Johnston County Students Receive Awards At University Of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE – Two Johnston County students recently received awards at the University of Mount Olive. 

Courtney Galloway of Kenly received the Human Resource Management Student of the Year. Galloway is a senior human resources management major.  According to her professors, Galloway is an excellent student who is dedicated to her courses. She recently accepted an internship at EJ Pope and Son, Inc., the parent company of Handy Mart Convenience Stores. In this role, she has gained practical, real world experience which has solidified her decision to pursue an HRM major and a subsequent career path in that field.

The Human Resource Management Student of the Year award is given to an outstanding human resources management senior having a minimumof 92 semester hours and a  GPA of 3.0 or better with resume capturing leadership qualities, community contributions, and other interests.

Madison King

Madison King of Princeton received the The Louise Edgerton Teacher Education Student of the Year. King is a senior elementary education, K-6 major.  Dr. Ruby Bell said, “From observing Madison, I’ve found that she possesses determination, a clear focus, a caring and cooperative spirit and a desire to be successful.  She is dedicated to helping children succeed.  Her work was always submitted on time and graded well-above expectations to superior.  She is always willing to help and step in when necessary.  She held membership in the Professional Teachers Association and the Future Teachers Association both groups were charged with completing a Community Service-Learning Project to give back to the community and she participated.”

The Louise Edgerton Teacher Education Student of the Year award is sponsored through the generosity of the late Dr. Thomas R. Morris in memory of his cousin, Louise Edgerton, to honor her 18 years of service as a trustee to the University and her 40 years as a public school teacher. The award is presented to a senior education major demonstrating academic excellence and showing promise as a prospective educator. The award recipient is selected by the Department of Education faculty.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists.  For more information, visit

(A photo of Courtney Galloway was not available)


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