Author: Rhonda Jessup

Aug
17

Kenneth Buchanan Hired as UMO Vice President for Business and Finance

August 17, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –Kenneth Buchanan of Western North Carolina has joined the University of Mount Olive as Vice President for Business and Finance.  In this position, he will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the University, including providing leadership and coordination in […]

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Aug
16

UMO to Welcome New Students August 21

August 16, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive campus will soon be abuzz with activity.  New students move-in on August 21, returning students will arrive on August 23, and traditional classes are set to begin on August 24.  Parents will, once again, be able to […]

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Aug
13

UMO to Host Aviation Event

August 16, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – In honor of National Aviation Day, the University of Mount Olive will host an aviation event on August 19, from 6-8:30 PM. Held at the Mount Olive Municipal Airport, the event will feature a band, hors d’oeuvres, and an insider look at […]

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Aug
12

Jamelle Ingram Aspires to Inspire

MOUNT OLIVE – Growing up Jamelle Ingram, of Dudley, was considered a loner.  “I had low self-esteem during my formative years,” Ingram admits.  “In middle and high school, I remained isolated from my peers.  I really only had one true friend.” As an outlet, Ingram played tennis.  He lost often, but was satisfied with the […]

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Aug
10

 UMO Ag Alumni Reunion Provides Bushels of Fun

August 11, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – This summer, more than 200 alumni, friends, and family members gathered for the University of Mount Olive’s inaugural Ag Alumni Reunion.  Held at the George R. Kornegay Student Farm, the event celebrated the 19-year history of UMO’s ag programs, as well as […]

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Aug
09

UMO Addresses Need for Addictions Counselors

August 09, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – Among Americans aged 12 years and older, 31.9 million are current illegal drug users, according to a study by the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics.  The study indicates that if alcohol and tobacco are included, that number jumps to a mind-boggling […]

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Jul
29

Not All Healthcare Heroes Wear Scrubs

July 30, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –Not all healthcare heroes wear scrubs.  Brandie Johnson is a prime example. Johnson is a Service Access Manager with Duke Health.  Her title, however, does not define her role.  She manages three clinics with Duke Health, two of which are residency clinics.  She […]

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Jul
27

Sampson County’s Leah Williams is a Product of Her Raising

July 27, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –It was a hot July morning when Leah Williams, a 2020 University of Mount Olive graduate, took a quick break from her job to talk about education, farming, and the future of her family’s business.  A fourth generation member of Williams Produce Farm […]

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