UMO Hosts Women in Business Forum

UMO Hosts Women in Business Forum

MOUNT OLIVE – On April 24, the University of Mount Olive (UMO) Robert L. Tillman School of Business (TSB) hosted a Women in Business Forum.  Five panelists spoke about their experiences as women in the work force.


The panelists were: Meghan Best, owner of Sugar Babies Children’s Boutique; Cordelia Wilcox, UMO Director of Human Resources; Jennifer Merritt, UMO Director of Marketing; Austie Matheny, interim Director/Manager of Coding Compliance at Wayne UNC Health Care; and Jeannette Sullivan-Bonthuis, CPA & Partner at Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC. The event was moderated by Dr. Jeff Bolles, Associate Professor of Healthcare Management at UMO.


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, in Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visit

Panelists (L-R): UMO Director of Marketing Jennifer Merritt; UMO Director of Human Resources Cordelia Wilcox;  owner of Sugar Babies Children Boutique Meghan Best; CPA and Partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Jeanette Sullivan-Bonthuis; and Interim Director/Manager Coding Compliance at Wayne UNC Health Care Austie Matheny.

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