Jones Earns Top Honor at University of Mount Olive Graduation

MOUNT OLIVE—During the 58th spring commencement at University of Mount Olive, Richard Arlon Jones, Jr. was presented with the prestigious 2012 Martin Award.
Jones, this year’s recipient, graduated Saturday Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration: accounting.  Jones is the son of Cindy and Richard Arlon Jones Sr.  He is currently employed at Oscar N. Harris and Associates and attends Central Baptist Church in Dunn, NC.
The Martin Award is given each year in honor of Lorelle F. Martin, professor emerita, who taught at University of Mount Olive from 1957 to 1987.  The Martin Award is presented for the highest academic average to the baccalaureate graduate whose entire study has been at Mount Olive
College during four years of full-time, continuous enrollment. A $1,000 award accompanies this honor from the Office of Academic Affairs.
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