Johnston County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

Johnston County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE – Several Johnston County students were recognized for their achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Among those receiving awards were:

Barbara Neal of Kenly received the Healthcare Management Student of the Year. Neal is a senior business healthcare management major.  This award is given to an outstanding healthcare management senior having a minimumof 92 semester hours and a  GPA of 3.0 or better with resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interests.

Casey Coucelos of Benson received the Most Promising Recreation/Leisure Studies Underclassman. Coucelos is a sophomore recreation and lesiure studies (RLS); leisure service management major.  This award is given to a sophomore or first year RLS major who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and service/leader- ship capabilities. The award is presented to a student recipient having completed at least 30 semester hours at the University of Mount Olive, and at least 12 semester hours of RLS course work, and having a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better and a 3.0 GPA or better on all RLS course work. Service/leadership selection criteria includes: completion of RLS Field Training with grades of B or better; community activities related to the RLS profession; and membership in college, civic clubs, or other organizations.

Michael Davis of Wendell received the Computer/Management Information Systems Student of the Year. Davis is a senior business management of information systems major.  This award is given to an outstanding computer/management information systems senior having a minimum of 92 semester hours and a GPA of 3.0 or better with resume .  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interests.

James Johnson of Selma received the The President’s Citizenship Award. Johnson is a junior agriculture major.  The President’s Citizenship Award, first awarded in 1972, is a scholarship presented to a returning student who has made the greatest contribution to the University during the academic year. The scholarship is payable on future educational expenses at the University of Mount Olive.

Joseph Hatcher of Smithfield received the Business Management Student of the Year. Hatcher is a senior business management major.  This award is given to an outstanding business management senior having a minimum of 92 semester hours and a  GPA of 3.0 or better with resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interests.

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, at Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visit www.umo.edu.

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