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May 24, 2024 12:34 pm

University of Mount Olive to celebrate founding

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will celebrate 72 years of providing Christian higher education during its annual Founders Day event to be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. in Southern Bank Auditorium

UMO Professor of History Dr. Alan K. Lamm will be the guest speaker. Lamm, a native of Wilson County earned his associate of science degree from the University of Mount Olive, his bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro, his master of divinity and master of theology degrees from Duke University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina.

He is a former U.S. Army captain who served as a Chaplain and Army historian. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Lamm serves as Assistant Director of the UMO Honors Program. He is the author of the book, “Five Black Preachers in Army Blue, 1884-1901:” The Buffalo Soldier Chaplains, a co-author of the book, Buffalo Soldiers in the America West: An Anthology, and author of numerous journal articles, historical encyclopedia articles and book reviews.

In his presentation, Lamm will talk about the early days of Mount Olive College, and its first president, Lloyd Vernon.