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

April 14th, 2022 by
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…
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Service Learning and Global Marketing in Antigua

March 17th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54358" align="alignright" width="214"] Matt Hewitt[/caption] 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…
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Olivet College Insurance and Risk Management Program Ranked as National College Standout

February 9th, 2022 by
Olivet College was ranked third in Best’s Review national survey of leading college insurance and risk management programs. The survey has been conducted biennially since 2018, and Olivet College has earned a top-three spot in the past two surveys. This year, 316 industry professionals from around the country participated in the survey, casting a total…
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Olivet College Students Impact Community through VITA Program

July 30th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_46818" align="alignright" width="278"] Kylie Polhamus. VITA Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient[/caption] Olivet College prides itself on performing service for others. From the weekend and week-long service trips to the dedicated Service Day each semester, service is a huge part of Olivet’s mission and students are urged to participate in their own way. Olivet…
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Rising Junior Erin Brady — The Past Two Years

July 1st, 2021 by
As she enters her second to last year at Olivet College, rising Junior Erin Brady has been looking back at her time at Olivet. Her experiences with service and student groups and the support she found have all have a profound impact on her. Erin is an actuarial science major and a computer science minor,…
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Olivet Insurance Students Awarded National Scholarships

June 15th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_45929" align="alignright" width="234"] Delaney Peters[/caption] Recently, five Olivet College students were awarded undergraduate scholarships from Spencer Ed — Elizabeth Fisher, Alexis Hanchett, Delaney Peters, Allyson Sears and Zoie Walters. In addition, Elizabeth, Alexis, Delaney and Zoie were also awarded scholarships from the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). “Our students work extremely hard, both…
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Sophomore Amber Zabonick — Global Goals

April 22nd, 2021 by
Sophomore Amber Zabonick is a business major with a concentration in marketing. She is eager to explore the broad range of options within the marketing field and utilize her creative side in her future career. Amber’s other passions include photography, painting, traveling, service learning and more. Hear more about Amber’s college experience firsthand. I am…
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Meet First-Year Student Amber Ralston

March 22nd, 2021 by
First-year student Amber Ralston has only just begun her college journey but she’s already found her fit on campus as part of the bowling team and Gamma Iota Sigma. She is ambitiously pursuing a double major in financial planning and insurance and risk management, paired with a minor in insurance claims investigation. And, Amber has…
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Meet Ben Serrels ‘20

January 28th, 2021 by
Ben Serrels attended Olivet High School before finding his fit at Olivet College, thanks to the small classrooms and low student-to-faculty ratio. He enjoyed close relationships with professors as a double major in business administration and accounting. Now, Ben works in the field of accounting and credits his OC education in helping on the path…
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Meet Senior Jacob Coultas

January 18th, 2021 by
Senior Jacob Coultas is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. He’s also a member of the baseball team and Phi Beta Lambda, a professional organization for business students. Thanks to travel opportunities, networking and close relationships with his professors, Jacob knows he is on the path to success. Hear more about Jacob’s…
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Meet Marketing Alumna Mona Hinamanu ’17

January 15th, 2021 by
I started at Olivet College in 2013 as an accounting major. After one semester, I changed my concentration to marketing. During my time at Olivet, I was a member of the volleyball team, the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), the Black Student Union, a fellow of the President’s Leadership Institute and, most proudly, a member of…
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Meet Business Administration Alumna Brooke Sullivan ’15

January 15th, 2021 by
Growing up in the Olivet and Charlotte area, you could call me a townie, and I’ve eaten my fair share of Tim’s Pizza. Being familiar with the area and having rocked Olivet College swag since before I could walk, campus always felt like home. Multiple family members of mine are proud and successful alumni of…
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Meet Business Administration Alumnus Anthony Bradley II ’12

January 15th, 2021 by
I’m not sure if I chose Olivet, so much as Olivet chose me. I hadn’t heard of Olivet College before my senior year of high school, which is funny because I drove past it at least once each year when going to watch the basketball finals in East Lansing. There’s a curve in the highway…
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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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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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Relationships are the Heart of the College Journey — Sophomore Allyson Sears

August 27th, 2020 by
For sophomore Allyson Sears, relationships have shaped her wonderful experience at Olivet College. She’s a double major in insurance and risk management and financial planning, a Difference Maker, a Global Citizen Honors Program scholar — and best of all, she’s on the path to success. Hear more about Allyson’s college journey. “I grew up in…
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Meet Sophomore Daniel Ballagh

August 27th, 2020 by
Sophomore Daniel Ballagh is a double major in insurance and risk management and financial planning. He’s also a member of the baseball team, the son of an OC alumnus and pursuing experiences to help him build real-world skills. With this perfect combination, Daniel is enjoying his college journey and is confident in his future. “I…
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Olivet and Thailand — Connected by Heart

August 13th, 2020 by
Eakamon “Andy” Oumtrakool, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, and Areerat “Poy” Lertchaipitak, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, are experts in their field and dedicated advisers, but those aren’t the only ways they enrich the Olivet College community. Oumtrakool and Lertchaipitak are originally from Thailand, and the couple proudly shares their culture and instills…
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Mona Hinamanu ’17 — Owning Every Experience

August 11th, 2020 by
When Mona Hinamanu ’17 stepped into an interview for her dream job at Google last year, her nerves were undoubtedly high, but something just felt right. After an extensive interview process leading to a job offer, Hinamanu knew her gut feeling was correct — she had found where she was meant to be. “One of…
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