May
04

UMO Grads Turn Tassels at Weekend Ceremonies

May 4, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup MOUNT OLIVE –More than 350 students graduated from the University of Mount Olive over the weekend during three ceremonies.  It was the first in-person commencement at the institution in over a year.  The ceremonies were held by school with each graduate receiving two non-transferable guest tickets to ensure social […]

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May
03

Ratcliff and Irwin Receive Morris Awards for Academic Excellence at UMO

May 3, 20201Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- Mallory Noel Ratcliff of Fredericksburg, VA and Monica Lynn Irwin of Wilmington received the Dr. Thomas R. Morris Awards for Academic Excellence at the University of Mount Olive’s spring commencement. The Thomas R. Morris Awards are presented to the traditional and non-traditional baccalaureate graduates […]

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Apr
26

May 1st is Decision Day for College Students

April 26, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE-May 1st has long been known as “Decision Day” in the world of traditional higher education.  It is a national day of celebration for students who have decided on their college or university of choice. For many colleges and universities, it signals the deadline […]

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Apr
23

In-Person May Graduation

April 23, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup MOUNT OLIVE –The University of Mount Olive will graduate more than 350 students during three ceremonies over a two-day period.  Due to COVID-19, it will be the first in-person ceremonies in over a year. “Our students have worked so hard and have waited so long for graduation day, and […]

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Apr
21

UMO and Randolph Community College Partner to Offer Ag Degrees

April 22, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) in collaboration with Randolph Community College (RCC) will offer students from Randolph County and the surrounding region the opportunity to complete a bachelor of science degree in multiple agricultural disciplines. Through the agreement, UMO will deliver junior and senior level courses […]

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Apr
19

UMO Plans STEM on the “Screen” Event

April 19, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup MOUNT OLIVE – For the past several years, the University of Mount Olive has hosted over 700 third graders from Wayne and Duplin Counties for the annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on the Green.  However, because of COVID-19, this year’s event is being converted into a STEM […]

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Apr
16

Duplin and Mount Olive Students Encouraged to Apply for Scholarship Money

April 15, 2021 Rhonda Jessup, Public Affairs Director  MOUNT OLIVE – High school seniors from Duplin County or the Town of Mount Olive who are interested in attending the University of Mount Olive could be eligible for significant scholarship funding through the University’s Herring Scholarship program. According to Tim Woodard, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, […]

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Apr
13

University of Mount Olive Surpasses Giving Day Goal

April 12, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – A total of 204 donors collectively gave $53,000 to the University of Mount Olive for its recent Annual Giving Day.  The amount more than doubled the University’s initial goal of $25,000, and is the largest since the event began in 2017. “I […]

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