Mecklenburg County Resident Receives Award At Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE –  Jared Gant of Charlotte received the Sophia H. Potts English Award at University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Gant is a freshman English communications major.

The Sophia H. Potts English Award is a scholarship established in 1983 by Dr. James Alton Cowan in memory of his teacher Sophia H. Potts (1908-1982), who taught English and speech at MOC from 1956-1959.  The award is given to a rising sophomore selected by the English faculty for excellence in writing.

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