Academic Lecture Series: Cool Runnings

Mar 31, 2014
1:45 pm
D’Angelo Center, Room 128
Devon Harris

Devon Harris was a member of the first Jamaican bobsled team which competed in the 1988 winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Their exploits inspired the Disney blockbuster movie Cool Runnings. Devon also competed in and was captain of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France and the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan. Devon’s story is sure to motivate and inspire all of us, particularly our students. The Keep On Pushing Foundation which he founded in 2006 aims to support and enhance the education of kids in disadvantaged communities around the globe by providing practical solutions to the challenges that are preventing them from getting educated. Through the Foundation, Devon also works with Right to Play as an athlete ambassador, supporting efforts that use sports and play in refugee camps around the world to enhance child development and build community capacity. He is the author of the motivational children’s book, Yes, I Can! and the semi-auto-biographical motivational book, "Keep On Pushing: Hot Lesson From Cool Runnings.”

Doors open at 1:30