Jul
09

Holly Daly to Lead UMO’s Health Services Department

MOUNT OLIVE- Being in health care on a college campus can be challenging even under normal circumstances, but throw COVID-19 into the mix, and the position takes on a whole new level of complexity.  Holly Daly of Mount Olive has recently joined the University of Mount Olive as the Director of Health Services, filling the […]

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Jul
06

Is COVID-19 Stressing Out Your Kids? by Natalie Kemp, MA, LPA, Department Chair for Psychology and Assistant Professor of Psychology

MOUNT OLIVE  – University of Mount Olive Psychology Department Chair Natalie Kemp shares insights on the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on children. If you are like me, you may love to travel in the summer. My husband and I love to take little trips with our kids. When we are going on a trip, the […]

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Jul
06

Farmville’s Frazier Proves Success Can be achieved with Patience and Persistence

MOUNT OLIVE- When Kayla Frazier graduated as valedictorian of Farmville Central High School in 2019, she could have attended any of the 11 schools that had accepted her. However, it was the lure of smaller classes and personal attention that solidified her decision to attend the University of Mount Olive (UMO). “I knew I did […]

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Jun
29

Michael Martin Memorial Golf Tournament Set for August 20

MOUNT OLIVE- The Michael Martin Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Friendly Mart will be held on Thursday, August 20, at the Southern Wayne Country Club. Tee times will be at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM. The entry fee is $90 per player or $360 per team. There will be a raffle drawing and silent auction […]

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Jun
29

Scholarship Recipient Aspires to Give Back

MOUNT OLIVE-The ambition to succeed is as American as apple pie and Coca-Cola.  Lettie Pate was certainly a testament to that thought.  Born in Thaxton, Virginia she was raised in the Episcopal Church, privately educated, and married her husband, Joseph Brown Whitehead, in 1894.  In 1899, Joseph and an associate dreamed up the idea of […]

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Jun
25

Stagnant Job Market Has Students Turning to Graduate School to Improve Marketability

MOUNT OLIVE –University of Mount Olive May graduates Patrick Schweitz and Malak Kafi are doing what many young people are doing during these unsettled times…they are going back to school.  With a somewhat stagnant job market due to COVID-19, Schweitz and Kafi decided to make the most of their time and their futures by enrolling […]

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Jun
18

Flexibility and Patience are Keys to Success for Educator Dr. Kelly Alves

MOUNT OLIVE-Every educator knows that you have to be flexible to be successful.  As an adjunct instructor in the Education Department at the University of Mount Olive (UMO), Dr. Kelly Alves certainly understands and demonstrates flexibility in her work every day. Alves teaches undergraduate online special education courses at UMO. She is also Vice President […]

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Jun
15

Williams Has Promising Future in RLS

Williams Has Promising Future in RLS MOUNT OLIVE-Keychonia Williams of Rocky Mount, NC is a senior recreation and leisure studies (RLS) major and coaching minor at the University of Mount Olive.  This summer she is interning with the Recreation and Parks Department in Clinton, NC. “With the help of Director Jonathan Allen, I am learning […]

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