Alumni Award Descriptions

The following awards may be considered each year to present to deserving individuals. Please note that it will be at the discretion of the University of Mount Olive Alumni Association Awards Committee to decide which awards are given based on your recommendation. All awards are not required to be given annually.

Dianne Brown Riley Distinguished Service Award

  • Presented to an alumnus for on-going participation and leadership in activities that promote the advancement of the University of Mount Olive, rendering outstanding service by going beyond the call of duty for the University and/or the Alumni Association and has distinguished himself/herself through personal or professional accomplishments
  • Eligibility: Open to former students

Young Alumnus Achievement Award

  • Award recognizing young alumnus for his/her exceptional achievement that reflects honor to the University, distinguished themselves as leaders in the areas of civic, religious, and professional life, and serves as inspiration for others to the same high standard
  • Eligibility: Open to former students who attended within the past 10 years

Honorary Alumnus Award

  • Awarded to an individual who has been instrumental in the advancement of the University pf Mount Olive or the community, rendering outstanding service by going beyond the call of duty and is distinguished through personal or professional accomplishments
  • Eligibility: Did not attend the University of Mount Olive

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Awarded to an alumnus of the University of Mount Olive who has made a lifelong contribution to the University
  • Eligibility: Open to former students

Lorelle F. Martin and Michael R. Pelt Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Presented to an exceptional educator in either the public or private sector
  • Eligibility: Must be a graduate of the University of Mount Olive

Burkette Raper Leadership Award

  • Awarded in recognition of distinguished qualities of outstanding character, leadership, personal initiative, integrity, dedication to duty, respect for others, and a good communicator
  • Eligibility: Open to former students

Tillman Business Award

  • Awarded in recognition of extraordinary service and support
  • Eligibility:
    • Open to former students
    • Member of UMO Business Associate Program
      • Business Associates of the University of Mount Olive are businesses that contribute $1,000 or more annually to the University. Contributors to the Business Associates program join a long and distinguished list of community leaders whose vision and generosity enable the University to serve an ever-widening student population with ever-increasing needs. Support provides the operating budget with a dependable flow of unrestricted funds critical to the distinctive education UMO provides its students. Gifts help shape the future by providing opportunities that will last a lifetime.

Alumni Hall of Fame

  • Awarded in recognition of productive citizenship and outstanding service to community, state, nation or humankind, has distinguished himself/herself through professional accomplishment in their field of work, and brought distinction to UMO directly or indirectly through their achievements in these various fields
  • Eligibility: Open to former students