Duplin County Students Receive Awards at Mount Olive College

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

Derrick Mathis of Teachey received the Management Information Systems (MIS) Outstanding Student of the Year Award.  Mathis is a senior MIS major.

Janetta Smith of Rose Hill received the Edwin Sutherland Award. Smith, a senior criminal justice major, is married to Joshua Adkins.  The Edwin Sutherland Award is named after a leading figure in criminal justice theory and research. The award is given to the student who best exhibits excellence in academics and the recipient is chosen by the criminal justice faculty. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA, professionalism and leadership are the criteria.

Joshua King of Faison received the Kathleen B. Warren Music Award.  King, a freshman music-voice major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley.  The Kathleen B. Warren Music Award is a scholarship in honor of Kathleen B. Warren, Professor Emeritus of Music, who taught voice at University of Mount Olive from 1958-1981. The award is given to a returning student selected by the music faculty for outstanding musical ability.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.moc.edu.