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ROSS JORDAN ‘19


 
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Mr. Jordan studied Kinesiology and Physical Education and hails from DeSoto, Texas, where he attended DeSoto High School.

Why did you initially choose to attend Morehouse?

I attended Morehouse because of its commitment to developing Black Male global leaders, but I quickly learned that I am here because of my commitment to becoming a Black Male global leader.

What has kept you at Morehouse?

My passion and discipline to never quit, even when I was at odds with the uncertainty has kept me at Morehouse. My brothers have helped me gain a great amount of accountability for myself, ensuring that I stay to become that change that I want to see in this world.

Why did you choose to study Kinesiology?

I chose to study kinesiology because of my love for sports, but as I matriculated through Morehouse, I eventually realized that I want to find methods and programs to make kinesthetic learning more effective in a traditional classroom setting, especially in urban communities.

Outside of Kinesiology, what have you spent time learning about?

Social Justice and the impact that it has on the youth in our communities. Also, how important it is to pass the knowledge and wisdom, that I have received, to the future of this world.

More about Collegiate 100:

The Collegiate 100 of Atlanta has been the most impactful organization that I have been a part of as a college student. As an extension of the 100 Black Men of America and 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the organization has served as a professional development program that has not only allowed me to be connected with great leaders, but it has taught me the importance of changing lives. I was honored to serve as the president of the Collegiate 100 of Atlanta, and it allowed me to see the potential that I did not see in myself, dedicating my time and effort to serving the great Atlanta community, my 2nd home.

More about the Harvard Graduate School of Education Diversity Program:

Receiving an all-expense paid experience to Harvard University for their Graduate School of Education Diversity Program. This, to me, proved that I belong to be in any space that I enter, because my work ethic, commitment, and dedication have led me there. This experience was not a dream come true, because I never dreamed about it. These types of things, from my experience, do not happen for many people that come from where I come from. So, for me being honored to attend the program at Harvard, I realized that my potential is bigger than what I dream about.

Internships

  • Teach for America Student Ambassador

  • Mercedes Benz Stadium Student Ambassador

Graduate School Acceptances

  • Teachers College, Columbia University Physical Education Masters Program

Full-Time Offers

  • Teach For America Corps in San Antonio

Experiences Abroad

  • 5 weeks in South Africa and Zimbabwe (2017)

  • Summer Study Abroad Program in Sevilla, Spain (2018)

Scholarships

  • Oprah Winfrey Scholar

  • United Negro College Fund Scholar

  • Teachers College

  • Columbia University Scholarship

Academic Greek Organizations

  • Phi Epsilon Kappa (Kinesiology Fraternity)

Professional Programs

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Diversity Recruitment Program

  • University of Southern California Race & Equity Center Grad Prep Program

  • The National Summit for The Sustainability of HBCUs

  • Teach for America RISE Student Leadership Conference

  • Teach for America Campus Brand Ambassador Summit

  • Discover Grand Rapids Hospitality & Tourism Program