UMO Plans Reunion Event for Ag Alumni
May 28, 2021
Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations
MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will hold a reunion event for its agricultural alumni and their families on Saturday, June 26 at 3 PM at the Kornegay Student Farm. The event will include food, games, farm tours, and lots of fellowship. There is no cost to attend.
“We often use the word ‘family’ to describe the sense of community at the University of Mount Olive,” said Edward Olive Director of the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at UMO and a 2012 graduate. “Every family needs a reunion, and we are so excited to welcome back our graduates and their families to celebrate the success and growth at UMO that all of our alumni have had a hand in creating. We look forward to catching up with our graduates and their families at the Kornegay Student Farm for the Ag Alumni Reunion! We can’t wait for them to see where the agriculture program is now. ”
Anna Whitman, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, said, “We are eager to gather in person and celebrate the generosity of community members that have enabled growth of the agricultural program to now include the farm and other facilities. This is an inspiring accomplishment that our alumni are very proud of and we are excited to welcome them back to Trojan Country!”
“The UMO agriculture program has been successful because of the students that have helped build it through the years,” said Dr. Sandy Maddox, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “Now, as graduates, these alumni are making the same impact on the agricultural industry and rural communities in which they live and work. Our alumni have cultivated careers, families, and businesses across the state. We want to celebrate these accomplishments and encourage alumni involvement to help chart our course in the future just as they have in the past.”
Ag alumni are encouraged to register by June 10 at www.umo.edu/agalumnireunion. The rain date for the event will be Sunday, June 27 at the same location. For more information contact AJones@umo.edu or AWhitman@umo.edu.
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.