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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
Tom Tom champions civic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in America’s hometowns.

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Ricky Parker

Virginia Union University
Professor
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Ricky Parker is a social entrepreneur that believes in using art as a means to effect social change. Currently, he serves as the Creative Director of Dream For Purpose, a creative agency that focuses on providing marketing solutions and brand management services to clients within the entertainment, sports, fashion, tech and non-profit industries. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Virginia Union University (VUU), a Visiting Entrepreneur at the University of Maryland, and newly appointed Scholar-In-Residence for the Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute at VUU.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Ricky served as the VUU Center for Undergraduate Research Inaugural Fellow performing research concerning Hip Hop’s place on the university’s campus. Ricky is passionate about creativity and entrepreneurship; and believes that anything is possible with God.

He is a 2008 graduate of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at VUU; where he earned a B.S. in Marketing. Ricky is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland with his wife, Whitney, and two daughters, Kendall and Kali.


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