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Congregational Honors and Awards


Demakaye Bakou 2014

He graduated with a MS in Insurance and Finance with a Minor in Risk Management at the National School of Insurance in Paris, France.

Micheline Bakou


She was on the Dean's List for the spring semester at Wells College in Aurora, NY.

Patricia Lee Dyce


She graduated May 18, 2014 from LIU with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation.   She is the daughter of Janet L. Dyce.

Marques Marion


He received Landmark College Men's Division 3 Basketball's Coach of the Year Award on the May 19, 2014. Marques was a Starting Freshman in the positions of Shooting Guard and Small Forward. He was recognized for Making Major Game Winning Plays while Maintaining his Academic performance. He participated in Division 3 College Basketball and Baseball (Shortstop Starter and Pitcher -1st Backup).

Amber Robins


She graduated with a M.D. in Family Medicine from the University of Rochester Medical School.

Erin Victoria Sobers


She is a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, New York and will graduate on June 28th. She is the daughter of Sharon and Rogelio Sobers. Erin plans to attend Purdue University in the Fall.

Kendis Vetromile


He is a 2014 Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection’s recipient. He was honored during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Auditorium Theatre.

Terrah Lynne Walker


She graduated on May 31, 2014 from Monroe Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science - in Graphic Arts.

Eongue Ekille

2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellent Winner

2014 Carnegie Hall Performance

Eongue Ekille, 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.

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Dr. Mary Sweeney

PhD - RN - COHN-s

Mentor, Empire State College

Nursing Honor Society

Mary Sweeney, PhD, RN 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 nursing.

The Mt. Olivet Family Congratulates Dr. Sweeney on her extraordinary accomplishments. Read More......

Molly and Ralph Richards

Received the Urban League's

"Community Leadership Award for

Golden Service"

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.  Read More...

2013, Ralph and Molly Richards are Winners of the James M. McCuller's Award...more

2014 Recipients of the Community Service Award from The Rochester Genesee Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.

Tommye Hinton Roberts,


Appointed Chief Nursing Officer, Highland Hospital

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.   Read more...

 Joel Cummings
ABC’s 2012 Lena M. Gantt
Distinguished Community 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.  Read more..

Karissa Joy Grant

2012 Graduate of the

African American Leadership Development Program

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 family.

We are proud of this accomplishment and we ask the Mount Olivet Baptist Church family to continue to support and pray for Karissa's continued success.

Jared David Michael Grant


Portrays the Late Poet Etheridge Knight in "Dead or Alive"

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.

Katherine Shields

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 wishes.

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