Honors and Awards
Dr. Venessa Mitchell
Congratulations to Dr. Venessa Mitchell who was recently awarded RIT’s President’s Isaac L.
Jordan, Sr., Staff Pluralism Award for Significant
Contributions to the Enhancement of Diversity and
Pluralism at Rochester Institute of Technology. A
celebration was held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
at the RIT President’s house on Liberty Hill to honor
all the awardees.
Congratulations to Enaz Reed
who graduated from Wilson Magnet High School on
Saturday, June 25th. He is International
certified graduating with an advanced regents
Program is a challenging curriculum that leads to a
diploma recognized worldwide. Students engage in a
rigorous course of study, learn to relate classroom
experiences to the larger world, gain an
international perspective, and develop responsible
curriculum encourages critical analysis, research
skills, and service as part of the learning process.
Student performance is measured by assessments
administered by both local teachers and
international examiners. Graduates of the program
are considered for enrollment at the world’s top
universities and are eligible for up to a
full-year’s worth of college credit.
In the fall, Enaz will be
attending the University at Buffalo, majoring
in Psychology. Congratulations from the family!
It truly takes a village. The Mt. Olivet
family is proud of his accomplishments and will keep
him in our prayers.
Julian Riley was selected by
Mayor Lovely Warren as one of the finalist to be
awarded the "Distinguished Gentleman” Award.
He will be attending the Mayor’s Appointment:
Inspiring Success in Young Men-
Red Carpet event
Saturday June 18, 2016
Please join Julian’s family in
congratulating Julian Riley!
son of Brandon and Katrina Grantham and grandson of
John and Ivena Grantham, made
this first marking period of the school year!
Oct. 18, 2015
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
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, 2015.
2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellent
2014 Carnegie Hall Performance
Carnegie Hall's Well
Music Institute's "2016
Inaugural Season of NYO2": Participant
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.
was selected as one of the 78 Outstanding
Young Musicians who will participate in a
two-week Intensive Summer Program by Carnegie
Hall's Well Music Institute. The 78 young
musicians were selected from across the country for
the Inaugural Season of NYO2 which is a
two-week intensive summer program for outstanding
American Instrumentalists ages 14-17.
This program will begin on June 18, 2016.
The NYO2 is an extension of the National
Youth Orchestra of the United States of America,
NYO-USA. The NYO-USA is a
program that was launched in the summer of 2013
for musicians ages 16-19.
For more information go to the website,
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.
ABC’s 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.
Cummings’ grandmother exercised her strong voice to affect change. Over the
years, Joel has deployed a leadership style that reflects a blend of his
grandparents’ personalities: mild persuasion paired with outspoken advocacy.
After graduation from Rochester’s 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
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