University of Mount Olive Students Attend 2012 NIRSA Region II Conference

MOUNT OLIVE – Three University of Mount Olive students were chosen to appear at the 2012 NIRSA Region II Conference held recently in Raleigh. The Conference was hosted by North Carolina State University. Students attended a campus recreation and fitness session, mock interviews, and educational sessions discussing topics in their field of study.
The three students chosen were:  Will Shearin of Pine Level, Sara Elizabeth Uzzell of Jacksonville and Ethan Edwards of Jacksonville.  All three students are exercise science majors who currently work in the Pope Wellness Center.
“I wanted to give some of our current student workers a chance to grow and learn as young professionals and gain as much knowledge as possible from this conference,” said Michael Garrett, director of the Pope Wellness Center. “Our young professionals walked away with hands on experience with some of the latest fitness equipment, new group fitness ideas, opportunities to network with other Colleges in the Southeast region and education though professional development sessions.”
NIRSA is the leading resource for professional and student development, education and research in collegiate recreational sports & fitness. The purpose of their annually held conference is to promote networking opportunities and learn new ideas that will help enhance student success. The training includes lectures, hands-on lessons, training manual readings and review and practical experiences.
University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville. For more information, visit