Author: Rhonda Jessup

Apr
07

New Director of Athletics Appointed

April 7, 2022 Contact:  Ryan Smith, Sports Information Director MOUNT OLIVE –  University of Mount Olive President Dr. H. Edward Croom has announced the appointment of Joey Higginbotham as Director of Athletics.  He will succeed Jeff Eisen who retired in December after 16 and a half years at the helm of Trojan athletics. In making […]

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Apr
04

Ag Fest Attracts Hundreds

April 4, 2022 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE-The University of Mount Olive recently hosted its 7th Annual AgFest event to promote and celebrate awareness of agriculture and other academic opportunities at UMO.   The event was attended by more than 1,600 FFA students and 200 advisors from 74 schools across North Carolina. […]

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Apr
04

UMO Surpasses Giving Day Goal

April 04, 2022 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –  A total of 289 donors collectively gave $84,412 to the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Giving Day.  The amount more than doubled the University’s initial goal of $30,000. Donors of the 24-hour fundraising event had the opportunity to earmark their gifts to […]

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Mar
31

UMO Spring Choral Concert Set for April 5

MOUNT OLIVE –On Tuesday April 5th, the University of Mount Olive Fine Arts Department will present its Spring Choral Concert.  The event will start at 7 PM and last about an hour.  It will be held in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The concert will feature […]

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Mar
30

UMO to Hold Spring Plant Sale

March 30, 2022 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations  MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will hold its annual spring flower sale on Friday, April 8, from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, April 9, from 9 AM to noon at the UMO Greenhouse located at 205 Bert Martin Road in […]

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Mar
28

Military Veteran Plans for Career Change

March 28, 2022 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –Joe Long has spent the majority of his adult life serving his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He has been stationed in Virginia, California, and North Carolina.  He has been deployed eight times to the Middle East, Afghanistan, South and Central […]

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Mar
21

Trojan First Event A Success

UMO held its first of several Trojan First Day events for incoming freshmen and their parents on Saturday, March 19. “The weather was perfect and it was a fun and informative day,” said Director of Admissions Nicole Balsamello. Students had the opportunity to meet faculty members from their prospective areas of study and get their […]

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Mar
17

Giving Back, Paying it Forward

March 17, 2022 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –On Tuesday, March 29, the University of Mount Olive community will come together for its annual Giving Day. “Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge that creates an opportunity to give back and make a difference,” said Anna Whitman Assistant Director of Annual […]

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