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President’s Corner

I’m pleased you are interested in learning more about Olivet College and our wonderful community. Whether you’re a prospective or current student, an alum, or just a friend interested in learning more about this great place, I hope you find what you are looking for.

Let me take a moment to tell you a few reasons why I call Olivet College home.

We’re a place where students develop the knowledge and skills to become professionally and economically successful, while also learning that with success comes responsibility to make a positive difference in the world. This theme is woven throughout our community, so much so that 100 percent of our students participate in a service learning opportunity within their time on campus. This is one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought by employers and accepted into quality graduate schools; our placement rates with both are high.

Though a private, liberal arts institution, Olivet College is home to a number of strong professional academic programs. Olivet College recognizes that learning is more than delivering information and facts. Students learn how to apply the knowledge they have acquired to their career of choice. Our faculty, who view themselves as both scholars and facilitators of learning, are committed to personalized attention. Oftentimes this relationships-based learning environment builds lifelong connections, which provide a distinct advantage to our graduates.

Olivet College believes there’s value in a diverse campus environment. Creating, encouraging and pursuing opportunities to build inclusiveness within our community is key to your future success. Our students encompass of a strong mix of urban, rural and socioeconomic backgrounds; many are first-generation college students. Unlike many other small colleges, students can come to Olivet, look around them and see students with varying backgrounds and experiences.

This provides a tremendous advantage for Olivet College graduates.

In short, I hope you find that Olivet College is a good fit for you. If so, we’d love to have you join us!

Best wishes,
Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.
President 
scorey@olivetcollege.edu 
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