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Olivet College commencement scheduled for May 17
May 08, 2008

Olivet College will recognize more than 200 seniors as part of graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 17. Baccalaureate begins at 11 a.m. in the Olivet Congregational Church, followed by commencement at 1:30 p.m. at the colleges Cutler Athletic Complex. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be held at the Upton Center.

The commencement speaker is Don Lubbers, president of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) from 1969 to 2001. During Lubbers presidency, GVSU grew from a small college on a single campus into a comprehensive regional university with three campuses that provide educational programs and services throughout West Michigan. Throughout his tenure, Lubbers established undergraduate engineering, physical therapy and physician assistant programs, as well as schools in nursing and health sciences. He was also involved in planning, designing and fundraising for 30 major construction projects at the university.

Josh Hart of Gaylord is the senior class speaker. Speaking at baccalaureate are seniors Amber Fifelski, from Olivet; Melanie Hoyt, from Lansing; and Kelli Roe, from Galesburg. Todd Hibbs, head wrestling coach and assistant professor of HPERS, was chosen by the senior class to speak.

For more information, call (269) 749-7164 or visit Olivets Web site at www.olivetcollege.edu.


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