Cleveland urges Southern Miss graduates: Do something you love | Schools
It’s been the sage advice of many, but when Rick Cleveland’s father told him to follow his passion, he took it to heart.
Cleveland, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and a longtime sports reporter and columnist, shared that simple message as he gave the commencement address, Dec. 14 at his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi.
Though he could have pursued other careers that would have made him wealthier, Cleveland said his 40 years of covering the state’s sports scene, as well as Super Bowls and other major events, brought him a happiness that can’t be purchased.
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