Inauguration of H. Edward Croom, Ed.D.

Welcome to the virtual inauguration of the University of Mount Olive’s sixth president, H. Edward Croom, Ed.D.

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Mr. & Mrs Ed Costanza wrote on March 30, 2021
Congratulations! May you move forward under God’s direction, may He Bless your service & leadership during & beyond your tenure.
Haywood & Mary Kennedy wrote on March 26, 2021
Nelda K. Smith wrote on March 26, 2021
Frank Webb wrote on March 26, 2021
Congrats Ed!
Crystal Thornton Broadwell wrote on March 25, 2021
Congratulations Mr Croom! Very well deserved. Mount Olive is very blessed to have you! You were a great principal. South Johnston High School class of 2001!!
JoAnne M Whaley wrote on March 25, 2021
As a returning student after more than 30 years, I welcome you as the 6th President of this great school. My first year in 1982 Dr. Raper was in office. I am blessed and honored to be a returning student after so many years to continue my personal education goals. I know that you will do great things to this school that I love so much! Welcome!! Welcome and may God have the glory and honor in all that you do!!
David Mcpherson wrote on March 25, 2021
Congratulations Dr. Croom. I’m so Thankful for you and your leadership. As a Board of Trustee it is a Honor serving with you.
Victoria Neal wrote on March 25, 2021
God bless y’all and thank you for all that you’re doing for this campus especially putting Jesus first in all that you do. May God continue to use you to be a light.
Kate Daniels wrote on March 25, 2021
On behalf of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, congratulations Dr. Croom! Your visionary leadership is already furthering the mission of the University of Mount Olive. We are so very fortunate to have UMO in Eastern NC...and certainly right here at home in Wayne County!
Jean F. Ackiss wrote on March 25, 2021
Congratulations Dr. Croom upon becoming our sixth president at UMO. I support you fully and I appreciate you deeply. I appreciate your inaugural address. Jean
Wendy Lee wrote on March 25, 2021
Dr. Croom, We are so thankful to have you and your family joining the UMO Family! I am very grateful that we have a leader that has such a strong Christian foundation and moral compass! Press On!
Jonathan Saeger wrote on March 25, 2021
Congratulations. Praying for many blessings upon you, your family and UMO.
Jill V. Mills wrote on March 25, 2021
As a 20-year member of the faculty, I feel blessed that you have chosen to share your talents with UMO, particularly during these trying times. You have already earned my respect and support. I am honored to be an active part in your dream for the university. Thank you for your service, Jill
Brenda Pridgen wrote on March 25, 2021
Congratulations Dr. Croom, your wife and family on your inauguration. I wish you much success and personal fulfillment as you lead UMO into the future. May God bless you, your family, and the University of Mount Olive.
Lesia Carter wrote on March 25, 2021
We are so glad to have you with us at the university and thank you for stepping in at a difficult time and making a difference. We are lucky to have you and welcome you and your wife!
Jerilyn Lee wrote on March 25, 2021
What a beautiful inauguration ceremony, and what a blessing you have already been and will be to the University of Mount Olive! You have the full support of the Board. Now that I have almost recovered from knee replacement, I hope to become a more active participant. And saying that I live here in Mount Olive, I hope you will feel free to call on me for whatever service I can provide to you and the University. Blessings to you and your family on a beautiful Inauguration Day!
Katrina Lee wrote on March 25, 2021
Dr. and Mrs. Croom, When I left UMO for another position, it was the hardest decision I had ever made. It would not have been as hard for me to make that decision a year earlier. UMO is fortunate to have such amazing leadership at this point. I have no doubt that the university will thrive under your leadership. You are exactly what the university needs to carry them to the next level. It was a pleasure to work with you for the short time before I left. Today is certainly a great day to be a Trojan!
Sandy Maddox wrote on March 25, 2021
Dr. and Mrs. Croom, I cannot express how confident I am that the Lord has positioned you in this place at this time to provide the vision, leadership, direction, and compassion to take us to His next purpose for each of us and the University. I am proud to be a member of your team and please know that I am here to support and assist you both as you move into this amazing opportunity. We are blessed to have you and are privileged to work with you as we do good work for our students and the University. Thanks for your courage and your obvious faith in the path forward. Sandy
Thomas (Marty) Wiggins, UMO '88 wrote on March 25, 2021
Best wishes to Dr. Croom, his family and the UMO community on this exciting new chapter! (Great job on the virtual inauguration faculty, staff and friends and family!)
Susan Herring wrote on March 25, 2021
What a wonderful day for The University of Mount Olive! Dr.Croom you will lead us into the future of greatness. Welcome !