MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will host Olympic athlete Pardon Ndhlovu at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event will be sponsored by the Tillman School of Business and held in the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall.
Ndhlovu is a native of Zimbabwe. He escaped the cycle of poverty when he used his talent for running to get an education in the United States. His skill eventually led him to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he finished 41 out of 155 runners in the men’s marathon.
During his journey, Ndhlovu continued his education by earning his master’s degree in business from the Hull College of Business at August University where he also helped coach cross country and track teams.
At this event, Ndhlovu will deliver his business of champions address entitled “Pardon’s Journey: The Extra Mile.” This event will honor UMO athletes. A reception will be held following the address.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeff Bolles at JBolles@umo.edu.