Caitlin Tyler ‘12 is a self-proclaimed brand strategy wizard, business consultant, digital and print marketing strategist, content analyst, active listener, social entrepreneur and communications specialist. She graduated from Olivet College with a degree in visual arts, concentrating in biological illustration and commercial design. As a student, she competed at the national level on the Comet swim team. After graduation, Caitlin pursued a master’s degree in biomedical visualization (medical illustration) at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In 2014, she became board-certified as a medical illustrator and married fellow Olivet College alumnus Trevor Tyler ‘13. Shortly after, Caitlin founded her own branding and marketing business, Hook & Reel Design. Today, Caitlin is a proud mom of two daughters and her business has expanded. She serves as a branding and digital marketing strategist for real estate businesses in Michigan and medical supply companies across the U.S. Caitlin is also a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and a youth group leader at East Saugatuck Church.
Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D., serves as pharmacy manager for Munson Healthcare in Traverse City, Michigan. She oversees four department lines for Munson Services, Inc., and especially enjoys opportunities to mentor students in various stages of their educational journeys.
Previously, Engels served as ambulatory process and service quality manager for the Department of Pharmacy, University of Michigan Health System; outpatient clinical pharmacist and inpatient clinical pharmacist for VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; and pharmacy intern and certified pharmacy technician for Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital.
Engels received the ASHP Foundation’s Innovation in Pharmacy Practice Literature Award in 2017, and was honored with the Olivet College Young Alumni Award in 2016, in addition to many other recognitions. She has conducted and assisted in research, frequently pursues professional development opportunities, and maintains membership to a number of professional associations.
Engels holds a bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in biology and biochemistry, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and a master’s degree in healthcare management from New England College. She completed two years of post graduate residency with a PGY-1 in pharmacy practice at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and a PGY-2 in health system pharmacy administration at Michigan Medicine.
Dominque Giroux graduated with honors from Olivet College in 2018 with a degree in psychology and English. She was a standout student-athlete, serving as the team captain of women’s soccer team. She was a member of the Global Citizen Honors Society, President’s Leadership Institute and the OC ATHENA International Leadership Program. Dominque also worked in the admissions office as a tour guide.
Presently, Dominque is taking a gap year before beginning graduate school. She is serving as a volunteer in a Camphill Community in Ireland to provide direct care for adults living with special needs.
In the fall of 2019, she will begin to pursue a master’s degree in psychology at St. John’s University, with the hopes of continuing into a doctorate program.
Traci Corey joined Olivet College along with President Corey in the fall of 2010. As presidential spouse, Traci has dedicated herself in full-time service to Olivet College as its number one volunteer.
As director of the Women’s Leadership Institute, Traci leads a group of dynamic student leaders and an advisory council made up of some of Michigan’s most prominent women leaders, including many successful Olivet College alumnae. Under her leadership, the college has developed a number of meaningful and impactful programs for girls and young women who are current and prospective students of Olivet College. This includes the Olivet College ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Program; the annual Cultivating Women Leaders Event, a leadership training and networking opportunity; the Olivet College “Ment-Her” Job Shadowing, Networking and Internship Program; and the Olivet College “Ment-Her” High School and Middle School Girls Leadership Camp.
In March 2018, Traci was honored as an ATHENA Leadership Award recipient by ATHENA International for her dedication to helping raise up other leaders, especially women. In April 2018, she was named to the ATHENA International board of directors. Presently, she is working with a group of board members to evaluate and redevelop the ATHENA International curriculum to provide meaningful and impactful programs for girls, young women and professional women.
Prior to serving Olivet College, Traci was the north central regional manager for the Arizona Community Foundation where she oversaw the daily operations of the Yavapai County Community Foundation and led the implementation and execution of fundraising programs, including major and planned gifts to build local endowments that support nonprofits in Yavapai County. While working for ACF she led one of four strategic planning statewide work groups for the Arizona Community Foundation and was elected to the Northern Arizona Association of Fundraising Professional board, serving as their secretary and vice president. She was also named the 2009 Northern Arizona New Fundraising Professional of the Year.
A native of California, Traci attended California State University, Fresno, on athletic scholarship playing volleyball, which began her more than 20 years of volleyball coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level. As a setter for Fresno State University, she was a two-time team MVP, three-time scholar-athlete, member of the All-Big West Conference team, and FSU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Following her college-playing career, she was drafted in the fourth round of the American Professional Volleyball League by the Portland Spikers and was setter for a United States representative team to Australia.
Traci was the founding head volleyball coach for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she directed the team to a conference championship title, was named TCAC conference coach of the year, and coached the Bruins to a second-place regional finish in just the third year of the program. During her tenure at Belmont she successfully navigated the team’s transition from NAIA to NCAA-DI. In addition, her team was tenth in the nation for all NCAA-DI teams with an overall team grade point average of 3.65 in 2001.
Following Belmont, Traci served as head volleyball coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, where she led the team from the bottom of the conference to the regional championship match in less than three years’ time. She has also served as camp director, coordinator and head coach for Yavapai College and Belmont University volleyball camps.
Traci holds a bachelor of arts in physical education, recreation and health from California State University at Fresno, and a master of arts in education from Cumberland University.