MOUNT OLIVE — Plans are well under way for the 22nd annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture to be held in Rodgers Chapel on the campus of Mount Olive College. The first lecture will be held on March 26 at 7 p.m.. The second lecture will be held on March 27 at 9 a.m, followed by an 11 a.m. worship service.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall. Marshall is an associate professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She focuses on contemporary Christian ethics, and is particularly interested in issues of violence and peacemaking, ethical questions in literature and film, and the dynamic relationship between faith, history and ethics. The purpose of the event is to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina.
The Vivian B. Harrison Lecture was established by the Reverend Frank R. Harrison in memory of his late wife. The purpose of the lecture is to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina.
Mrs. Harrison was a graduate of Mount Olive College and Barton College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She taught public school in North Carolina for 17 years before retiring in 1986 due to illness.
The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Tyanna Yonkers at 919-658-7861 or email email@example.com. Funding for this event is provided by the Vivian Harrison Endowed Fund.
Mount Olive College 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.