UMO’s Annual Martin Lecture Set for April 13    

UMO’s Annual Martin Lecture Set for April 13   

March 30, 2023 

Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations 

Macy Parkhurst, Student Intern 

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive will hold its annual Martin Lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 6 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

 Justin Grubb, a wildlife filmmaker, photographer, published writer, naturalist and co-founder of Running Wild Media, will be the guest speaker. Grubb earned his B.S. in biology at Bowling Green State University and his master’s degree in biology at Miami University in Ohio. With years of international wildlife field research and formal/informal teaching experience, Grubb combines these two fields with media to enhance science communication and conservation. Grubb’s love for nature and passion for the outdoors has brought him to some of the most extreme habitats on earth to study and film critically endangered wildlife. Grubb lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a 2017 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader, Term Member at the Explorers Club, and a Nat Geo “Wild to Inspire” award winning filmmaker. 

To browse his website for more information visit 

For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Mickael Cariveau, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences at 

 The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit