Emily Cornelius of Swansboro is 24 years old. In 2011 she moved to Wilmington to work at a local preschool. Working with children inspired her to go back to school to get her degree in Early Childhood Education. She enrolled in the ECE program at Mount Olive College at Wilmington. She will graduate from the College on May 4, 2013. This summer Cornelius plans to further her education by enrolling in the Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision program at UNCW. In her own words, Cornelius shares her transforming experience at Mount Olive College.
“Enrolling at Mount Olive College was the right choice because it allowed me to work in my field while completing my coursework. The classes were convenient and taught me how to become a better teacher. Throughout my program, I applied what I was learning in my classroom and was able to see direct results and improvement in my teaching strategies. Mount Olive College is transforming my life by granting me the confidence I need to enter into my chosen profession. The knowledge I have obtained through the ECE program has prepared me to face the challenges and success my future will bring.”
Mount Olive College will graduate approximately 360 students at its 59th spring commencement on Saturday, May 4th. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena.
Mount Olive College is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.