Jun
29

Scholarship Recipient Aspires to Give Back

MOUNT OLIVE-The ambition to succeed is as American as apple pie and Coca-Cola.  Lettie Pate was certainly a testament to that thought.  Born in Thaxton, Virginia she was raised in the Episcopal Church, privately educated, and married her husband, Joseph Brown Whitehead, in 1894.  In 1899, Joseph and an associate dreamed up the idea of […]

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Jun
25

Stagnant Job Market Has Students Turning to Graduate School to Improve Marketability

MOUNT OLIVE –University of Mount Olive May graduates Patrick Schweitz and Malak Kafi are doing what many young people are doing during these unsettled times…they are going back to school.  With a somewhat stagnant job market due to COVID-19, Schweitz and Kafi decided to make the most of their time and their futures by enrolling […]

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Jun
18

Flexibility and Patience are Keys to Success for Educator Dr. Kelly Alves

MOUNT OLIVE-Every educator knows that you have to be flexible to be successful.  As an adjunct instructor in the Education Department at the University of Mount Olive (UMO), Dr. Kelly Alves certainly understands and demonstrates flexibility in her work every day. Alves teaches undergraduate online special education courses at UMO. She is also Vice President […]

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Jun
15

Williams Has Promising Future in RLS

Williams Has Promising Future in RLS MOUNT OLIVE-Keychonia Williams of Rocky Mount, NC is a senior recreation and leisure studies (RLS) major and coaching minor at the University of Mount Olive.  This summer she is interning with the Recreation and Parks Department in Clinton, NC. “With the help of Director Jonathan Allen, I am learning […]

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Jun
10

UMO Announces New Online Agribusiness Degree

MOUNT OLIVE-The University of Mount Olive is once again addressing the needs of its students and helping educate tomorrow’s agribusiness leaders. Beginning in the fall of 2020, UMO will offer a bachelor of arts degree in agribusiness that will be 100% online.  Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Dr. Sandy Maddox said, “We are very […]

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Jun
08

UMO’s Amber Weaver Understands the Power of Flowers

MOUNT OLIVE – Flowers have the power to brighten a room, to uplift spirits, to adorn cakes, to show sympathy at funerals, to represent love at weddings, to celebrate special occasions, and the list goes on. University of Mount Olive (UMO) senior Amber Weaver understands and appreciates the power of flowers. “I truly believe that […]

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Jun
04

Sid Gray Sees His Future Bloom at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- University of Mount Olive (UMO) junior agricultural productions systems major Sid Gray grew up in Pikeville, NC.  As a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, he was very familiar with UMO.  After all, it is where both of his parents, Ryan and Stephanie Gray, met and earned their degrees, and where […]

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Jun
01

Princeton’s Daniel Kornegay Talks about Life on the Farm

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive alumnus Daniel Owen Kornegay, II is a third generation farmer.  He and his father own and operate DOK Farms LLC.  The farm’s 1,200 acres includes four finishing hog houses, cattle, and various crops. “Farming is a family tradition for most,” he said. “For me, it is all I […]

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