Gates County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

Gates County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE – A Gates County student was recognized for his achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Donald Bazemore of Eure received the Most Promising Recreation/Leisure Studies (RLS) Underclassman. Bazemore is a sophomore education; health and physical education major.  This award is given to a sophomore or first year RLS major who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and service/leader- ship capabilities. The award is presented to a student recipient having completed at least 30 semester hours at the University of Mount Olive, and at least 12 semester hours of RLS course work, and having a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better and a 3.0 GPA or better on all RLS course work. Service/leadership selection criteria includes: completion of RLS Field Training with grades of B or better; community activities related to the RLS profession; and membership in college, civic clubs, or other organizations.

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, at Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visit

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