Author: Rhonda Jessup

Sep
11

Chassidy Hodge…Shaped by the Past, Poised for the Future

September 11, 2023 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – From her desk, located on the 15th floor of the Bank America Corporation building, Chassidy Hodge has a birds-eye view of the Raleigh skyline. “I definitely love the view,” she said. “The traffic, well, that has taken some getting used to,” she […]

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Sep
08

Sports Attorney Richard Ford to Speak at UMO

September 7, 2023 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations Macy Parkhurst, Student Intern MOUNT OLIVE –Renowned Attorney Richard Ford will speak at The University of Mount Olive on September 28 at 12:30 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium. An athlete’s rights advocate, Ford began his law career in the 1980s. His career has been spent […]

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Sep
07

RLS Program Renamed and Reengineered

September 6, 2023 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –The Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) Department at the University of Mount Olive is being renamed and reimaged. The new name will be Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) Department. “At our core, regardless of the name change, we have always been about preparing […]

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Sep
06

Mums the Word…UMO to Hold Fall Plant Sale

September 5, 2023 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations  MOUNT OLIVE- “Growing mums is a lot like baking a cake,” said Jason Davis, University of Mount Olive Assistant Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “There is a recipe that has been developed and shared over time to grow the best possible […]

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Sep
01

Ticket Sales Open for “A Carolina Sound Christmas”

September 1, 2023 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations  SELMA – The University of Mount Olive “A Carolina Sound Christmas Dinner & Show,” presented by Deacon Jones Automotive Group is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2023.  Located at the Farm at 95 at 215 Batten Road in Selma, the event will feature the University’s […]

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Aug
29

UMO Nursing Students Don White Coats

August 28, 2023 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – Twenty-one students participated in today’s White Coat ceremony at the University of Mount Olive.  The event marked the formal entry of nursing students into the profession and symbolized their commitment to providing quality healthcare. As faculty, staff, and family members looked on, […]

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Aug
22

Freshmen Encouraged to Let Their Lights Shine at UMO Convocation

Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive welcomed 342 new students to campus Friday, August 18. Faculty, staff, and student volunteers helped them move in.  Community organizations, businesses, and churches handed out bottled water, lemonade, donuts, Bibles, and coupons. “It is always great to have this connection […]

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Aug
17

Word from the “Wise”… First Day School Jitters Are Nothing to Fear

August 17, 2023 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE, NC – First day jitters, almost everyone has experienced them at one time or another. Daylan Wiggs Wise remembers her first grade year.  To help ease the jitters of her students, she has brought a framed photo of herself as a six year […]

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