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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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Jul
26

UMO’s Holly Daly Earns Award

July 26, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- Holly Daly, Director of Health Services at the University of Mount Olive, has received The Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Award.  The award is presented to the faculty or staff member that has demonstrated exemplary service in contributing to a transformative campus life […]

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Jul
22

Don’t Let Weeds Spoil the Fruits of Your Labor by Dr. Jason Davis

July 22, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE –At this point in the growing season, if you are not familiar with weeds, you may soon be.  As the motivational quote by an unknown author states, “Weeds don’t need any encouragement to grow.” Weeds do not need fertilizer, rain, or any help, […]

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Jul
21

UMO Holds Admitted Student Day

July 21, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- Nearly 250 new incoming students and their parents attended the University of Mount Olive’s second Admitted Student Day on Wednesday, July 21. During the four-hour event students met with Health Service Director Holly Daly, received student ID’s, attended an opening session with UMO […]

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Jul
20

Paying it Forward: UMO Student, Turned Faculty Member, Provides Scholarship Opportunity

July 19, 2021 Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- Bronda Walker grew up in a middle-class, Christian family with two older brothers and two younger sisters.  Her father, who only completed the third grade, became a self-made, successful businessman, who owned his own construction company. Her mother, the youngest of nine children, […]

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