Wayne County Students Receive Awards at MOC

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

Aisha  Atkinson of Goldsboro received The Outstanding Teacher Education Student of the Year, The Outstanding Language and Literature Student of the Year and the Best Literature Student Award. Atkinson is a senior secondary English education major. The Best Literature Student Award is a $100 cash award from Sigma Tau Delta presented to the best literature student chosen by the Language and Literature Faculty. wayne county, awards day

Allison Ruth Edmonds of Goldsboro received The Human Resource Management Student of the Year Award. Edmonds is a senior human resources major.

Austin Eslyn of Mount Olive received The Outstanding Music Student of the Year and The William L. Warren Outstanding Instrumentalist Scholarship. Eslyn is a junior music piano major. The William L. Warren Outstanding Instrumentalist Scholarship was created in 1996 by Mr. Kathleen B. Warren in memory of her husband, William L. Warren, and is given to a student for outstanding instrumental music accomplishment. The recipient is selected by the music faculty.

Candace King of Goldsboro received The Michael Bumgarner Outstanding Student of the Year Award in Criminal Justice. King is a senior criminal justice and criminology major.

Danielle Blizzard of Mount Olive received The Free Will Bapitst Ministerial Award. Blizzard is a junior religion major. The Free Will Baptist Ministerial Award is a scholarship given by the North Carolina Ministerial Association of Original Free Will Baptists to an outstanding returning Free Will Baptist student who has demonstrated potential for excellence in the Christian ministry. The student is selected by a committee designated by the Ministerial Association.

Jeffrey Dalton Grantham of Mount Olive received The Business Agriculture Student of the Year award. Grantham is a senior agribusiness major.

Joseph Bassili of Goldsboro received The Outstanding Psychology Student of the Year award. Bassili is a senior psychology major.

Katrina Leigh Kornegay of Goldsboro received The Healthcare Management Student of the Year award. Kornegay is a senior business management major.

Lewis Edwards of Goldsboro received The Outstanding History/Social Studies Student of the Year award. Edwards is a junior history major.

Nicholas Barefoot of Pikeville received The Outstanding Student of the Year in Mathematics award. Barefoot is a senior math major.

Roy Tate of Goldsboro received The Claude Hunter Moore History Award. Tate is a junior history major. The Claude Hunter Moore History Award is a scholarship in memory of Claude Hunter Moore (1916—1994) Professor Emeritus of History, who taught history at University of Mount Olive from 1969—1981. The award is given to a returning history major selected by the history faculty as showing the most promise in the field.

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 and Washington. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.