Sampson County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

Sampson County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

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

Aydan Tart of Newton Grove received the History/Social Studies Student of the Year. Tart is a senior history major.  This award is given to an outstanding history/social studies student as selected by the Department of History and Social Studies faculty.  Selection criteria include:  having a GPA of 3.5 or better; academic excellence; professional service; and personal growth.

Chandler Smith of Newton Grove received the Early Childhood Education Student of the Year. Smith is a senior early childhood education major.  This award is given to an outstanding ECE student as selected by the Department of Education faculty.  Selection criteria include:  having a GPA of 3.0 and having satisfactorily completed the senior research project.

Matthew Hollingsworth of Clinton received the Visual Arts Student of the Year. Hollingsworth is a senior visual arts major.  This award is given to the senior student who best exemplifies the ideals of the successful visual arts major by demonstrating discipline, creativity, and integrity.

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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