know the Black Alumni Chapter of the @odualumni association was established in 1989? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throwing it back to last weekend for @olddominionu Homecoming 2018! Here are a few of the 150+ lunch bags we assembled for the Union Mission Shelter! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bravo to the @odublackalumni Executive Board for planning, organizing, and rising early on Saturday morning for this purposeful event! Looking forward to participating again next year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tbt #ODU #ODUBAC #Monarchs #OldDominionHail #GoMonarchs #ODUAlumni #proudtobeamonarch #communityservice #757
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“Keep dreaming bigger. It is impossible to out imagine God.” - Christian Bosse #quotestagram #quotes #christianbosse
Go Monarchs! 🦁 Sailing into homecoming week with a W 🙌🏾 #odufootball #monarchs #cusa #cusafb #ODU #WKU
#OnThisDay 50 年前發佈 these courageous Black Americans raised their fists on the medal stand in Mexico City during the 1968 Summer Olympic Games. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Alot of people ask if I have regrets. I have no regrets. The people who have regrets are the ones who were there in 1968 and did nothing.” - John Carlos. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you have yet to visit the @NMAAHC in Washington, DC, it’s worth the trip. This is a photo from one of my favorite exhibits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #JohnCarlos #TommieSmith #PeterNorman #MovementNotAMoment #OlympicProjectforHumanRights #nmaahc #USATF #MexicoCity #Mexico68 #1968 #protest #solidarity #humanrights #boycott #blackhistoryisamericanhistory
“There are some stories that The Academy has not proved itself to deserve knowing.” - Eve Tuck, Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From: Opening Keynote Address entitled - The Meaning and Purpose of Community-Engaged Research ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During: The @asheoffice - @luminafoundation 2018 Institute on Community-Engaged Research ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was the BEST conference I have ever attended! I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more about Community Engaged Research, reflect on my dissertation research and connect with like-minded colleagues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. - A special shoutout to my fellow Table 6 team members 🙌🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ASHE #ASHECER #TheWokeAcademy #HigherEd #LuminaFoundation #Indy #Indianapolis #FBF
Flashback to last week where I took in a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium. It was an hour and a half of awesome! I learned the answer to: Why does the facility’s design resemble a classic fieldhouse? And more! After the tour, I had a great conversation in the Pro Shop with a local undergrad student who’s a Sport Management major 🙌🏾 Looking forward to adding these pics to my PPT presentation when we discuss Facility Management this semester in my Intro to Sport Management course! #FBF #Indy #Indianapolis #LucasOilStadium #Colts #Touchdown #Indiana
Couldn’t head back to the #fidi earlier this month without visiting Harlem Hops (@harlemhops ). I learned about the 1st craft beer bar in Harlem 100% owned by African-Americans (all #hbcualumni ) by reading @mjay615 ’s article in the @undefeatedespn. Delightful article and excellent #beerboozebitesbeats ! Highly recommended! #tbt #nyc #harlem #harlemhops #blackownedbusiness
“The best feedback is what we don’t want to hear.” - George Raveling (@georgeraveling ) #TuesdayThoughts #quotes #quotestagram #giftoffeedback #majorkey 🔑
You guys! Guess what? Today was my 1st ODU football game since returning stateside and we welcomed Virginia Tech to #ForemanField . It’s been 2+ years since I attended an @olddominionu football game with my Dad...and boy was this game IMMENSELY SATISFYING! What happened? (1) We garnered our first win against a #Power5 opponent! Woo hoo, #history ! (2) We set a new stadium attendance record (20,532). (3) #BigBlue (@bigblue_odu ) now wears pants and performed a number with the #DynastyDancers (@odu_dynasty )...to #Drake . It was awesome! And (4) Today ODU fans were encouraged to wear white. Zoom in on the stands and you’ll see the Hokie faithful were well-represented in their colors. This two-time @odualumni member is still grinning from ear to ear 😁 Go #Monarchs and @odusports ! #upsetalert #history #ODU #OldDominion #ODUFootball #odaf #CUSA #757 #Norfolk #VirginiaTech #VT #Hokies #ACC #cfb
What if I told you in all of my visits to #nyc , I’ve never been to the @empirestatebldg. That changed a few weeks ago. Although it was a cloudy day, the visit was SPECTACULAR! My tourist dreams came true 😂 #empirestatebuilding #manhattan #tbt
“It’s so empowering to say ‘This isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.” #quotes #quotestagram #majorkey 🔑 #thoughtfulthursday
I attended a screening and panel discussion for the @kartemquin @participant documentary #AmericaToMe at the @schomburgcenter and it was AWESOME! The panelists featured a current student activist, one of the students from the film, @mrdavidjohns and filmmaker Steve James. (And if Steve James sounds familiar to all of you sports fans, it’s because he’s the filmmaker for the Hoop Dreams documentary.) Another interesting fact: During the Q&A Session a woman who was introduced as a mother of one of Central Park Five provided a comment and asked a question. This was one of the first local community events/conversations organized by @participant & @kartemquin to discuss race and education equity. What a perfect way to engage communities and introduce the film?! After watching one episode, I tune in every week. Catch episodes on @starz on demand and visit the #AmericaToMe hashtag to learn more. (More #NYC #tbt posts are on the way.) #Harlem
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