University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville Cuts Ribbon at New Location

Government officials, Chamber members, business leaders, and representatives from University of Mount Olive’s alumni, students, faculty and staff were present for the College’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on January 20.
According to Director of University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville Guy Bradbury, University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville has grown significantly since its beginning in January 2009, and is now serving around 200 students.  “The new location, at 2543 Onslow Drive, will provide students with additional classroom space, a student community area, additional office space and more parking.  These new amenities will allow the College to serve even more citizens of Onslow County and surrounding areas,” said Bradbury.
President Philip P. Kerstetter said, “Since its founding in 1951, it has been the dream and vision of University of Mount Olive to serve the educational needs of eastern North Carolina.  During the past 61 years, we have been doing just that.  We have systematically moved into locations beyond Mount Olive so that we can better serve this region, and we are delighted to be here in Jacksonville because this is an optimal spot for us to do so.  I know from over 40 years of experience in higher education that great things happen when you partner with other organizations, and our ability to partner with the Chamber and specifically with the Rose family has just been instrumental in making this new building a reality.  We are proud to be an educational provider to this great Jacksonville area, and we intend to be outstanding neighbors to you all.”
Following the ribbon cutting, guests were invited to tour the facilities, register for door prizes and enjoy refreshments.
Program offerings at University of Mount Olive at Jacksonville include bachelor degree programs in Business Management, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Health care Management, Human Resource Management and an associate degree in General Studies.  The one-night-a-week class format is specifically designed to accommodate the career goals and busy lifestyle of working adults.
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