Staff Spotlight: Renee’ Ramsey

Staff Spotlight: Renee’ Ramsey

About Renee’ Ramsey

Ms. Ramsey graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Sociology, then Texas A&M International University with an M.A. in Sociology, and completed her Ph.D. coursework at Utah State University in Sociology (Demography). When Ms. Ramsey moved back to Texas, she knew she wanted to be an academic advisor and possibly teach Sociology.  At the suggestion of her mother, Renee applied to Navarro College in 2003 and has been here for almost 16 years! She gives her mother all the credit!

What kind of impact has NC made on you?

“I have made lifelong friends while working at Navarro College. My favorite event of the year is graduation- it is always exciting to see students through their goals and lead them into their future. It’s enjoyable when they stop back by and let me know their progress- makes me so proud! Just yesterday a former student stopped in with her son who graduated high school and I couldn’t believe it- I remember him when he was just a baby and now he is over 6′ tall and starting college.”

What advice would you offer students and parents?

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions and keep asking questions until you understand. It’s important to research, be financially literate, and make good money decisions. I would also tell parents to support and encourage their children and their interests. Students- go to class, get to know your professors, appreciate the opportunity to learn and take college seriously! I also believe you should talk to older members of your family- some of the things you can learn from them you won’t find in a book. Oh yeah, and stay healthy and hydrated!”

What makes NC so special?

“The people- the students, the faculty, and the staff. Students from other colleges who are visiting or have transferred have even commented on their positive experiences at Navarro as far as accessibility and helpfulness of the people here and that makes me proud.”

What do you do in your free time?

“I love to travel! My goal is the Traveler’s Century Club- to visit 100 of the world’s countries or territories. I’m at 43 right now! I enjoy white water rafting, ATV riding, horror movies, board games, poker, and ziplining. My friends would also say I’m obsessed with making lists.”

Accolades:

🛑Phi Theta Kappa advisor previously
🛑NISOD Excellence Award
🛑Has enjoyed serving on various college committees over the years.
🛑Has had several students ask if she can go with them and be their advisor at their university once they graduate (one even threatened to print out an application!)

Favorite Quote:

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.“ Clay P. Bedford