Reiker Dean ’20 — Chasing After His Dream of Becoming an Artist

Reiker Dean ’20 is a graduate student at Ohio University on a full-ride scholarship. He is currently in his second year of a three-year program working toward a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing. He also currently works for the university by instructing undergraduate classes, and in the fall of this year, he […]

Senior Chad Enwright — A Journey from Ontario, Canada, to Olivet, Michigan

Senior Chad Enwright is a business administration major with a double concentration in management and marketing, and he is from Melbourne, Ontario. Chad is a part of many things on Olivet’s campus, including Residence Life, Student Engagement, Phi Beta Lambda, Mu Omega Pi, service learning, the President’s Leadership Institute, the Global Center for Entrepreneurs and […]

Christian Washington ’21 — Striving to Make a Difference in his Community

Christian Washington ’21 is currently enrolled in the 109th Mid-Michigan Police Academy as a sponsored recruit at Lansing Community College and is on track to graduate on May 6, 2022. After completing the program, Christian plans to be officially sworn in to the Lansing Police Department and to start the field training process for officers. […]

Spring Break Service Trip 2022 — Hattiesburg, Mississippi

For spring break 2022, a group of 20 Olivet College students traveled to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for a week-long service trip led by Jacob Richards ’18, community service coordinator and director of the Difference Maker Program, and Mike Fales, director of service learning and campus ministries and assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and religion. Students who […]

Maria G. Davis, Ph.D., Named to Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors

Maria G. Davis, Ph.D., Olivet College provost, has been named to the Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors. Terms last for three years, and board members will help oversee Sparrow Eaton, working closely with senior leadership. “I look forward to contributing to the diversity and inclusion mindset as well as experience I’ve gained over the […]

Alpha Lambda Epsilon and Kappa Sigma Alpha — Celebrating 100 Years of Greek Life

Olivet College’s Greek societies Alpha Lambda Epsilon and Kappa Sigma Alpha have recently celebrated their 100-year anniversaries. “Alpha E” was founded on Jan. 22, 1922, by nine women who wanted to create a more inclusive society that was focused on academics. A short time later, their cousin house, “Kappa Sig,” was founded on Feb. 3, […]

Service Learning and Global Marketing in Antigua

During a recent college break, a group of nine Olivet College students traveled to Antigua for the business course called Global Marketing Perspectives. The travel learning experience allows students to immerse themselves in the Caribbean culture of marketing and international business, as well as deliver toys to children hospitalized or in special needs facilities over […]

Olivet College to Host Fifth Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Olivet College will host the fifth annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and focuses on raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues. To date, Olivet College’s events have raised nearly $50,000. The funds are used for […]

Emotional Support Animals — How They Impact OC Students’ Lives

Many students on Olivet’s campus have their own emotional support animal (ESA). Senior DJ Vore said, “ESAs are animals that help aid with mental health issues and much more. I decided to get my ESA, Prue, when I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression.” DJ added that his cat is currently three-years-old, and that he […]

A Resolution in Honor of John S. Homer, Ph.D.

A Resolution in Honor of Professor John S. Homer, Ph.D. from the Faculty & Faculty Senate of Olivet College WHEREAS, John S. Homer was a professor, mentor, colleague, and friend who served Olivet College for over forty years; WHEREAS, Dr. Homer taught, mentored and inspired students at a variety of institutions, including over forty years […]

Kate Strein ’08 — Taking the Classroom Global

Kate Strein ’08 serves as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at Jupiter Middle School in southern Florida, but her true passion is taking education beyond the classroom. Kate was chosen as a Fulbright Scholar for the Teachers of Global Classrooms program in 2019. While the COVID-19 pandemic delayed some of Kate’s plans, this […]

Olivet College Ranked as 2022-23 National Gold-Level Military Friendly School

Olivet College is proud to announce its designation as a 2022-23 Gold-Level Military Friendly® School by Viqtory Media. The College is ranked in the category of private schools not offering a doctorate degree. Military Friendly® serves as a standard to measure an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the […]

The Garfield Lake Review — Olivet College’s Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

Olivet College’s student-led literary and visual arts magazine, The Garfield Lake Review “The Garf,” has been printed since 1971. The Garfield Lake Review submission period is open in the fall of each academic year to poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art and other forms of original work. The Garfield Lake Review is currently led by Faculty Adviser […]

Senior Seth Young — Next Stop, Doctor of Chiropractic

Senior Seth Young, an exercise science major from Jonesville, Michigan, has spent his last four years making Olivet College his home as he pursued his passion and prepared for a career his family knows well. Seth is seeking a profession in chiropractic therapy, just as his grandfather had successfully done for over half a century. […]

The Echo — Olivet’s Student-Led Newspaper

Olivet College’s student-led newspaper, “The Echo,” has been providing the community of Olivet with news since 1888. The publication of The Echo transitioned to being completely online in the spring of 2020. The paper is currently run by Faculty Adviser Joanne Williams, Editor-in-Chief Bray Wright and Copy Editor Matthew Rice. Bray said that she decided […]

Demonstrate Respect and March 3 Vaccination and Booster Clinic Reminder

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Mid-semester week is coming to a close and COVID-19 cases continue to remain low on our campus, which are surely reasons to celebrate. Thank you for your hard work and dedication — both in the classroom and in your social responsibility to the health and wellness of our community. This […]

Olivet College 2030: Vision for a Prosperous Future — Engage Beyond Our Hill

Olivet College offers a relationship-based education to students, but those connections don’t end after graduation. Alumni become ambassadors of the College as they enter the world into professions and communities across the nation and beyond. The strategic priority “Engage Beyond Our Hill,” focuses on Olivet College’s growth beyond campus, setting goals to build connections and […]

Senior Antoney Hall — Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Essay Contest Submission

Olivet College annually hosts the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Essay Contest. Students are invited to submit a 500-maximum-word essay under a theme relating to diversity, equity and inclusion and a value or quote from Martin Luther King Jr. This year, students were prompted with King’s quote, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” They […]

Olivet College 2030: Vision for a Prosperous Future — Cultivate and Change the Landscape

Olivet College holds nearly 178 years of deeply-rooted history, but continuous growth and evolution are required to ensure the College meets today’s students’ unique needs. As the third strategic priority in the strategic plan defines, the College must take what it has planted and nurture it to ensure quality. Many initiatives underway include enhancing student […]