Wee Receives Morris Award for Academic Excellence at UMO

Wee Receives Morris Award for Academic Excellence at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- Ai Theeng Wee from Klang, Malaysia received the distinguished Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Mount Olive’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 5.

The $3,000 cash award is given to the baccalaureate graduate who best exemplifies serious academic pursuit and love and breadth of learning. The award requires a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average and exhibited leadership in extracurricular activities. The recipient must have been a full-time student and is selected by a committee of faculty members and Student Government Association representatives.

Ai Theeng majored in Management of Information Systems and minored in Graphic Design.  She has a 3.993 GPA. Dr. Karl Reimers said, “Ai Theeng is an exemplary hard-working student who is a humble perfectionist.”


Professor Steve Simmerman added, “Ai Theeng always demonstrates a passion for learning new things while exhibiting creative problem-solving and a wonderfully positive attitude.”


Ai Theeng has served as a Resident Assistant and has been active in the Christ Across Campus ministry, Campus Activity Board (CAB), and the International Club.


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, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, in Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visit www.umo.edu.