Most high school students wouldn’t raise their hands and answer “insurance” when asked what industry do they want to work. But maybe they should. An insurance career is not only challenging and rewarding, it’s also in-demand and offers higher than average wages. High school students have started to recognize the opportunity.
Olivet College is proud to present Cultivating Women Leaders: Embracing Our Inner Strength, an annual event designed to inspire and equip young women to embrace their inner strength and realize their potential as responsible leaders. The event comes as part of the Presidential Women’s Leadership Initiative, chaired by Presidential Spouse Traci Corey.
Three influential members of the Olivet College community are being honored for their contributions and success at the annual Awards Celebration, one of the most exciting events during Homecoming Oct. 6-8. Join the Young Alumni, 1844 and Distinguished Alumni honorees Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cutler Event Center’s Hathaway Court for dinner and celebration. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored at the celebration. View a full list of Homecoming events here.
Olivet College’s risk management and insurance (RMI) program has drawn national attention for its extensive course offerings, large number of students enrolled in the program and impressive 99 percent job placement rate for graduates. In fact, Business Insurance compared the top collegesserving the industry and ranked Olivet College the eleventh program in the nation.
Professor Gary Wertheimer will be representing Olivet College in Kellogg Community College’s new sculpture garden with his piece Great Blue Heron (pictured right). The 2001 bronze sculpture on a granite pedestal will be displayed in a new garden area at the Davidson Art Building on the Battle Creek campus. KCC learned about Wertheimer’s piece through their ceramics instructor, Pete Williams, a longtime colleague of Wertheimer.
When you’re an Olivet College alumnus/a, you have the advantage of a liberal arts education to take you anywhere in the world. Branden Patrick ’03, of Wayland, has discovered just that. After earning his degree from Olivet, Branden chose to pursue a calling to join the United States Army. He served until 2012, including three years of active duty service with one year in Iraq.