Miller Earns Top Honor at Mount Olive College Graduation

MOUNT OLIVE—During the 57th spring commencement at University of Mount Olive, Brittany Miller was presented with the prestigious 2011 Martin Award.

The Martin Award is given each year in honor of Lorelle F. Martin, professor emerita, who taught at University of Mount Olive from 1957 to 1987.  The Martin Award is presented for the highest academic average to the baccalaureate graduate whose entire study has been at University of Mount Olive during four years of full-time, continuous enrollment. A $1,000 award accompanies this honor from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Miller, this year’s recipient, graduated Saturday Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in English communication and an almost perfect GPA of 3.98 after earning 136 semester credits at University of Mount Olive.  While at MOC, Miller has been extremely active as an Honors student, Chief Marshall, and co-editor of the Trojan Times. She has made an impact outside of the classroom as well by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, The Glen Care Nursing Home, Red Cross, Falcon Children’s Home, and WBCA Pink for the Cure.

Miller has also found great success as a leader on the women’s basketball team at University of Mount Olive. She has received recognition for All District Academic First team, Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award Finalist, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Team Captain, The Coach’s Award, Hustler Award, and the ESPN Women’s basketball Academic All District First Team.

Miller is the daughter of Tylene and Todd Miller from Holly Springs, North Carolina.

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, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit