OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College announces the appointment of two new staff members to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Pam Heos, a 1977 Olivet College graduate, has been named major gifts officer. Chris Walden, a 2003 Olivet College graduate, has been named corporate and foundations officer.
Heos responsibilities include major gift prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewardship from among corporations, foundations and individuals. A native of Grand Blanc, Heos comes to Olivet from Indianapolis where she was a vice president at the Richardson, Munson and Weir architecture, planning and interior design firm. She served on the Olivet College Alumni Council in the late 80s and early 90s, returning to the council in 2000.
Waldens responsibilities include fundraising and grant writing, as well as strategic and tactical planning, coordination, and expansion of a productive corporate and foundation relations program. A native of Battle Creek, Walden came to Olivet in the fall of 2000 after serving six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the youngest recruiter in the history of the Marines, receiving two achievement medals for his efforts. While at Olivet, he was active in Gamma Iota Sigma, the colleges national insurance fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda, a professional society for business majors and minors; the Olivet College Plan Committee, a group that evaluated the colleges portfolio program and made improvement recommendations; and a member of the Student Judiciary Board.
Pam and Chris have a strong desire to see this school truly thrive, said Alan Nagy, vice president for institutional advancement. As key members of the institutional advancement team, they will work hard to exceed the colleges developmental goals while bringing Olivet to a new level of excellence.