Dr. Rebecca Garland to Speak at Annual UMO Braswell Lecture on March 17

Dr. Rebecca Garland to Speak at Annual UMO Braswell Lecture on March 17

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will host its Annual Braswell Lecture on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 PM in the Southern Bank Auditorium. The guest lecturer for this year’s event will be Dr. Rebecca Garland. Her lecture will center around “Teaching in Today’s World.”

Garland is the deputy state superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction and has 30-plus years of experience in education. Garland has served as the executive director for the NC State Board of Education, an associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Orange County Schools, a director of middle schools/arts/gifted education for Alamance-Burlington Schools, a consultant for the NCDPI in content and gifted education, and a teacher with Harnett County Public Schools.

The annual Braswell Lecture was established in 1998 to honor Jessie Dail and Walter Vernon Braswell, who established a scholarship endowment memorializing Mrs. Braswell’s 34-year teaching career in the Princeton, North Carolina, the public school system, and the Braswell family’s life-long commitment to education. Since its inception, the Braswell Lecture has featured North Carolina leaders addressing significant issues in education. The Jessie Dail and Walter Vernon Braswell Endowment funds the Braswell Scholars, the largest scholarship program at the University of Mount Olive.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Tommy Benson by email at tbenson@umo.edu.

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 old.umo.edu.