Harvest of Hope
at the University of Mt. Olive in Mt. Olive, North Carolina
The University of Mount Olive is a private liberal arts college located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Chartered in 1951, the college is sponsored by the Original Free Will Baptist Convention. The college’s roots and educational philosophy can be traced as early as 1897 when Free Will Baptists in Pitt County, North Carolina, citing a growing need for education in the community, led a discourse on education within the church. After a catastrophic fire destroyed the administration building in 1931, the school, Eureka College, ceased operations, and the Free Will Baptist Church’s efforts to fulfill its educational vision were reinvested in the founding of Mount Olive College. In January 2014, the college changed its name to the University of Mount Olive.
Facility Website: University of Mt. Olive
Produce to be Gleaned: Corn
University Contact info:
634 Henderson Street
Mount Olive, NC 28365