A Minute with Dr. Karen Chaney, Associate Provost and Dean

What is your role with the college and where does your passion for this role stem from? I currently serve as one of two associate provosts at the college, working as part of an academic leadership team led by Provost Paul Burkhardt. I also serve as dean of the college overseeing the academic life of […]

Olivet College Announces 2022 Fall Semester President’s List

A total of 84 students have been named to the Olivet College 2022 fall semester President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 4.0. Students are listed in zip code order. Bray Wright, Clawson (48017) Hailey Jasin, Warren (48088) Andrew Waller, Warren (48093) Logan […]

Olivet College Announces 2022 Fall Semester Dean’s List

OLIVET, Mich. — A total of 299 students have been named to the Olivet College 2022 fall semester Dean’s List. To make the Deans’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students are listed in zip code order. Jacob Kasner, Algonac (48001) Ashley Santo, Almont (48003) […]

Logan Allen ’23 – Taking Charge

First-generation college student Logan Allen is not afraid to take charge. Whether it’s in the sports she plays, her on-campus jobs or the various programs she’s a part of, Logan loves to lead. “I have always been a leader. Whether I’ve had a specific titled role or not, that’s just who I am as a […]

A Minute with Douglas Borton, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

What is your background in graphic design? My background in graphic design combines over 20 years of working in academics and the field. This includes several years as a graphic/web design faculty member at Lansing Community College and Kellogg Community College. My professional experience includes numerous creative roles working with several businesses, including Kellogg’s, Sparrow Health […]

Savannah Baker – My OC Journey

Young adult life is weird. You graduate high school and are expected to know what to do with your life. There are many big decisions to make and many possibilities to consider. How is a kid supposed to do it? The pressure can be daunting for the young person ready to launch into adulthood. And […]

Byron Atwater’s Olivet College Experience

I honestly didn’t know how important Olivet College was to me until last week. I finally realized I was done being a student at Olivet, and I didn’t know if I should be happy or sad because, over these past four years, I have made a ton of connections with my peers. Not to say […]

The Ornithology Class Takes Flight in Mexico

This semester, Professor of Biology Leah Knapp, D.V.M., took her ornithology class to Kino Bay, Mexico, in partnership with Prescott College. Ornithology is a biology course focusing on the study of birds. One of the course objectives is an extensive field study of birds.   Kino Bay is on the Gulf of California on the west […]

A Minute with Marjorie Newman, Director of Student Transitions and Academic Success

What is your role with the college and where does your passion from this role stem from? I am the Director of Student Transitions and Academic Success. I work to provide supportive services to aid in a student’s success. Currently, this means I facilitate intentional student support services designed to meet the individual’s needs. I […]

Why the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship Matters

On Dec. 8, President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., announced the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship at Sexton High School in Lansing. This scholarship will make Olivet College tuition-free for first-time students throughout Michigan who qualify for the Michigan Achievement Grant and are Pell-eligible. During the announcement, Olivet College senior and Sexton High School alum Byron Pearce […]

Alexis McDonald – A Tale of a Transfer Student

Alexis McDonald is a senior studying psychology. Growing up in Union, Michigan, Alexis had the opportunity to dual enroll at a community college while she was in high school. After graduating from Constantine High School in 2020, she completed her associate’s degree in criminal justice through the community college. She knew her education was not […]

Olivet College Senior Samuel Vondra Awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience

Olivet College senior Samuel Vondra is one of two insurance and risk management students nationwide to have been awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience through the highly competitive Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) internship program. The J.H Blades Scholars London Experience gives Vondra the opportunity to work at Lloyd’s, the birthplace of modern […]

Olivet College – Being More and Doing Good in Port Austin, Michigan

Olivet College’s founding mission is rooted in service to others. Offering multiple service trips each semester, Olivet College students have multiple opportunities to experience what it means to Be More and Do Good beyond the campus.   Olivet’s first service trip this semester was to Port Austin, Michigan. There, a group of students worked at The […]

Daniel Ballagh – “Setting Myself Up for My Own Future”

For senior Daniel Ballagh, college has been a time of growth. “My experience at OC has played a huge part in me becoming who I am today. When I arrived on campus, I was nervous, reserved, and not extremely confident in who I was. After being here for three full years, I can tell anyone […]

Olivet College is Named 2022-23 Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School

Olivet College is proud to announce its designation as a 2022-23 Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for the fifth consecutive year. The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools Program recognizes academic institutions committed to supporting the needs of veterans and military-connected students. These institutions are awarded gold-, silver- or bronze-level status based on their […]

Cameron Ramos ’22 and the Teaching Pathway — The Fast Track to Becoming a Teacher

Olivet College is about finding innovative ways to meet the career aspirations of its students. One unique program is the Teaching Pathway, which offers students interested in teaching an alternate route to teacher certification. The Teaching Pathway experience can be combined with any of Olivet’s majors. Students learn the fundamentals of best practices for teaching […]

Difference Makers – Being More and Doing Good Through Service

Service to others is at the foundation of an Olivet College education. Committing ourselves to others is what we mean when we say, “Be More. Do Good.” The Difference Maker program is one example. This is a program for students who have devoted their time to service and volunteering.   Director of the Difference Maker Program […]