Jan
16

Montserrat Makes the Most of Her Time at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- When tennis player Ingrid Montserrat made the decision to attend the University of Mount Olive (UMO), she knew she would be playing on a whole new court-literally. Born in Tarragona, Spain, this international student was unaware of UMO until she received a surprise email from an Assistant Tennis Coach at UMO. “I started […]

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Jan
15

UMO to Hold Open House February 1

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) is hosting an open house for prospective students to get a taste of what university life is like. This event will be held on Saturday, February 1. Registration will begin at 9 AM in Kornegay Arena. High school juniors and seniors, college transfers, and their parents are […]

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Jan
15

UMO to Host Annual Church Night Basketball Games

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will hold a special night of basketball games for church members of all ages to enjoy in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on Saturday, January 25th. The University of Mount Olive Trojans will compete against Erskine College. The women’s team is scheduled to play at […]

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Jan
13

Rachael Cottle Finds Fulfillment and Faith at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- It is a common rite of passage for all freshman to have new and exciting experiences when entering college. However, for freshman Rachel Cottle, everything about college life is new- including being back in America. Feeling the call to become missionaries, Cottle’s family moved to Cambodia in 2001 when she was just 10 […]

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Dec
23

Emily Woodward Receives Morris Award for Academic Excellence at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- Graduating senior Emily Woodward received the distinguished Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Mount Olive’s (UMO) December Commencement. The Award is presented to the UMO senior from the traditional academic program graduating with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA). The award is made possible through the generosity […]

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Dec
13

A Gift for Posterity…

MOUNT OLIVE – Barbara Herring Price has donated 52 acres of her childhood family farm to the University of Mount Olive, to be used by the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. The farm is located just outside of Mount Olive near Seven Springs. “I wanted to give the land to UMO, because I feel […]

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Dec
02

UMO Graduation Set for December 14

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will hold its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14 at 10:30 AM in Kornegay Arena. The commencement speaker will be the Reverend Ronnie V. Hobgood. Hobgood, a native of Farmville, NC, serves as President of the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists.  He graduated from Mount […]

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Nov
20

UMO Alumnus Dean Rouse Receives Tillman Business Award

MOUNT OLIVE- Dean Rouse of Pink Hill recently received the Tillman Business Award during the 2019 University of Mount Olive (UMO) Alumni Awards Ceremony. Rouse, a seventh generation tobacconist, graduated from Mount Olive College with a bachelor of science in political sciences in 1990. Living on the family farm in the Liddell Community of Lenoir […]

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