Richmond, Virginia Student Receives Awards at University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE- Sarah Murray of Richmond, Virginia received the Sophia H. Potts English Award and the Lorelle F. Martin Science Award at University of Mount Olive’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Murray, a freshman biology major, is the daughter of Lora and Richard Murray.

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 University of Mount Olive from 1956-1959. The award is given to a rising sophomore selected by the English faculty for excellence in writing.

The Lorelle F. Martin Science Award is a scholarship given by University of Mount Olive in honor of Lorelle F. Martin, Professor Emerita, who taught science at University of Mount Olive from 1957-1987. The award is given to an outstanding returning science major who has demonstrated excellence in the biological sciences selected by the Department of Science and Mathematics.

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 www.moc.edu.