Annual Martin Lecture RESCHEDULED for April 3

MOUNT OLIVE – The 22nd Annual Lorelle F. Martin Science Lecture which was originally scheduled at the University of Mount Olive on February 11, had to be postponed due to inclement weather.  The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3, at 7 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium, located at 652 R B Butler Drive on the University campus.

Dr. Dudley Anderson, a noted oncologist and collector of fine glass art, will be the speaker. Anderson received a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in 1960 and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1964. His internship and residency were at the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital of Case Western Reserve University. He received training in hematology and oncology at the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research in Philadelphia during 1969-1971. Before arriving at the Cardeza Foundation, he served in the U.S. Navy during 1966-1968.

In the early years of Anderson’s practice in Wilson, he was one of only a very few full-time oncologists in Eastern North Carolina. As the population of this region grew, so did Anderson’s practice. Over the years, he has touched the lives of thousands of North Carolina’s families. He joined the Carolina Clinic and staff of the Wilson Memorial Hospital in 1971. In 1991, he opened his own practice. In 2000, he joined the East Carolina School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor.

Anderson is a former director of the North Carolina Cancer Society and the National Oncology Practice Alliance. He has been president of the North Carolina Oncology Society and president of the Wilson Memorial Hospital medical staff as well as a trustee of the Wilson Memorial Hospital. Those are just a few of Anderson’s numerous positions of responsibility.

In recent years, Anderson and his wife, Lisa, have been actively engaged as collectors and students of glass art. Their superb collection is internationally recognized. Selections from their collection have been displayed throughout the United States and foreign countries. For example, items from their collection have appeared in the Chrysler Museum; the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Renwick Museum in Washington DC; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and the National Gallery of Australia. The Andersons, today, are recognized as leading experts in fine glass art of the world.

Anderson is a board member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and the National Liberty Museum. He is a member of the British Contemporary Glass Society; the Chrysler Museum; the Corning Museum; the International Museum of Ceramic Art; the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England; and an advisory board member of the Renwick Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Anderson recently has been engaged in a program to counsel Mount Olive students in planning for successful futures. In 2013, he conducted a series of “foresight workshops” with graduating seniors, entitled “Your Life; Your Choices.”

During the 2104 Martin Lecture, Anderson will recount the challenges and rewards of his decision to pursue the profession of medicine — more specifically, hematology and oncology. Beginning from the day that he told his father that he had decided not to become a lawyer (contrary to his father’s intention) until his recent return to school in Italy for study of the Italian language and culture, Anderson will guide his audience through his fascinating life’s journey.

The annual Lorelle F. Martin Lecture was established in 1993 by Dr. E. Lee Glover as an annual tribute to his former professor Lorelle F. Martin. Martin served for 30 years as chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics at Mount Olive College before retiring in 1987.

This event is sponsored by the Mount Olive College Department of Biological and Physical Sciences. For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. David Dommer, chair of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at or 919-658-7854.

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