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 […]

Olivet College Earns National Academic Rankings

Olivet College has been recognized nationally on several college ranking lists, including a #1 ranking for Academic Stewardship in Michigan. Academic Influence Academic Influence, a private company that uses artificial intelligence technology to rank universities, colleges, and high schools across the country, ranked the college in the top 10 in four categories #1 Academic Stewardship […]

WOCR 89.1, The One

One of the many clubs and organizations Olivet College has to offer is our student-run, FCC-licensed radio station, WOCR 89.1 FM, The One. Founded in 1975, WOCR is a commercial-free educational radio station broadcast from the Convergent Media Center on campus.   You might be asking yourself, why radio? In a day and age when anyone […]

Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Olivet College is pleased to announce the recipients of the our Distinguished Alumni Award and the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. This year there are two recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, David Bowers and Alyssa (Fredrick) Kensiston. For the Athletic Hall of Fame, there are three inductees, Jill (Shufelt) Tanis, Amber (Conrad) Votava and […]

C3 – Building Community through Christian Comets Connect

Olivet College prides itself on providing its students with a safe and inclusive environment. This means that students are welcome to show up and be themselves while learning about others who might be different from them. As a result, Olivet has many clubs and organizations where students can find community.  One such club is C3, […]

Bruce Baker ‘18 – Mentoring the Next Generation of Olivetians

Bruce Baker may have graduated in 2018, but his time in Olivet is not over. Today, you can find Bruce running around town—literally—with the Olivet High School cross country and track and field teams that he helps coach. Bruce is also the youth pastor of a local church, and there he lives out his primary […]

Olivet College MBA Program Meets the Needs of Today’s Working Professionals

Olivet College is home to undergraduate and graduate students alike. Our MBA program is designed for adult learners who wish to continue their education while taking advantage of a 100% online program. Emily Lash is one such student. Graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications and advertising, Emily knew she would someday […]

Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams Receives Grant for Student-Run 24-7 News Operation

Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams has been named one of 51 educators out of 374 applicants nationwide to receive funding from the online learning platform Course Hero, which was designed to support faculty and their “dream projects”. Professor Williams, associate professor of media production and communications (MPC), specializes in reporting and editing, and is also […]

Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Deborah Rockman

Olivet College will present “The Past is Present” by Deborah Rockman on Sept. 1 – 29, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be held at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. The gallery is open Monday through […]

Making New Friends and Lifelong Memories

One benefit of attending a small college is that it enables students to get to know each other and the staff and faculty well. If you want to get to know people, you will. One unique way students connect is through overnight service trips. Each semester students have an opportunity to volunteer on several service […]