Meyers Receives Alumni Award

MeyersMOUNT OLIVE – During its annual Alumni Awards event, University of Mount Olive recognized Janice Meyers, site administrator of University of Mount Olive at Wilmington, as an “Honorary Alumnus” of the College. The award was presented by MOC Alumnus Bryan DeBose.

Meyers has worked for University of Mount Olive since 1995. In nominating Meyers for the Award, University of Mount Olive at Wilmington Director Marna McMurry said the following:

“In the 18 years since University of Mount Olive opened its doors in Wilmington, it has had different directors, but only one site administrator.  Janice has kept the ship on the right course through all the changes in personnel and in programming. She was here for the opening of the facility and welcomed the first group of MOC at Wilmington students.  At that time, she and the one or two other staff members prepared covered dish meals for new students and treated them like a part of the family. Frequently, former students, staff, and faculty come in to say, ‘Hello,’ and to give Janice an update on their career or on their family.  Invariably, they follow up with a stop by my office to make sure I know what an inspiration she has been to them personally or to tell me a story of how Janice offered them her guiding hand when they were here.

Janice is not only known for her kindness to others, but also by the excellence of her work.  When work becomes difficult, Janice believes a Christian must rise to the occasion and execute their job faithfully and well.  She does so to the best of her ability.  Without fail, her work is always submitted on time with a positive attitude, and her standard is always excellence.

Most importantly, Janice is not just a person who professes to be a Christian in her good deeds and in her spirit, but is a Christian who fulfills the obligations of her faith.  On Wednesday evenings you will find Janice in church with her husband Rodney. Other times you may see them visiting new members or visiting those in need. On Sunday morning you will also find Janice in church fulfilling various roles such as volunteering in the nursery, and during holidays you will find her involved in trunk-or-treat or filling shoeboxes to send to those in need.

Those in her church and in her community know her to be a representative of University of Mount Olive, and she is a wonderful ambassador for us. There are probably individuals who can give more in donations, but I believe giving of oneself on a daily basis is the greatest contribution of all. That is why I am happy to nominate Janice Meyers as the person who deserves to be recognized for her many significant contributions to University of Mount Olive.”

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 and Washington. For more information, visit