Wayne County Students Receive Awards at MOC
MOUNT OLIVE- Several Wayne County students were recognized for their achievements at University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Among those receiving awards were:
Jessica Lane of Seven Springs received the Don Miller Award. Lane, a senior, criminal justice and criminology major, is the daughter of LuAnn and John Lane. The Don Miller Award is a scholarship in memory of Detective Donald A. Miller, a Criminal Justice Department graduate and New Bern Police Department officer who gave his life in the line of duty. The award is given to the criminal justice student selected by the criminal justice faculty as showing the most promise in the field.
Jessica Pineda of Mount Olive received the Handy Mart Business Scholarship. Pineda, a sophomore business administration accounting major, is the daughter of Leticia and Cipriano Pineda. The Handy Mart Business Scholarships are sponsored by E. J. and Judson Pope who select two rising juniors majoring in business administration who best exhibit excellence in academics, college, and community service, and civic responsibility. The scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year.
Mishael Bautista of Mount Olive received the First Command Financial Scholarship. Bautista, a junior business administration business management and human resource management major, is the son of Felipa and Tito Bautista. The 2010 First Command Financial Scholarship recognizes a business major who has excelled academically and who has demonstrated outstanding service to the department.
Naomi Howard of Mount Olive received the William L. Warren Instrumental Scholarship. Howard, the daughter of Sandra and Donald Howard, is a freshman music education major. The William L. Warren Instrumental Scholarship was begun in 1996 by Mrs. 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.
Jack Pate of Mount Olive received the Outstanding Research Award in the Department of Science and Math. Pate, the son of Mary Francis Pate, is a senior biology major. The award is given to the best research/presentation by a senior as judged by faculty and/or peers at a local, state, or regional meeting.
Jessica Howell of Mount Olive was named the Agribusiness Student of the Year. Howell, the daughter of Vickie and Phil Howell, is a senior agribusiness major.
Christopher Ball of Goldsboro was named University of Mount Olive at Goldsboro Management Student of the Year. Ball, the son of Michael Ball, graduated in December.
Hayley Lind of Goldsboro was named University of Mount Olive at Goldsboro Human Resource Management Student of the Year. Lind is a senior human resource management major.
Debra Rowe of Goldsboro received the Edwin Sutherland Award. Rowe, the daughter of Ricky and Linda Rowe, is a senior criminal justice and criminology major. The Edwin Sutherland Award is named after a leading figure in criminal justice theory and research. The award is given to the student who best exhibits excellence in academics. The recipient is chosen by the criminal justice faculty.
Christina Brock of Goldsboro received the Braswell Award. Brock, the daughter of Leslie and Keith Brock, is a junior pursuing a major in math/science education and a minor in computer information systems. The Braswell Award is a $100 cash award given to the teacher education major who has demonstrated academic excellence, professional service, and personal growth as determined by the teacher education faculty.
Christina Segraves of Goldsboro received the Outstanding Research Award in the Department of Science and Mathematics. Segraves, the daughter of Tereasa and Thom Segraves, is a senior biology major. The award is given to the best research/presentation by a senior as judged by faculty and/or peers at a local, state, or regional meeting.
Crystal Smith of Goldsboro received the Henderson Science Club Plaque for Contribution to the Department of Science and Mathematics. Smith, the daughter of Gayle Willis and John Warren, is a senior biology major. She is also seeking a minor in chemistry.
Rebecca Wade of Goldsboro received the Claude Hunter Moore History Award. Wade, the daughter of Daniel P. Wade, is a junior history major. The Claude Hunter Moore Award is a $500 scholarship given in memory of Claude Hunter Moore (1916-1994), professor emeritus of history, who taught history at University of Mount Olive from 1969-1981. Moore was a resident of Turkey, North Carolina. His wife, Norma, still resides in Turkey. The award is given to a returning history major selected by the history faculty as showing the most promise in the field.
Peter Coffman of Goldsboro was named the Outstanding History Student. Coffman is a junior history major. He is the youngest of five children of Frank and Patricia Coffman. He has been married for 20 years to the former Suzanne Campbell of Valdosta, Georgia, and they have three children; Patrick, Victoria, and Catherine.
Lindsey Tyndall of Mount Olive received the Jan Brewer Award. Tyndall, the daughter of Lu Rae Tyndall and Dempsey W. Tyndall, II, is a sophomore agri-science education major. The Jan Brewer Award is given to a student who is successfully overcoming adversity in pursuit of a college education and is given in memory of Janet Ruth Brewer, class of 1979.
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, Jacksonville, Research Triangle Park and Washington. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.