Hackett Chosen as University of Mount Olive Adjunct of the Year
MOUNT OLIVE- Timm Hackett, English adjunct instructor at the University of Mount Olive Washington location, has been named the 2017 UMO Adjunct of the Year. The award is given in appreciation to an adjunct faculty member who exemplifies devotion above and beyond the classroom. Students nominate faculty members. The nominations are then considered by a faculty committee which makes the final selection.
In presenting the award, Assistant Professor of English Dr. Alexis Poe Davis, said, “Mr. Hackett is a perfect example of the caring, dedicated adjuncts who teach at UMO and is especially representative of the amazing folks we have at our location campuses. His students speak very highly of him.”
One student who nominated Hackett said, “Mr. Hackett makes coming to class enjoyable. He also explains the material at a level that nontraditional students can understand.”
Another student commented, “Mr. Hackett has really made a huge impact on my schooling. I have always struggled with English. He has helped me learn a lot, and he has boosted my confidence in my own writing abilities.”
“Being recognized by the University of Mount of Olive was a great honor,” Hackett said. “Knowing some former students initiated the nomination made it even more special.”
Hackett began teaching at the University of Mount Olive in 2006 in both literature and composition. Hackett attended Montreat College and UNC-Greensboro for his undergraduate studies and attended Duke, UNC-G, and East Carolina for his graduate work. He has taught full-time at East Carolina University since 2002. He teaches Writing About the Discipline, Children’s Literature, and Fairy Tales.
Hackett resides in Greenville with his wife, Jacqueline Elise Hackett. They have two daughters, Morgan, a freshman at UNC-Greensboro and Anna, a sophomore at Trinity Christian School. In his spare time, Hackett enjoys being the head writer for Church House Productions, which was founded by The Reverend Dr. Milton Gilbert.
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 www.umo.edu.