Cumberland County Residents Receives Award at Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE- Lauren Condon of Fayetteville received the Outstanding Research Award at University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony.  Condon, the daughter of Ann and John Condon, is a senior biology major and chemistry minor.  The award is given to the best research/presentation by a senior as judged by faculty and/or peers at a local, state, or regional meeting.  Condon received a plaque.

Condon recently took third place honors at the North Carolina Academy of Science in the John Bowley Derieux Research Award for Oral Presentation category Behavioral Biology. Condon’s research dealt with looking into mechanisms that allow animals to use the Earth’s magnetic field for navigation.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Research Triangle Park and Washington.  For more information, visit