Wayne County Students Receive Awards at The University of Mount Olive

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

Johnathan Joyner of Mount Olive received the Computer/Management Information Systems Student of the Year Award. Joyner is a senior management of information systems major.






Jonathan Hubbell of Goldsboro received the The M.L Johnson Business Award. Hubbell is a senior accounting major.  The M.L. Johnson Business Award is a scholarship in memory of M. L. Johnson (1916—1969), the first Treasurer/Business Manager of Mount Olive College (1951 – 1961).  The scholarship is given to a rising senior selected by the business faculty for greatest promise in the field of business.


Brian Steward, Jr. of LaGrange received the The Handy Mart Business Scholarship. Steward is a sophomore agribusiness  major.  The Handy Mart Business Scholarship is sponsored by E. J. and Judson Pope who select two rising juniors majoring in Business Administration who best exhibit excellence in academics, university and community service and civic responsibility.






Donald Dale Mitchell of Goldsboro received the Michael Bumgarner Outstanding Student of the Year. Mitchell is a senior criminal justice and criminology major.






Elvia Rodriquez of Dudley received the Student in Mathematics of the Year Award. Rodriquez is a senior math education major.







Hannah Singleton of Goldsboro received the Agriculture Education Student of the Year Award. Singleton is a senior agriculture education major.







Austin Eslyn of Mount Olve received the The Charles B. and Margenette A. Hinnant Music Scholarship. Eslyn is a senior music piano  major.  The Charles B. and Margenette A. Hinnant Music Scholarship is given in memory of both Margenette A. Hinnant and Charles B. Hinnant, a former trustee of Mount Olive College.  The recipient is chosen by the music faculty.






Donald Alan Brinson of Mount Olve received the The Elrod Award and The Art and Visual Communication Award. Brinson is a junior visual communications major.  The Elrod Art Award is a scholarship given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elrod, parents of a 2005 graduate of the Art Department. The award is given to an art or visual communication major who has demonstrated academic excellence, professional service, and personal growth as determined by the Art Department faculty.  A $100 cash award will be given.  The Art and Visual Communication Award is given to the senior student who best exemplifies the ideals of a successful Art or Visual Communication major by demonstrating discipline, creativity and integrity.





Kaylee Wells of Mount Olive received the The Sophia Potts English Award. Wells is a sophomore Chemistry major.  The Sophia H. Potts English Award is a scholarship established in 1983 by Dr. James Alton Cowan in memory of his teacher Sophia H. Potts (1908—1982), who taught English and speech at Mount Olive College from 1956—1959.  The award is given to a rising sophomore selected by the English faculty for excellence in writing.






Eugene Thomas Ferrell of Mount Olive NC received the History/Social Studies Student of the Year Award. Ferrell is a senior history major.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, 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.