CUMBERLAND’S WEBB HOPES TO IMPACT YOUNG MINDS
Cumberland’s Webb Hopes to Impact Young Minds
MOUNT OLIVE- Having attended high school at Freedom Christian Academy in Fayetteville, NC, Treyvon “Trey” Webb was accustomed to a personalized school atmosphere. Therefore, when it came time to search for a college, the University of Mount Olive (UMO) was high on his list.
“I attended a college fair in Raleigh, during my senior year of high school,” Webb said. “At the event, I was introduced to UMO. I scheduled a visit to the Mount Olive campus, and was very impressed with the atmosphere and the friendliness of the people.”
Webb enrolled at UMO in the fall of 2015 majoring in health and physical education. He received the Merit scholarship, The Gap Grant, and the Residency Scholarship.
In the classroom, Webb is a model student – he stays focused, pays attention, and submits his work on time. He maintains a GPA of 3.3.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Treyvon the past three years,” said RLS Instructor Jesse Lancaster. “Trey is a first class young man, who is committed to doing his very best in anything he puts his name on. He is self-driven, accountable, and sets the perfect example for our underclass HPE majors. I am so proud and excited for Trey, as he prepares for his student teaching internship. I have no doubt that he will continue to represent himself and the University of Mount Olive in the very best way, both through his internship experience an in a successful career thereafter.”
Webb feels the same about his professor. “I have learned a lot from Coach Jesse,” Webb said. “He holds his students to a high standard. He is honest and doesn’t sugar coat anything, and I appreciate that. He believes in me, and makes me feel that I am capable of achieving the highest level as a teacher, and that the possibilities for my future are limitless.”
For Webb, a college degree means an open door. “Many people believe that a college education automatically equals success, but honestly that’s not the case,” he said. “A college education simply puts you in a better position to keep working towards success.”
Webb works toward success both inside and outside of the classroom. One of his favorite pass times at the University is working out in Pope Wellness Center.
“Exercising gives me an outlet,” Webb shared. “It helps me work off any frustration, stressors, or anything I’ve been dealing with. My motto is, ‘You perform how you feel.’ So, if I feel good, I excel in the classroom.”
Webb is also involved in intramural sports events, and he has been an Orientation Leader.
“I am a very motivated person,” Webb said. “I know what I want and I know what I have to do to achieve any goal I set my mind to, whether, physical, mental, spiritual, or academic.
As for his future, after graduating from UMO Webb plans to pursue his master’s degree in health professions education. He would then like to combine his love for fitness and his passion for teaching and become a health and PE teacher.
“My experience at UMO has been a memorable one,” Webb said. “I have made connections with some great people, and I have learned countless life-long lessons. I feel like I am a better person because of UMO. The work, training, and courses I have taken here will allow me to pursue my career, or further my education even more,”
Webb is the son of Bernard and Carolyn Webb of Fayetteville.
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.