Getting to Know Clint Davis – University of Mount Olive

GettingtoKnowClintDavis

UniversityofMountOliveatWashingtonAlumnus

AfterhighschoolClintDaviswentintolawenforcement?

Itturnedouttobeagoodoptionforhim?

However,whenafriendandcoworkersuddenlydied,Davisrealizedthathewasonlyonemajoraccidentorinjuryawayfrombeingoutoflawenforcementandwithoutabackupplan?

Soin2011,DavisdecidedtofurtherhiseducationattheUniversityofMountOliveatWashington?

InAugustof2013heearnedhisbachelor’sdegreeincriminaljustice?

ThisfallhewillbeginhisfirstclassesatCampbellUniversityLawSchoolpursuinghislawdegree。

ReadbelowasDavisanswersafewquestionsabouthiseducationaljourneyintocareertransformation…

Wheredoyoucurrentlyworkandwhatisyourjobtitle?

IamapoliceofficerforasmallagencyinEasternNorthCarolina。

Brieflyexplainalittleaboutwhatyourjobentails?

Iinvestigatemisdemeanorandfelonyoffenses,makearrests,andtestifyincourt。

Whatareyourfuturecareergoals?

Iwanttobeanattorney,howeverIhavenotyetdecidedonanyspecificareaoffocus。

HowhasUMOpreparedyoutoachievethosegoals?

WithUMOsconvenientnon-traditionalschedule,Iwasabletocompletemybachelorsdegreewhilefulfillingmyprofessionalobligationsasafulltimeworkingadult。

Whatmotivatesyou?

IammotivatedtobecomebetterthanIwasthedaybefore。

Howwouldthepeopleclosesttoyoudescribeyou?

IthinkmostofthemwouldsaythatIamdedicated,determined,hardworking,andstubborn。

HastherebeenonepersonatUMOthathasreallyinspiredyou,ifsowhoandhow?

IhadtheopportunitytoworkwithmanyfinepeopleattheUniversityofMountOlive?

However,IbecameclosefriendsandstillkeepintouchwithMr。

LarryPleasant。

Hetaughtabouthalfofmycurriculumandheisfirstclass。

Hisknowledgeofthecriminaljusticesystemisadvanced,histeachingstyleisrelaxedandeasytolearnfrom,andhepossessesapaternaldispositionthatmakeshimeasytolike。

IalwaysfoundmyselfwantingtodowellinMr。

Pleasantsclasses。

Hebringsoutthebestineveryone。

WhatdidyouthinkofthemodularstyleofprogrammingatUMO?

TheacademiccurriculumattheUniversityofMountOliveiswelltailoredforworkingadults。

Theworkloadisnteasyanditisntnecessarilylight,butifoneismotivatedandself-disciplined,theworkloadisfarfromimpossibletocomplete。

Whatwouldyoutellotheradultsthinkingaboutreturningtocollege?

Doit。

Go。

Enrolltoday。

Stopwaitingforthatgoodtimetostart。

Thereisneverandwillneverbetheperfecttimeorconvenienttime。

Nowisthetime。

Thinkofallthetimesyouvethoughttoyourself,IwishIddonethisXnumberofyearsago。

NowthinkofhowhappyyoullbeinXnumberofyearswhenyouHAVEdoneit。

Ifyouwantit,youcanmakeithappen。

Itwontbeeasy。

Youllhavetoputinthework,butasyousucceed,youwillgrow。

Youwillbecomeabetter,strongerperson。

Youwilllearn(orremember)thatyoucandoanythingyousetyourmindto。

Youreonlylimitedbywhatyoudream!

TheUniversityofMountOliveisaprivateinstitutionrootedintheliberalartstraditionwithdefiningChristianvalues。

TheUniversity,sponsoredbytheConventionofOriginalFreeWillBaptists,haslocationsinMountOlive,NewBern,Wilmington,SeymourJohnsonAirForceBase,ResearchTrianglePark,Washington,Jacksonville,andinSmithfieldatJohnstonCommunityCollege。

Formoreinformation,visit?

old。

umo。


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