Olympia Pierce, left, with Dr. Terry Cross, dean of Lee’s School of Religion, following a reception where Ms. Pierce received the SOR Honorary Alumna Award
The Lee University School of Religion awarded the 2021 Department Alumna of the Year Award to Olympia Pierce. She received the award at a dessert reception held earlier this month and, along with the other department award winners, was honored during the Homecoming basketball games.
Prior to receiving the award, Ms. Pierce presented two lectures on “Kingdom Living” for the School of Religion faculty, staff, and students on the topic of church and race.
According to dean Dr. Terry Cross, the School of Religion has been celebrating the gift of women this year, and it seemed fitting to “honor Olympia for her exceptional work in leadership and racial reconciliation.”
Ms. Pierce earned a master’s degree in ministry studies with a leadership emphasis and a bachelor’s degree in discipleship ministry from Lee. She is the founder and CEO of ANU Foundational Group, Inc., a civic and social organizations foundation, located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Her work specializes in leadership and administrative development, Christian spiritual formation, racial healing and reconciliation.