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MEDIA ADVISORY: Olivet College to celebrate inauguration of President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.
Sep 01, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Olivet College inauguration of President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Olivet College’s Blair Lawn, 110 E. Cottage St., Olivet, MI 49076 (in case of inclement weather, events will be held at The Cutler Event Center, 9049 S. Marshall Rd., Olivet, MI 49076)

CONTACT: Molly Goaley, director of media relations and senior writer

Olivet College to celebrate inauguration of President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.

OLIVET, Mich.— Delegates from colleges and universities nationwide, as well as state representatives, Michigan leaders and other special guests will gather to celebrate the installation of Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., as Olivet College’s 27th president Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. on the college’s Blair Lawn.

Members of the media are invited to attend this momentous event for higher education in Michigan. For an electronic press kit, VIP parking passes or to schedule an interview with President Corey, please contact Molly Goaley, director of media relations and senior writer, at (269) 749-7141 or mgoaley@olivetcollege.edu.

A processional featuring delegates from various colleges and universities, as well as Olivet faculty and staff, will march to the official ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, a reception for Olivet College employees with President Corey will be held in the Kirk Center lobby. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Office of Student Life will host a Community Block Party and the college’s annual Stand-up event.

The inaugural platform party includes Dr. Paul Burkhardt, executive vice president of Prescott College; Barbara Essex, minister for higher education and theological education for the United Church of Christ; Rev. Dr. Thomas Richard, executive secretary of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches; and Randal VanDyke, Olivet Community Schools interim superintendent. Olivet College Board of Trustees Chair David Hayhow will also speak at the ceremony, as well as key members of the Olivet College faculty and staff. Robert Bartlett, Ph.D., president of the Michigan Colleges Foundation, is speaking during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Dole Hall’s Klock Commons.

Dr. Corey was named president of Olivet College in December 2010. Since his arrival, he has engaged the Olivet College community in a comprehensive process of charting the course for the Olivet College of 2020 and Beyond, a process that will define the future of Olivet in the decades ahead.

Prior to joining Olivet, Dr. Corey served as executive vice president at Prescott College, where he was responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the college’s administrative and operational policies, objectives and initiatives. While at Prescott College, he also served as an associate Ph.D. faculty member and as an adjunct faculty member in the areas of higher education finance, higher education organization and administration, nonprofit management and other business management-related areas.

Dr. Corey was born and raised in Clovis, Calif., and is married to Traci, also a native of central California. They reside in Olivet with their daughter, Karli Samantha.


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