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TUCP Direction Presents A Conversation with Malcolm Jenkins and Allyson Felix Moderated by Dr. Cornell Sneed

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Join Tulane University Campus Programming for a virtual moderated discussion and Q&A with Malcolm Jenkins of the New Orleans Saints and nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix on Wednesday, October 21 at 8pm CST. Dr. Cornell Sneed of the Tulane University Athletic Department will moderate a discussion regarding professional sports, activism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. To learn more about our guests, please see the bio information below:


An 11-year NFL veteran, two-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Pro-Bowl honoree, Malcolm Jenkins is a Safety for the New Orleans Saints, a multiple-year team captain, NFLPA Executive Committee Board member, published author and new Contributor to CNN. In addition to his many years in the sports spotlight, Jenkins strives to make a positive difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and minorities through the Players Coalition, a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) non-profit led by NFL players dedicated to impacting racial and social inequality. Jenkins's experience in front of the camera includes being an NFL guest analyst for Showtime, HBO Now, ESPN, and Amazon, and as an actor/guest on HBO’s BALLERS, THE DAILY SHOW, THE SHOP among others. In June 2020, CNN hired Jenkins as a regular contributor to the network’s studio shows and special programming. For the past several years, Jenkins has written first-person pieces for the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.


It seems like we already know everything we need to know about her, but in many ways she is still carving her path. Her commitment to excellence has cast a shadow of predictability, but Allyson Felix stands alone. She is the most decorated Track & Field Olympian in history. A nine-time Olympic medalist. Six-time Olympic Champion. World Record Holder. She has won, a mind-blowing, twenty-five global medals at the Olympics and World Championships. With a recent event change on the track, Allyson is still honing her craft and seems to find passion and determination rivaled only by the greatest of the greats. Serena Williams. Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant. She continues to dig deep and find new goals to motivate and drive her. At this stage of her career Allyson has found passions off the track which she believes are her true calling. She loves children and serves as a member of the Right To Play board hoping to raise awareness for underserved children in developing regions. Her determination is now carrying over to the business sector where she is an investor in a plantbased protein bar company and serves as an advisor to a fitness technology startup. She has hosted a wrap-up series for an Emmywinning prime-time show on NBC. Allyson has accomplished so much, but her greatest accomplishment and her greatest love is her daughter, Camryn, who reminds her everyday that she can never stop fighting for what is right in this world. She continues to strive for greatness in all areas reminding us that we all can achieve things we never dreamed of.


Cornell Sneed was elevated to assistant athletics director for student-athlete enhancement in July of 2018. He joined the staff as a senior academic counselor for men’s basketball at Tulane University in October 2016. In addition to providing counseling and mentorship, Sneed oversees student-athlete life skills and leadership development. Prior to Tulane, Sneed worked at the University of Memphis as the PAWS life skills coordinator and an academic counselor from 2014-2016, and at East Tennessee State University as a graduate assistant and assistant academic advisor from 2012-2014. A native of Miami, Florda, Sneed is a former honors Division I track & field scholarship student-athlete at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). At ETSU, Sneed earned both a bachelor of science in Criminology in 2012 and a master of arts in sports management in 2013. Sneed also earned a master of science in academic advising, with a concentration in intercollegiate athletics and the college student athlete, from Kansas State University in 2015. Sneed earned his doctorate of education in global sport leadership from ETSU in 2018.

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