Nov
02

UMO Receives $1 Million Gift

November 2, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations The University of Mount Olive (UMO) has received a $1 million gift from one of its longtime friends and benefactors, Dr. Thomas R. Morris of Wilmington, NC.   The contribution from Morris was inspired by his desire to invest in building opportunities for the University’s new […]

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Oct
29

Internship Opportunities Have Positive Impact on UMO Ag Students

October 29, 2020 When Hunter Hall of Hillsborough, NC began her college search, she knew she wanted a small school in North Carolina where she could study agriculture. The University of Mount Olive (UMO) checked all of those boxes. “When I visited campus for the first time, I fell in love with the small-town atmosphere […]

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Oct
26

UMO Receives $692,000 for AgPrime Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2020 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – The Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center within the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at the University of Mount Olive has been awarded $692,000.00 from the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to administer and award a three-year grant program […]

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Oct
22

Dr. H. Edward Croom Appointed President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees has publically announced they appointed Dr. H. Edward Croom as President.  The news came from Board Chair Earl W. Worley, in a message to students, faculty and staff. Croom will be the […]

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Oct
19

UMO Students Compete in Statewide Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –Five University of Mount Olive students recently competed in a statewide virtual event aimed at tackling community issues related to COVID-19 that could be mitigated by financial technology. Selected from the Tillman School of Business, the students representing the University […]

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Oct
15

Get Your Peanuts and Potatoes at UMO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations Get Your Peanuts and Potatoes at UMO MOUNT OLIVE – Students in the University of Mount Olive’s School of Agricultural and Biological Sciences have been hard at work harvesting peanuts and sweet potatoes. They are currently selling these items on a first-come, […]

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Oct
15

Heather Glennon Not Only Talks the Talk, She Walks the Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations UMO’s Heather Glennon Not Only Talks the Talk, She Walks the Walk MOUNT OLIVE- University of Mount Olive (UMO) Associate Professor of Animal Science Dr. Heather Glennon enjoys working around animals. “It’s the first thing I do when I get up and […]

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Oct
14

UMO Participates in NC Countdown to College

MOUNT OLIVE – Every October the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) hosts a “NC Countdown to College” event to help students focus on their college applications in an efficient way. This month-long event provides resources for students to better navigate the path to college including engaging with and assisting students in completing critical steps […]

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