Monday, November 29, 2021

Category Archives: Education

UMO Presents Awards To Outstanding Alumni

UMO Presents Awards To Outstanding Alumni

The University of Mount Olive Alumni Association recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding service, contributions, and achievements.  The awards were presented during the Alumni Awards Ceremony held in Rodgers Chapel.  The event was part of the University’s Annual Homecoming celebration. Scott Winslow, from the Class of 1996, received the Tillman Business Award.  Winslow’s wife,…read more »

More Students Now Eligible For Tuition And Fees Grants

More Students Now Eligible For Tuition And Fees Grants

More high school graduates are now eligible for a grant that covers tuition and fees at Wayne Community College. Longleaf Commitment Grants, originally available only to members of the class of 2021, have been extended to include North Carolina high school graduates from December 2019 through December 2021 who start college in the Spring 2022…read more »

WCPS Students To Sing in 2021 Choral Showcase

WCPS Students To Sing in 2021 Choral Showcase

Wayne County Public Schools students will soon spread holiday cheer through festive songs and melodies at the annual district-wide Choral Showcase, with performances spanning over three nights (November 30, December 1, and December 2) at the Goldsboro High auditorium. This is the twentieth year for the annual holiday showcase. The showcase first began in 2001…read more »

Lamms Bequest Largest Unrestricted Gift To Foundation Of WCC (PHOTOS)

Lamms Bequest Largest Unrestricted Gift To Foundation Of WCC (PHOTOS)

(GDN) — It’s the largest unrestricted gift in Wayne Community College’s history.  The estate of Williams S. “Bill” and Melda B. Lamm has left over $1 million to the Foundation of Wayne Community College.  The Lamms’ nephew Don Pittman made the announcement Tuesday at WCC.  Mark Hale, the attorney for the Lamm estate, says the…read more »

UMO Names Atrium In Honor Of Gary Fenton Barefoot

UMO Names Atrium In Honor Of Gary Fenton Barefoot

Gary Fenton Barefoot’s name and legacy will forever be a part of the fabric of the University of Mount Olive. Barefoot’s longstanding connection to UMO started in the mid-1950’s when he enrolled as a student and later earned his associate’s degree from the institution. Barefoot retired from the University in 1999 after a 34-year stint…read more »

WCPS To Award Additional Retention Bonuses

WCPS To Award Additional Retention Bonuses

This fall, Wayne County Public Schools, with the support of the Wayne County Board of Education, has worked hard to recognize the ongoing extra efforts our staff are making as a result of COVID.  Earlier this fall, the district announced a retention bonus for staff who remained employed with Wayne County Public Schools through the…read more »

UMO Celebrates Founding, Presents Awards

UMO Celebrates Founding, Presents Awards

The University of Mount Olive celebrated 70 years of providing Christian higher education at the University’s annual Founders Day Worship Service on Wednesday, November 17. The Reverend Frank R. Harrison, former Mount Olive College Chaplain from 1971 to 2002, was the guest speaker. Harrison spoke about his days at Mount Olive College as a student…read more »

WCPS Gets Creative To Deliver On “Wellness Day”

WCPS Gets Creative To Deliver On “Wellness Day”

(GDN) — Students and staff at Wayne County Public Schools are getting an extended weekend.  However, the district had to get creative to make today’s “Wellness Day” possible.  WCPS Superintendent Dr. David Lewis explained to the school board last week there were legal issues from the State Board of Education to work around in order…read more »

WCC Plans To “Honor All Who Served” This Veterans Day

WCC Plans To “Honor All Who Served” This Veterans Day

WCC is not doing an in-person event for Veterans Day. But the college is still honoring those who served. Everyone on campus is invited to stop by the Wayne Learning Center Atrium and leave a message on a banner that will be permanently displayed in the Military Resource Center, share their thoughts in a thank-you card for…read more »

Fremont Elementary Has Reported COVID-19 Cluster

Fremont Elementary Has Reported COVID-19 Cluster

Wayne County Public Schools reported a COVID-19 cluster on Tuesday involving five students in the fourth/fifth grade multiage class at Fremont Elementary. As part of its COVID-19 response protocols, WCPS reported and confirmed the cluster with the local health department. All recommended guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services are being followed.…read more »

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