Students Earn Awards at UMO

Beaufort County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – A Beaufort County students was recognized for his achievement at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Caleb Coltrain of Pantego received the Teacher  Education Student of the Year. Coltrain is a senior agriculture education major.  This award is given to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The student must demonstrate service to K-12 education, as well as professionalism evidenced by such things as membership in PTA, attendance at professional meetings, participation in and promotion of teacher education program objectives and activities, attitude and citizenship.  The recipient is selected by the Department of Education faculty.

 

Columbus County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – A Columbus County student was recognized for his achievement at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Timothy Brown of Whiteville received the Healthcare Management Student of the Year. Brown is a senior health care management major.  The Healthcare Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest.  The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

 

Catawba County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Clara Ray Ervin of Catawba received the Southern Bank and Trust Outstanding Agriculture Education Student of the Year. Ervin is a senior agriculture education major.  The Agriculture Education Outstanding Student of the Year Award is sponsored by Southern Bank and Trust. This award is presented to an outstanding  student having completed 60 semester hours and having demonstrated academic excellence, professional service, commitment to community and personal growth as determined by the Agriculture Education and Agribusiness Center faculty and staff.

 

 

 

Craven County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Lisa Jefferson of New Bern received the MBA Student of the Year Award. Jefferson is a  business management major.  The MBA Student of the Year honor is awarded to an MBA scholar who completed all course requirements with the University of Mount Olive and earned the highest grade-point average among all UMO: MBA students who met the graduation criteria during the prior calendar year (i.e., prior three graduations: fall, summer, and spring).

 

 

Durham County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Eileen Rathey of Durham received the Nursing Student of the Year Award. Rathey is a senior nursing major.  The Nursing Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a GPA of 3.8 or higher.  The student must exemplify an enthusiastic commitment and professional image, be a member of their professional nursing organization, and demonstrate evidence of the active pursuit of knowledge through their conscientious efforts in research and scholarly activities, and their creative, positive attitude toward learning and intellectual curiosity.  The student should promote the caring dimension of nursing through their interpersonal skills, sensitivity to others, collaboration efforts and flexibility.

 

 

Greene County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – A Greene County students was recognized for her achievement at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Among those receiving awards were:

D’Nise Williams-Braswell of Snow Hill received the Psychology Student of the Year award. Williams-Braswell is a December 2015 graduate.  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.

 

 

Harnett County Student Receives Award at The University of Mount Olive

 

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

Elizabeth Berger of Dunn received the Most Promising Recreation/Leisure Studies Underclassman award. Berger is a sophomore recreation/leisure studies major.  This award is given to a sophomore or first year RLS major who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and service/leader- ship capabilities. The award is presented to a student recipient having completed at least 30 semester hours at the University of Mount Olive, and at least 12 semester hours of RLS course work, and having a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better and a 3.0 GPA or better on all RLS course work. Service/leadership selection criteria includes: completion of RLS Field Training with grades of B or better; community activities related to the RLS profession; and membership in college, civic clubs, or other organizations.

 

 

Johnston County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Mary Jones of Princeton received the The President’s Citizenship Award. Jones is a sophomore biology major.  The President’s Citizenship Award, first awarded in 1972, is a scholarship sponsored by President Philip P. Kerstetter and Mrs. Mary Kerstetter. The award is presented to a returning student who has made the greatest contribution to the University during the academic year. The scholarship is payable on future educational expenses at the University of Mount Olive. The recipient is chosen by a ballot of the student body.

Richard Ward of Smithfield received the The Louise Edgerton Teacher Education Student of the Year. Ward is a senior English education major.  This award is sponsored through the generosity of Dr. Thomas R. Morris in memory of his cousin, Louise Edgerton, to honor her 18 years of service as a trustee to the University and her 40 years as a public school teacher. The award is presented to a senior education major demonstrating academic excellence and showing promise as a prospective educator. The award recipient is selected by the Department of Education faculty.

Dwayne Casey of Clayton received the Award of Excellence in Prepartion of Christian Ministry. Casey is a December 2015 graduate. “The religion degree offered at UMO affords me not only sound training in biblical, theological, and practical ministry concepts, but it also gives me an opportunity to experience a spectrum of subject matter in other courses that are non-ministry related,” said Casey. “All of this combined help to make me a more well-rounded minister and leader.”

Anna Mitchell of Princeton, NC received the History/Social Studies Student of the Year award. Mitchell is a sophomore history major.  The History/Social Studies Student of the Year is awarded to a student who has shown excellence in the field of historical studies as demonstrated by a superior grade point average (3.5 or higher), academic excellence. professional service, and personal growth.

 

 

Sampson County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Christopher Saenz of Newton Grove received the The Jan Brewer Scholarship Award. Saenz is a freshmen  major.  The Jan Brewer Scholarship Award, given in memory of Janet Ruth Brewer (1959—1981), class of 1979, is made possible by an endowment established in Ms. Brewer’s honor in April 1980 by her classmates and friends.  Ms. Brewer, a member of Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church, though born with Cystic Fibrosis, achieved her goal of earning a college degree when she received an Associate in Science degree from The University of Mount Olive.  This award is given to a student who is successfully overcoming adversity in pursuit of a college education.  The Jan Brewer Scholarship is payable on future educational expenses at University of Mount Olive.

Aaron Cole Warwick of Newton Grove received the Agribusiness Student of the Year award. Warwick is a senior agribusiness major.  The Agribusiness Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest.  The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

Sara Love Best of Newton Grove received the Handy Mart Business Scholarship. Best is a junior agribusiness major.  The Handy Mart Business Scholarship is sponsored by E. J. and Judson Pope who select two rising juniors majoring in Business Administration who best exhibit excellence in academics, university and community service and civic responsibility.

 

 

New Hanover County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – A New Hanover County student was recognized for his achievement at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Richard Merritt of Wilmington received the The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship. Merritt is a senior accounting major.  The North Carolina Association of CPAs Scholarship is sponsored by the Coastal Plains Chapter of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and awarded to an outstanding senior accounting student selected by the University of Mount Olive accounting faculty.  The selection process culminates in selecting a student who demonstrates extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

 

Wake County Students Receive Awards at The University of Mount Olive

 

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

Linda Goes of Apex received the Business Management Student of the Year award. Goes is a  business management major.  The Business Management Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest.  The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

Ashley Pulley of Wake Forest received the Early Childhood Education Student of the Year award. Pulley is a senior early childhood education major.  The Early Childhood Education Student of the Year is awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who has satisfactorily completed a senior research project.  The recipient is selected by the Department of Education faculty.

 

 

Wayne County Students Receive Awards at the University of Mount Olive

 

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

Donald Alan Brinson of Mount Olive received the Visual Student of the Year award. Brinson is a December 2015 graduate.  This award is given to an outstanding art or visual communication major with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who displays academic excellence, professional service, and personal growth.

Billy Mansfield of Goldsboro received the Analytics Student of the Year award. Mansfield is a senior management of information systems major.  This award is given to an outstanding analytics senior having a minimum of 92 semester hours and a GPA of 3.0 or better with resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions, and other interests

Brandon Lee of Mount Olive received the The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners Exam Voucher. Lee is a senior accounting major.  The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountants Examiners (NCSBCPAE) provides an exam voucher to a selected student to cover the expense of taking the North Carolina Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Nicklaus Drake Shaw of Goldsboro received the The M.L Johnson Business Award. Shaw is a junior 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.

John Ryan of Mount Olive received the Michael Bumgarner Outstanding Student of the Year in Criminal Justice and Criminology award. Ryan is a December 2015 graduate.  The Michael Bumgarner Outstanding Student of the Year is awarded to a student of senior standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  The student should promote the University’s covenant, demonstrate quality leadership and intellectual maturity.  Michael Bumgarner was a former lead professor at the UMO RTP lcoation.

Kiera Daniels of Pikeville received the Don Miller Award. Daniels is a senior criminal justice and criminology major.  This award is given in memory of Detective Donald A. Miller, a Criminal Justice Department graduate and New Bern police officer who gave his life in the line of duty. The award is given to the criminal justice student who best demonstrates academic prowess in the classroom and professionalism in the criminal justice field. The recipient is selected by the criminal justice student awards committee. The recipient must be a senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA in either the modular or online program format. The recipient should promote the University’s covenant and demonstrate quality leadership and intellectual maturity.

Micah Elizabeth Lee of Mount Olive received the Music Student of the Yea awardr. Lee is a sophomore biology and piano performance major.  The Music Student of the Year Award is given to the senior student who best exemplifies the ideals of a successful music major by demonstrating discipline and musical excellence.  Selection criteria include:  minimum GPA of 3.2, music major, academic excellence, professional service, and outstanding musical ability.

 

 

Wilson County Student Receives Award at the University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE -A Wilson County student was recognized for her achievement at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Carolyn Brown of Wilson received the W. Burkette Raper Religion Student of the Year award. Brown is a senior religion major.  The W. Burkette Raper  Student in Religion is given to an outstanding graduating student on the basis of academic excellence. This award is given in honor of Dr. W. Burkett Raper, president of The University of Mount Olive from 1954—1995.

 

 

Out-of-State Students Receive Awards at The University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – Several out-of-state students were recognized for their achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Among those receiving awards were:

Michael Munoz of Whittier, CA received the The Senior Citizen Cup. Munoz is a senior recreation/leisure studies major.  The Senior Citizenship Cup is presented by the Student Affairs Office to the graduating senior who has evidenced the most outstanding qualities of citizenship during his/her academic career at the University of Mount Olive.  The recipient of this award is selected by a committee of faculty, student, and staff representatives.  Munoz also 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.

Jeffrey J. Yasalonis of Yardley, PA received the Handy Mart Business Scholarship. Yasalonis is a junior accounting major.  The Handy Mart Business Scholarship is sponsored by E. J. and Judson Pope who select two rising juniors majoring in Business Administration who best exhibit excellence in academics, university and community service and civic responsibility.

Jocelyn Yurchak of Leola, PA received the Handy Mart Business Scholarship. Yurchak is a junior healthcare management major.  The Handy Mart Business Scholarship is sponsored by E. J. and Judson Pope who select two rising juniors majoring in Business Administration who best exhibit excellence in academics, university and community service and civic responsibility.

Nicole Karas of Fort Morgan, CO received the Mathematics Student of the Year. Karas is a  mathematics major.  The Student of the Year in Mathematics is given to an upper-class student who has excelled in mathematics as determined by the Department of Mathematics.

Alyssa Fox of Anchorage, AK received the Lorelle F. Martin Science Award. Fox is a senior biology major.  This award is a scholarship given by the University of Mount Olive in honor and memory of Lorelle F. Martin, professor emerita, who taught science at The University of Mount Olive from 1957-1987. The award is given to an outstanding returning science major who has demonstrated excellence in the biological sciences selected by the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences.

Emily Shaw of Gilbert, AZ received the English Student of the Year. Shaw is a senior English major.  This award is given to a student who maintains a 3.0 GPA, demonstrates intellectual maturity, possess excellent analytical and communication skills and who shows enthusiasm about the field by participating in extracurricular activities within the department and reading beyond that required for coursework.  The $100 cash award from Sigma Tau Delta, is presented to the best English studies student, as chosen by the Language and Literature faculty.

 

 

International Students Receive Awards at The University of Mount Olive

 

MOUNT OLIVE – Several international students were recognized for their achievements at the University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Among those receiving awards were:

Sebastian Moerk-Anderson of Notteroy, Norway received the Computer/Management Information Systems Student of the Year award. Moerk-Anderson is a senior management of information systems/computer information systems major.  The Computer/Management Information Systems Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest.  The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

 

Ross Bowman of New Westminister, British Columbia received the Accounting Student of the Year award. Bowman is a senior accounting with a minor in business analytics major.  The Accounting Student of the Year is awarded to a senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must demonstrate a resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions and other interest.  The award is determined by faculty from the Tillman School of Business.

Candace Corkin of Alberta, Canada received the Human Resource Management Student of the Year award. Corkin is a human resources management  major.  University accounting faculty select the award recipient.  The selection process culminates in selecting a student who demonstrates extraordinary achievement, leadership, and talent both inside and outside of the classroom.

Santago Zapata of Medellin, Colombia received the Sophia Potts English Award. Zapata is a freshmen criminal justice major.  This award is a $1,000 scholarship established in 1983 by Dr. James Alton Cowan in memory of his teacher Sophia H. Potts (1908-1982), who taught English and speech at The University of Mount Olive from 1956-1959. Students with freshman standing are invited by faculty to participate in an essay-writing contest in early April. The winning essay is voted on based on its originality and clarity of purpose.

Robert Poole of the United Kingdom received the Award for Excellence in Science. Poole is a junior chemistry major.  This award is given to an outstanding returning science major who has demonstrated excellence in the physical sciences selected by the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences.

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