Johnston County Students Receive Awards

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

Kaylabeth Gudac of Pine Level, North Carolina received the Psychology Student of the Year.  Gudac is a senior psychology major.  The Psychology Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The student should demonstrate quality independent research project or clinical proficiency as demonstrated by internship site supervisor’s and university supervisor’s evaluations.  The student should also display a commitment to the department/major by participating in clubs, seminars, panels and events.

Robert  Purser of Smithfield received the The M.L Johnson Business Award. Purser is a senior human resource management major.  The M.L. Johnson Business Award is a scholarship in memory of M. L. Johnson (1916—1969), the first Treasurer/Business Manager of The University of Mount Olive (1951 – 1961).  The scholarship is given to a rising senior selected by the business faculty for greatest promise in the field of business.

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