She graduated on Friday, May 8,
2015 from North Eastern University in Boston (NEU)
with her Bachelor's Degree in
Bio-Chemistry. Robertha is the daughter of Carol
Barnes and the niece of Petergay Dennis.
She is the granddaughter of Christeen
Bullard, will be graduating on May 17, 2015
from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a degree
in Public Policy with a minor in Biology.
She will be graduating from Long
Island University with a
Bachelor of Science Degree
in Speech Pathology Communications.
Congratulations from her parents Julian Riley, Sr.
and step-mother, Tamika Brinson Street; grandmother,
Rosetta Street; aunt, Velvet Street; sister, Tamia
Riley; and brother, Julian Riley, Jr.
She graduated from The University at
Buffalo in Buffalo on Saturday, May 16th with her
Bachelorís degree in Business Administration
with a concentration in Marketing. She is the
daughter of Jessica France and granddaughter of
Dr. Venessa Mitchell.
He graduated from Brockport College
on May 16th with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Criminal Justice.
Dr. Venessa Mitchell
attended her graduation ceremony in Phoenix, AZ on
Saturday, May 2nd. She received her
doctoral degree in Educational
Leadership/Curriculum & Instruction from the
University of Phoenix.
She cordially invite her Mt. Olivet
family to attend The Warner School of Education on
May 16, 2015 at 2:30pm in the Kodak Hall at
Eastman Theatre. Shanetta will be receiving her
Masterís Degree in Community Mental Health
He was nominated for the National
Junior Honor Society from Roth Middle School,
Rush-Henrietta, NY with a GPA average of 90%.
Very proud grandma, Myrtle Branch.
He received the Triple "C"
Award during the Athena Middle School Awards
Ceremony. The Triple C Award is given by the NYS
Attorney General, Eric Sneiderman, to a student
who had demonstrated Character, Courage,
and Commitment to improving society. This
award is given to a student who is visible in the
community and looking to make a positive impact
on others in the community.
He received a certificate from The
National Society of Leadership and Success I from
the Rochester Institute of Technology on April 28,
2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellent
2014 Carnegie Hall Performance
a 9th grader at Minerva Deland, for her outstanding performance at Carnegie Hall
as a winner of the 2013 Tri State Certificate of Excellent, an
exceptional distinction. Her receiving this award was a direct result of her
hard work, dedication, talent and perseverance. The Recital was presented by the
Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This program provides a national
standard of musical achievement for people of all ages studying music privately
in the US for levels 1-10.
The Mt. Olivet
Family Congratulates Eongue Ekille on her extraordinary accomplishments.
RN - COHN-s
Mentor, Empire State College
Nursing Honor Society
2015 - Mary Sweeney received
the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of
Nursing/Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter Recognition Award
for Mentorship. The award was presented on July 9th
at the Desmond hotel in Albany, NY. Dr. Sweeney is
an academic advisor at SUNY Empire State College,
Saratoga Springs, NY.
2014 - Mary Sweeney was inducted into the Tau Kappa
At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 3rd. The mission of the honor society is
advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship,
leadership and service. Candidates must demonstrate achievement in
The Mt. Olivet
Family Congratulates Dr. Sweeney on her extraordinary accomplishments.
Molly and Ralph Richards
Received the Urban League's
"Community Leadership Award
Ralph and Molly Richards
received the Community Leadership Award for Golden Service. The Golden Service Award recognizes
individuals who has at least 25 years of service to the Community, neighborhood,
or Urban League Rochester programs, services or movements. This is a
prestigious award that is given for exemplary service, unmatched performance and
dedicated support. Ralph and Molly Richards has demonstrated all of these
attributes throughout the years.
The Mt. Olivet Family Congratulates Molly and Ralph for receiving this
prestigious award and for their continuous services, contributions and support
to the community, region and church.
Ralph and Molly Richards are Winners of the James M. McCuller's Award...more
Recipients of the
Community Service Award from The Rochester Genesee Club
of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs
RN - MSN - CPHO - NEA/BC
Chief Nursing Officer,
Tommye Hinton Roberts has
been appointed the Chief Nursing Officer at the Highland Hospital, a newly
designated Magnet hospital and affiliate of the University of Rochester.
She has 30+ years of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership experience including 7
years as a CNO.
She attributes her success to God,
her Husband, Family and a passionate commitment to serve.
The Mt. Olivet Family Congratulates Tommye on her
appointment which is recognition of her efforts,
dedication to service, and commitment to God.
ABCís 2012 Lena M. Gantt
Service Award Recipient
Joel Cummings, a native of Fitzgerald, Georgia, spent his early years
under the influence of his grandparents. His grandfather was a silent leader who
exercised gentle persuasion to make a positive impact in his community.
Cummingsí grandmother exercised her strong voice to affect change. Over the
years, Joel has deployed a leadership style that reflects a blend of his
grandparentsí personalities: mild persuasion paired with outspoken advocacy.
After graduation from Rochesterís James
Madison High School , Cummings returned south where he attended Alabama A&M
University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Karissa Joy Grant
Graduate of the
African American Leadership
Karissa Joy Grant was recognized by the
United Way as a 2012 graduate of the African American Leadership Development
Program [AALDP] on November 8, 2012.
This recognition was acknowledged at the Howard
Wilson Coles Society Appreciation Luncheon which was attended by a number of
former graduates, business, church and community leaders, as well as friends and
We are proud of this accomplishment and we ask the
Mount Olivet Baptist Church family to continue to support and pray for Karissa's
Jared David Michael Grant
the Late Poet Etheridge Knight in
Photo credit: Andy Karol
Jared Grant portrays Etheridge Knight in the Poetry Slam,
"Dead or Alive."
"Dead or Alive"
features actors portraying deceased poets. The actors will perform the
poems in a mock slam against Chicago poets.
This venue pits Living Poets face off against Dead Poets. A panel of
Judges decides which one is the best. Etheridge Knight gained notoriety in
1968 with the publication of his poetry, "Poems from Prison."
Jared is one of Mt. Olivet's 2008 High School Graduate and we are
very proud of all of his accomplishments.
Daughter of Ruler Emeritus
Eldorado Temple #32
Katherine Shields received the honor of
Daughter Ruler Emeritus from Eldorado Temple #32 to Improve Benevolent
Protective Orders of Elks of the World on Saturday, Dec. 1st, at the Diplomat
Party House. Katherine thanks the Mt. Olivet Family for their support and well