Dr. Antonio E. Puente to Speak about Mental Health at UMO  

Dr. Antonio E. Puente to Speak about Mental Health at UMO  

January 23, 2023 

Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations 

Student Intern, Macy Parkhurst 

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will host former American Psychological Association President Dr. Antonio E. Puente on February 8, 2023 at 6 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium. The topic of his presentation will be Mental Health Today. 

Dr. Puente is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he has taught since 1981.  He maintains a private practice in clinical neuropsychology and is the founder and co-director of mental health services at the Cape Fear Clinic, a bilingual multi-disciplinary health center serving the indigent.  He is the founding director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Centro Hispano.  His research primarily focuses on the interface between culture and neuropsychology. His teaching activities include Brain and Behavior, Clinical Neuropsychology, and the History of Psychology.   

Dr. Puente has served as President of the NC Psychological Association, NC Psychological Foundation, the Hispanic Neuropsychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of APA), and Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (Division 6 of APA), as well as President of the American Psychological Association. 

 This event is FREE and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Natalie Kemp at NKemp@umo.edu. 

 The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.