Nov
19

Hands-on Approach to Agriculture Gives UMO Students Unique Advantage

November 19, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE- “Even though I grew up in a farming town and spent years in local 4-H, I did not get the real experience of agriculture until I came to the University of Mount Olive (UMO),” said Tessa Seitter, an agriculture production systems major from […]

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Nov
16

University of Mount Olive RLS Class Helps Bring Whirligig Festival to Life

November 16, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – COVID-19 has been an unwelcome guest for our entire nation.  It has caused us to do things differently and think creatively to stay connected. In that regard, the University of Mount Olive’s Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) 320 Program Planning and Leadership […]

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Nov
09

Virtual UMO Alumni Homecoming Event Planned

November 09, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations   MOUNT OLIVE-“One of the most cherished traditions at the University of Mount Olive is Homecoming and Pickle Classic Weekend,” said Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Anna Whitman.  “The weekend is a time for alumni to gather and relive those special moments that were created […]

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Nov
09

Sarah Ford Seeks to Make a Difference in the World of Mental Health

November 09, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations MOUNT OLIVE – “I would like to be a part of the changes that need to be made in the mental healthcare field,” says Sarah Ford of Raleigh. Ford earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in political science from North Carolina A&T […]

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Nov
05

Lee Earns Certification

November 5, 2020 Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations Katrina Lee, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Mount Olive, recently completed a certification that few in academia possess. Offered through the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the Financial Aid Administrator Certification (FAAC) is a rigorous program that enhances the financial […]

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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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