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Category Archives: Education

UMO Appoints New Board Of Trustee Members

UMO Appoints New Board Of Trustee Members

The University of Mount Olive has appointed five new Board of Trustee members: Pam Hardison Braxton, Paula Coates, Sylvia Herring, Borden Franklin “Frankie” Howell, Jr, and Robert Wilkerson. The University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees is the University’s governing body, and has shaped the growth of the institution since its beginning. The Board is…read more »

WCPS Interim Superintendent Named Superintendent

WCPS Interim Superintendent Named Superintendent

Monday evening, the Wayne County Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Dr. David A. Lewis, interim superintendent and assistant superintendent for accountability/information technology services, as the district’s new superintendent beginning immediately. Dr. Lewis has served as WCPS interim superintendent since January 2021. “Our district has made significant strides over the past year, paying…read more »

WCC Fall Registration Underway

WCC Fall Registration Underway

Registration for fall 2021 college credit courses at Wayne Community College is now open. New and returning students can sign up 8 a.m.-7 p.m., today (July 12), July 20, Aug. 17, and Aug. 18, or during regular office hours through July 28 and Aug. 16-17. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible in…read more »

UMO Expands Offerings For Adult Students

UMO Expands Offerings For Adult Students

With more and more adult students seeking to expand their workplace versatility and earning potential, the University of Mount Olive has recently added a new degree to its arsenal of online degree programs. The new bachelor of arts degree in English has been tailored specifically for adult, online learners. Focused on developing the soft skills…read more »

Gainey Chosen As UMO Adjunct Of The Year

Gainey Chosen As UMO Adjunct Of The Year

Dr. Paul Gainey, Allied Faculty within the University of Mount Olive’s Department of Arts and Education, has been named the 2021 UMO Adjunct of the Year. The award is given in appreciation to an adjunct faculty member who exemplifies devotion above and beyond the classroom. Students nominate faculty members. The nominations are then considered by…read more »

WCC’s Lawson Receives Teaching Award

WCC’s Lawson Receives Teaching Award

Wayne Community College has recognized an outstanding instructor with its highest faculty honor. Dr. Dean Lawson, a history instructor, is the recipient of the college’s 2021 George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award. Lawson began his own higher education journey at Wayne Community College. He went on to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree…read more »

Scholarships Available For Machining Students

Scholarships Available For Machining Students

Wayne Community College has a new scholarship for machining students. Students who are entering the college’s Computer-Integrated Machining program can apply for a $1,000 Gene Haas Scholarship. They must be new to the program but can be current students. Twenty scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. “The ideal candidate would be someone…read more »

WCPS: Remainder of $5 Million Debt Paid Off

WCPS: Remainder of $5 Million Debt Paid Off

After beginning the school year with $5 million in State and Federal debt, Wayne County Public Schools and the Wayne County Board of Education say they will officially close out the 2020-2021 fiscal budget with that debt completely paid off. District administrators say it was truly a team effort – from the Board of Education…read more »

Library Expands Children’s Programs To Cliffs Of The Neuse

Library Expands Children’s Programs To Cliffs Of The Neuse

The Wayne County Public Library will be expanding children’s programming to the Cliffs of the Neuse this summer. Programs will be held every Tuesday at 10:30 AM from June 22-July 27 at the large picnic shelter. In case of rain, the program will meet in the auditorium at the Cliffs of the Neuse. “We want…read more »

UMO’s Lockett Gains Important Life Lessons From Art

UMO’s Lockett Gains Important Life Lessons From Art

Candise Lockett of Birmingham, England came to the United States in 2017 to play sports. Recruited by the University of Mount Olive to be a member of the Trojan Track and Field team, Lockett was unsure of what major she wanted to pursue. “I was interested in the wide range of academic subjects and classes…read more »

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