Nov
05

A Carolina Sound Christmas

November 5, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations Carolina Sound, the University of Mount Olive’s premier acapella group, led by husband and wife duo Lester and Holly Rector, will present a spectacular show of Christmas music mingled with messages of hope, love, and joy.  The events will take place at the Paramount Theatre […]

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Nov
05

UMO Announces 2022 AgPrime Funding for Farmers and Agribusinesses

November 5, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive (UMO) Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center announces the 2022 AgPrime Cost-Share Grant Opportunity in partnership with the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC). AgPrime funding is available to North Carolina farmers and agribusiness owners for new […]

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Nov
01

Third Graders Experience STEM

November 1, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup. Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – “I never knew that it took 21 days for a chicken to grow inside of an egg,” said a third Northwest Elementary School grader from rom Mrs. Kester’s class.  The student was one of over 650 to attend UMO’s Annual STEM (science, […]

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Oct
29

UMO Hosts Annual All-Star Choir Festival

October 29, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – More than a hundred high school and community college students from Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Pender, New Hanover, Moore, and Harnett Counties recently had the opportunity to be part of a collegiate choral experience.  The University of Mount Olive’s All-Star Choir Festival is […]

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Oct
29

USPOULTRY Foundation Contributes to UMO

October 29, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive received a grant for $4,620 from the USPOULTRY Foundation to be used for student recruitment and retention efforts. This award was made possible in part by Perdue Farms. Mike Levengood, vice president, chief animal care officer and […]

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Oct
28

UMO Students Take Part in Yam Jam Event

October 28, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE-Several University of Mount Olive students participated in the annual Yam Jam event hosted by the Society of St. Andrew.  Members of UMOs Collegiate FFA and Collegiate Young Farmer & Rancher clubs, along with some UMO Honors Program students, harvested and donated sweet potatoes […]

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Oct
28

Dr. Sandy Maddox Recognized as Agricultural Advocate of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE-The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Dr. Sandy Maddox, Dean for the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, as the 2021 Agricultural Advocate of the Year.  The award was presented during the organization’s annual agriculture luncheon at the Maxwell […]

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Oct
27

UMO Homecoming Festivities Set for November 17-21

October 29, 2021 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations    MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will hold its annual Homecoming and Pickle Classic festivities November 17-21.  Plans are being made for events and activities to engage alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages. A 70th Anniversary Founders […]

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