MOUNT OLIVE — Julie Graham of Goldsboro has been elected president of the University of Mount Olive Alumni Association board. Her official duties will begin on Jan. 1.
Graham graduated from UMO in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management, having attended the Seymour Johnson location. Since that time, she has served the alumni board in several capacities including vice-president and president-elect. She has participated in numerous committees including homecoming, awards, nominations and admissions.
Having worked in human resources, business management and economic development, Graham understands the importance of building and maintaining relationships. “If I had to choose a particular platform as alumni board president, it would be working together to build a brighter tomorrow. As a nontraditional alumnus, I know first hand the importance of making sure that everyone knows they are welcome to participate. We need all alumni to make this a great association,” she said.
Graham is the Wayne County existing industry director and vice-president for the North Carolina Economic Development Region. She currently serves as a board member and secretary for Wayne Opportunities Inc., is a Wayne County Public Schools/WORKS board member, is on the Wayne Community College Small Business Center Advisory Board, the North Carolina Economic Development Association, the Wayne County Cattlemen’s Association and the Military Affairs Committee for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Graham has two children. Her son Chad lives in Nashville, Tenn. and her daughter Ashley lives in Dallas, Texas with her grandson Jackson. Graham and her friend, Don, attend Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, where Graham sings in the choir.
— From University of Mount Olive Public Relations