MOUNT OLIVE – Mount Olive College alumna Hope McPherson Fields has accepted the position of director of Alumni Relations. McPherson earned her baccalaureates degree in business administration with a concentration in business management at Mount Olive College in 2009.
“I am honored to be selected to help lead Mount Olive College Office of Alumni Relations to a new level of accomplishment and service,” Fields said. “Our top priority is to give our alumni more reasons to get involved and stay involved with the college.”
Fields plans to develop programs for mentoring and career networking to ensure that alumni remain engaged with the institution. “I hope to bring a stronger sense of community to the Office of Alumni Relations,” said Fields. “I want all of our alumni to feel that they are part of the Mount Olive College community and family. I look forward to having our alumni participate in not only events together, but alumni trips!”
As the contact person for alumni, Fields will be doing more outreach in establishing professional group connections in the cities closest to the college’s seven geographically distributed locations in eastern North Carolina. Other goals include keeping alumni connected to the college after graduation, improved and greater use of social media, expanding affinity programs, and working to provide more opportunities to engage all students and alumni.
“Mount Olive College is committed to investing in and providing service to all alumni, from the time they enter our doors throughout their lives,” Fields said. “By doing so, the college builds mutually-supporting and lasting relationships. The payoff is successful and happy graduates who will help advance the mission of Mount Olive College for the next generations.”
“I want every alumnus to feel the same connection I feel to Mount Olive College. It is my wish that when an alumnus reads or hears of a transformational story one of our students have that they will swell with pride knowing that this is their alma mater.”
Fields is married to Mount Olive College alumnus Ryan Fields ’08. The couple currently resides in Mount Olive. She is a member of Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church in the Pee Dee Association.
Mount Olive College 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 www.moc.edu.