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Top five seniors recognized at Olivet College honors program
Apr 22, 2013

Olivet College recognized the best of its student body at the annual Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 17 in the college’s Mott Auditorium.

The Donald A. Morris Awards are presented each year to the top five graduating seniors with the highest grade point average, and the professor whom each student deems the most influential in his or her academic career.

The 2012-13 recipients are: Nicolas Adsit of Muskegon, Erin Jarvie of Rudyard, Rebecca Gaarde of Parma, Cassie McDonald of Battle Creek, and Stephanie Wilson of Greenville.

Adsit selected Lisa Furman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music, for the award. Jarvie chose to honor Leah Knapp, D.V.M., professor of biology. Gaarde selected Nancy Van Hoozier, associate professor of health and human performance. McDonald chose Janine Peters, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, and Wilson chose Dina Battaglia, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.

The Donald A. Morris Award was named after a former president of the college. Morris served Olivet from 1977-92.


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