Going off to college is not always the simplest thing to do especially when you are the only child and miles away from home. Many people learn to work past these things knowing that they have a goal in mind to accomplish. Professor Mavis Carr can relate to many of the same issues college students are facing today and she is not afraid to say so.
Carr began her journey as a college student coming from Ney York and venturing to Bentley College, now Bentley University, in Waltham, Massachusetts where she began to study accounting. After seeing that accounting and math had nothing to do with each other she decided to change her major business administration.
During her second year, Carr saw that there was not a lot of diversity among the residents and decided to become a Resident Assistant. After becoming an RA at a predominantly white institution many of the students began to open up to Carr. They had never seen an African American and where under the impression that a college education was not what they were into because this is all they ever knew. They would ask her things about her culture that Carr thought was funny but realized they really had no idea. She used this as a learning opportunity for not only them but herself as well.
While in college, Carr and her high school sweet heart decided to get married. They packed up and left for Germany where Carr continued her education, this time only with a ring on her finger and a family of two at her side. While in Germany she attended the University of Maryland while stationed and earned an associates degree.
Forced to adapt to a new culture Carr decided to use this to her best advantages. She learned to speak German and lived the life with a family on base.
Carr continued her education here in Hampton, VA where she attended St. Leo at Langley Air Force Base and earned a bachelor of arts in business administration. Currently, Carr is a professor of journalism in Hampton, VA at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on the Hampton University. Carr values an education and knows it is something she will have her entire lifetime.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11
When you woke up today you had one thing on your mind whether it was to make to your destination at a presentable time or whether it was why am I up so early. None-the-less whatever it was that you thought about it may not have been what you are doing at this point in time. I, Da’Reinn Stevens, didn’t think I would be creating a blog today that could start off as a class assignment but end up being a hobby. With 20 minutes to accomplish an assignment I sit and think what ever could I write or in the world of blogging “blog” about that people would actually read, and that I would be actually willing to write. Of course people write about love, animals, music, and all the other things they spend their time researching and staying up to date with but since that’s not really what I’m into I rather let my blog post depict the way I’m feeling at the time or maybe even what I’m doing or what I may even want to do. I plan for my blog to be a colorful, fun, and exciting place for people to come and things people may be interested in reading for we have spent too many days in our life reading things because we had to and we all know we didn’t really want to. Whether it was helpful or not we did it and we can actually sit and say we did it today. So I guess ill go ahead and wrap this up for now knowing that ill be back soon. Going to add a small welcome picture and video just to jazz it up a bit and make myself feel a little fancy because I’m really writing every word I think about…not to sure if its right but I am def trying new things..<3