Kennedy Ellis—Her Unique Journey with Olivet College

May 23rd, 2022 by
  Here at Olivet College, there is no cookie-cutter path to graduation. Everyone’s journey is a little different and customizable to their interests and goals. Kennedy Ellis discovered this early in her time with Olivet College when she decided on an independent major in sustainable agriculture. She has a specific career goal in mind. “After graduating…
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Meet Alumna Emma Essen ’19

January 6th, 2022 by
Emma Essen ’19 certainly spent her fair share of time crunching numbers as a double major in actuarial science and mathematics with a minor in computer science, but solving the equation of time management was her true focus. Since graduating, she’s started a career as data analyst and is also a part-time graduate student. Thanks…
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Senior Alicia Bullaro — She Shoots, She Scores

December 16th, 2021 by
Senior Alicia Bullaro is a sports/recreation management major and a media production and communication minor, as well as a member of the women’s basketball team. She’s excited to be working toward a career that will allow her to continue her passion for sports. Like many other Comets, Alicia’s network on campus is helping her reach…
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Sophomore Emily Keeler — Putting Confidence into Practice

December 16th, 2021 by
Sophomore Emily Keeler already feels like a different person after just three semesters at Olivet College. She says she’s a more confident and outgoing version of her past self, with strong professional and personal goals. Emily is a member of the volleyball team and a sports psychology major, and she has great relationships with her…
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Dakota Galeazzi — A Second Home

November 18th, 2021 by
Originally from Iron Mountain, a small town in the Upper Peninsula, Dakota Galeazzi made the trip south to begin his college journey at Olivet College. Dakota decided to attend Olivet because, when he first visited on a campus tour, it gave him a feeling of home. Dakota said, “Seeing the small classroom setting and hearing…
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Olivet College Names Ryan Shockey Vice President and Chief of Staff

May 5th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_45081" align="alignright" width="300"] Ryan Shockey, Olivet College vice president and chief of staff.[/caption] Ryan Shockey has been named vice president and chief of staff for Olivet College and will serve as a strategic adviser to President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., effective May 10. Presently, Shockey is the Olivet College athletic director and serves as…
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Olivet College Names Haley Hunnewell Athletic Director

May 5th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_45075" align="alignright" width="300"] Haley Hunnewell, Olivet College athletic director.[/caption] Haley Hunnewell has been named Olivet College athletic director and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet, effective May 10. Presently, Hunnewell serves as associate athletic director. “Since joining Olivet College in 2020 as an assistant athletic director, Haley has quickly demonstrated her…
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Meet Laken Groll ’20

March 29th, 2021 by
Laken Groll ’20 recently graduated from Olivet College with a biology degree. She focused on pre-medical studies and started her career with Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, after graduation. Regardless of where Laken’s path takes her, she’s grateful to have the support and encouragement of the OC family, especially her professors and volleyball teammates. Hear more…
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Meet Junior Byron Pearce, Fitness Management Major

March 2nd, 2021 by
Junior Byron Pearce has a strong interest in weight-lifting and helping others. As a fitness management major, he hopes to combine these two passions to a successful career in the sports and fitness industry. “I was born and raised in Lansing, and I chose Olivet because it was a smaller school closer to home,” Byron…
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Christine (Moulton) Pedder ’11 — Young Alumni Award Recipient

January 12th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_42815" align="alignright" width="222"] Christine with her uncle, Rich Hamann ‘85.[/caption] Christine (Moulton) Pedder ’11 leads an engaged life, focusing her love and passion on her family, youth sports, education, health, nutrition and community work. Her roots were planted in Olivet long before her freshman year of college with three uncles as alumni and family…
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Senior Tyler Mojet — A Match Made in Heaven

November 30th, 2020 by
Senior Tyler Mojet is a fitness management major with a business concentration. He‘s involved in Greek life, a member of the football team and enjoys professional development opportunities. For Tyler, the combination couldn’t be more perfect. Read more about Tyler’s college journey. I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to Lansing when I was…
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Sophomore Macy Gorrell — For the Love of Olivet

November 30th, 2020 by
Sophomore Macy Gorrell is a passionate soccer player and future insurance professional. She is eager to be building her professional network and personal self-confidence as a Comet, thanks to opportunities for relationship-building, traveling, service learning and much more. Hear more about Macy’s decision to become a Comet and life on campus. I visited Olivet during…
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Meet Junior Kaylee Richardson — Future Chief Financial Officer

November 23rd, 2020 by
Junior Kaylee Richardson is a double major in accounting and financial planning with a career goal to become a chief financial officer. Olivet is her hometown, making the small community of Olivet College the perfect fit. For Kaylee, close relationships with her professors and the chance to play Division III sports were an added bonus.…
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Meet Transfer Student Ben Morrow

November 17th, 2020 by
Transfer student Ben Morrow is a double major in sports psychology and psychology, following his passion to work in the field of athletics. He’s also an athlete himself, growing up around the sport of tennis and falling in love with the game. While Ben’s journey to Olivet College took some twists and turns, he knows…
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Soccer and Accounting — The Perfect Combination for Sophomore Andrew Waller

November 11th, 2020 by
For sophomore Andrew Waller, accounting and soccer are the perfect combination in his college journey. Close relationships with teammates and professors, real-world experience and travel opportunities are a few other reasons why he enjoys life as a Comet. “I am from Warren, and it is urbanized versus the rural area here,” Andrew said. “I chose…
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Sophomore Savannah Baker — From Homeschooled to College

October 5th, 2020 by
Savannah Baker is a sophomore English and business administration major at Olivet College. “I grew up in DeWitt with a big ‘ole family of 11 kiddos. I was homeschooled, and I knew about Olivet, but it wasn’t really on my radar until I had some friends go here. I loved the idea of a small…
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Junior Kiley Schneck – Goals On and Off the Field

August 19th, 2020 by
Junior Kiley Schneck has grown as an athlete, increased her leadership skills and compiled a successful resume while at Olivet College, but the personal growth she’s experienced stands out the most. Next up? She plans to apply her skills and experiences to a career in physical therapy. “Olivet College has taught me to follow my…
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Senior Brooklyn Holley — The Perfect College Combination

August 12th, 2020 by
Senior Brooklyn Holley has found the perfect trifecta in her college journey — a biology major and an individualized Spanish minor, the chance to play collegiate soccer and close relationships with her professors and peers. The combination is allowing Brooklyn to pursue her personal and professional passions, while preparing for a successful future and having…
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OC CARES: Fall Athletics Update (July 30, 2020)

July 31st, 2020 by
July 30, 2020 Dear Olivet College Student-Athletes, Today I write to you with information regarding fall sports at Olivet College. As many of you have probably seen in the world of NCAA Division III athletics, conferences and schools around the nation have made modifications to their fall athletic programs as it pertains to competition and…
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Dalton Miner ’20 — A Record-Setting College Experience

July 21st, 2020 by
Dalton Miner ’20 was seeking new experiences in his college journey — new lifestyles, new weather and a new environment. Hailing from Sunnyvale, California, right in the middle of Silicone Valley, Dalton grew up in what he calls a “concrete jungle.” While he finally got to experience snow and nature firsthand, he also graduated with…
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