Meet DaunTrell Hill
Senior, Criminal Justice Major
Who are some of your favorite Olivet College professors?
At the top of my list is Regina Armstrong [assistant professor of criminal justice]. I appreciate her tough love toward her students. She has this will to help each of us succeed and works tirelessly for us. Outside my major, I’d say Ross Bohms [assistant professor of math] is a favorite. He did what I thought was impossible: made math fun! I also appreciate Dustin Byrd’s [assistant professor of humanities] great personality. He made history interesting. Also, he is filled with facts and experiences from traveling to different countries.
The love is real. Olivet faculty will help you graduate as long as you are willing to help yourself first. Olivet is small, which means small classes and more opportunities to meet one-on-one with faculty. You aren’t just a number.
Faculty will know you by name, and will actually care about you here.
What do you enjoy most about your Criminal Justice classes?
I really appreciate the knowledge my professors bring into the classroom. They teach by incorporating personal experiences and stories from their years of working in the criminal justice field themselves.
The CJ faculty are passionate about helping us succeed. They are ALWAYS available and willing to be helpful. They also prepare us for life after graduation. Whether it’s completing a resume, searching for a job or interviewing, they teach these skills effectively.
That’s one of the reasons why my Senior Seminar was my favorite class this year – it put me in the “life after college” mindset. Among other things, the class included searching for jobs, working on our resumes and conducting mock interviews.
Upon graduation, what do you plan to do with your degree?
I’ll be moving back home to Grand Rapids and continuing to play for the Grand Rapids Fusion semi-professional basketball team. Once I complete my internship with the juvenile courts, I would like to land a job working with juveniles either as a probation officer or as part of a juvenile home staff.