Duplin County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

Duplin County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE – Several Duplin County students were recognized for their achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Among those receiving awards were:

John “Wes” Warren of Teachey received the English Student of the Year. Warren is a senior English major.  This award is given to a student who maintains a 3.0 GPA, demonstrates intellectual maturity, possess excellent analytical and communication skills and who shows enthusiasm about the field by participating in extracurricular activities within the department and reading beyond that required for coursework.  The $100 cash award from Sigma Tau Delta, is presented to the best English studies student, as chosen by the Language and Literature faculty.

Jonathan  Wojcuich of Beulaville received the The Free Will Baptist Ministerial Award. Wojcuich is a sophomore religion major.  This schoalrship is given by the North Carolina Ministerial Association of Original Free Will Baptist to an outstanding returning Free Will Baptist student who has demonstrated potential for excellence in the Christian ministry.

Lindsay “Morgan” Whitman of Warsaw received the Mathematics Student of the Year. Whitman is a senior math education major.  This award is given to an upper-class student who has excelled in mathematics as determined by the Department of Mathematics.

Melanie Powell of Faison received the Early Childhood Education Student of the Year. Powell is a senior arts and education major.  The Early Childhood Education Student of the Year is awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who has satisfactorily completed a senior research project.  The recipient is selected by the Department of Education faculty.

Johathan  Smith of Pink Hill received the Music Student of the Year. The Music Student of the Year Award is given to the senior student who best exemplifies the ideals of a successful music major by demonstrating discipline and musical excellence.  Selection criteria include:  minimum GPA of 3.2, music major, academic excellence, professional service, outstanding musical ability.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit www.umo.edu.