Jones County Students Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

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

China Marshall of Maysville received the Outsanding Recreation/Leisure Studies Major. This award is given to an outstanding RLS senior who has demonstrated scholarshis and service/leadership capabilities. The award is presented to a student recipient having completed at least 92 semester hours (30 of which must be from UMO), and 48 semester hours of RLS course work at the University of Mount Olive, and having a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better and a 3.5 GPA or better on all “core” and “professional emphasis” course work. Scholarship selection criteria includes: professional conferences, workshops, or seminars attended; professional memberships; volunteer or paid experiences related to the RLS profession; positions held inUniversity; civic clubs, or other organizations; and membership in other academic/scholarly societies.

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