University of Mount Olive Spring Alumni Reunion Weekend Set for April 1-3

University of Mount Olive Spring Alumni Reunion Weekend Set for April 1-3

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive is preparing for its 2016 Spring Alumni Weekend, which will take place on April 1-3 at various locations on the Mount Olive campus. There will be a multitude of fun activities for UMO alumni to enjoy while they reconnect with old friends and relive their years at the University.

The weekend will kick off with registration at 11 AM at the Waylin Center, Bay 547.  Registration will be open through 5 PM. At 12 PM, the alumni golf tournament and golf team reunion will take place at Walnut Creek Country Club. From 4 to 7 PM, there will be a Welcome Reception in the Hennessee Room for alumni to gather and reminisce.

At 5 PM in the Deacon Jones Student Lounge, there will be a reunion of Religion Department alumni, which will feature coffee and a theology discussion.

A Hansel and Gretel Performance will take place at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall at 7:30 PM on Friday. The performance will also take place at 3 PM on Saturday.

On Saturday, April 2, registration will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM in the Hunt Presidential Meeting Room. There will be an alumni annual meeting at 11 AM in the Hennessee Room. At 11:30, there will be an awards and reunion luncheon in the Holmes and Lois K. Murphy Center to celebrate the 50th and 25th class reunions and to present awards to outstanding alumni.  Receiving awards this year will be Carolyn Fader Hill of Raleigh from the class of 1964; Jean Fillengame Ackiss of Goldsboro from the class of 1960; Charlotte Fields Watson of Goldsboro from the class of 1996; and John and Deanna Ryan of Mount Olive from the classes of 2015 and 2011, respectively.

Former members of the Mount Olive Singers will gather at 1 PM to visit with Irene Patten to relive their days of choir music and church dinners.

At 2 PM, there will be a class of 1986 reunion in the Archives Room to celebrate their 30th class reunion.

From 3 to 5 PM, there will be campus tours for alumni to see the new additions to the UMO campus, including the new Station Street Apartments. The tour will start at the Holmes and Lois K. Murphy Center.

From 3 to 5 PM, there will be an Agriculture reunion dinner in the Goodson and Wells Building for alumni of the Agriculture Department to return for food and fellowship with classmates and professors. Then at 5 PM, there will be a Tillman School of Business Reunion Dinner at Ribeyes of Mount Olive.

There will also be a host of athletic competitions for alumni to watch and enjoy. Two Men’s Volleyball games will take place throughout the weekend. The first will be held on Friday at 7 PM in Kornegay Arena when the Trojans will take on North Greenville University. Also at 2 PM on Saturday, the UMO Men’s Volleyball team will face Emmanuel College. There will also be a Men’s Lacrosse game at 1 PM on Saturday when they take on Belmont Abbey College at Amon Field.

There will be two alumni soccer games on Saturday as well. The women’s alumni game will be held at the women’s practice field at 3 PM, the men’s alumni game will be held on the practice field at 5 PM. Alumni from the soccer programs are encouraged to return to UMO and play another game of the sport they love!

All alumni are invited to continue their reunions with fellow classmates over dinner at local Mount Olive restaurants. El Mazatlan, Ninos, and Ribeyes are offering 10% discounts to UMO alumni attending the weekend events.

For more information about the alumni reunion weekend, please contact Hope Fields at

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