Earthbound — Changing the Environment for the Better One Small Act at a Time

June 7th, 2022 by
Patrick Geddes, a Scottish conversationist in the early 20th century, first coined the phrase, “Think globally, act locally.” Earthbound, one of the many clubs Olivet College has to offer, has taken this phrase to heart. This club’s primary mission is to support the preservation of the environment and share its importance with others.   Former club…
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Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program Receives Additional Funding for Sampling Local Water Quality

June 6th, 2022 by
Olivet College, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), has received a $16,391 Stream Monitoring Implementation Grant from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps). The grant will support the newly established Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program. The monitoring program consists of stream sites throughout Eaton County within the Upper Thornapple River watershed, part…
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Volunteer to Be a Community Scientist for the Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program

April 12th, 2022 by
In partnership with the Eaton Conservation District, Olivet College has established the Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program through funding from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps). The program seeks volunteer community scientists to work with Olivet College students during Community Stream Collection Days in May 2022. The monitoring program consists of stream sites in…
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Meet Chelsea Goodman ’14, DO

January 24th, 2022 by
Chelsea Goodman ‘14 majored in biology at Olivet College while preparing to enter medical school after graduation. Thanks to strong relationships with professors, time management skills, leadership opportunities and a great educational foundation, Chelsea has found success in graduate school and beyond. “I always knew that I wanted to further my education in the medical…
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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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Jennifer (Elliston) Ackett ’17 — Finding Her True Path

November 12th, 2021 by
Jennifer (Elliston) Ackett ’17 came to Olivet with the intention of starting her journey to become a medical doctor, but along the way she found her true path of becoming a physician assistant (PA). Jennifer is from Battle Creek, and great scholarship opportunities played a big role in her decision to attend OC. While at…
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Elizabeth Bailey ’14 — A Passion Turned Career

October 7th, 2021 by
Originally from Wyoming, Michigan, Olivet College alumna Elizabeth Bailey ’14 has always had a passion for biology. During her time at Olivet, her primary major was biology with a pre-medical concentration, and she pursued a minor in biochemistry that turned into a chemistry major by the time she graduated. Outside of classes, Elizabeth was very…
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Taylor Elley ’20 — A Passion for Medicine

July 12th, 2021 by
When Taylor Elley ’20 was planning her graduation from Olivet, she did not expect her post-college plans to shift. With the help of her professors, Taylor was able to adapt to the sudden adversity. “I studied biology with a biochemistry minor,” Taylor said. “My original goal was to attend medical school, which I got into…
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Meet Senior Thomas Krug, Biology and Environmental Science Major

July 1st, 2021 by
Meet senior Thomas Krug, a biology and environmental science major from Battle Creek. Thomas is a transfer student, and through a winding path found his way back in the pool swimming for the Comets. “When I decided to transfer from the first university I attended, I initially thought about joining the Navy,” Thomas said. “So,…
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Olivet College and Eaton Conservation District Receive Stream Monitor Program Funding for Local Watershed

May 12th, 2021 by
Olivet College, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), received a Stream Monitoring Startup Grant from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) to establish an Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program. The monitoring program will consist of stream sites in Eaton County within the Upper Thornapple River watershed, which is part of the large…
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Courtney Wood ’15 — Building a Foundation for Success

May 3rd, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_45036" align="alignright" width="240"] Courtney with her fiancé, Cody Ross '16.[/caption] Courtney Wood ’15 describes Olivet College as the place it all began for her, the place she built the strong foundation for her professional and academic career. Today, Courtney is pursuing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the College of Veterinary Medicine at…
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Meet First-Year Student Kiandra Marciniak

April 19th, 2021 by
First-year student Kiandra Marciniak knew she was at home from the moment she first stepped onto Olivet College’s campus. Hailing from Lansing, a small college close to home was the perfect fit for her. Kiandra is only just finishing her first year on campus, but she has already experienced tremendous personal and professional growth. “I…
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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 Senior Samantha Gifford, Lansing Promise Scholar

February 22nd, 2021 by
Senior Samantha Gifford is a biology major with a premedical concentration and a biochemistry minor. She’s also a Lansing Promise Scholar and deeply engaged in campus life as co-president of Alpha Pi Upsilon, vice president of Earthbound and secretary of the Pre-Vet Club. Samantha’s ultimate career goal is to work in a medical or biology-related…
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Meet Biology Alumna Chelsea Snavley ’12

January 15th, 2021 by
Going to Olivet College to pursue my undergraduate degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made. There were several reasons why I chose Olivet. First and foremost, growing up in Reed City, I loved the feeling of a small town atmosphere, which Olivet provided. That made it easy getting to know classmates…
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Meet Sophomore Griffon Rice

December 4th, 2020 by
Sophomore Griffon Rice is a biology major and criminal justice minor. She has enjoyed relationship-building both within her program and through extracurricular activities. The tight-knit community at Olivet College has allowed her to reach her professional and personal goals. “I chose a biology major because I knew that was a large field that I could…
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From Biology to Bowling — Meet Junior Paige Winberg

October 7th, 2020 by
Junior Paige Winberg has created a unique path of study while at Olivet College. She’s a double major in biology with a premedical focus and forensic science, a personal interest major custom created with the help of her adviser. In addition, Paige is active in Greek life and a member of the Marching Comets, Wind…
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Meet Carrie Watson ’20 — Mom, Chemistry Lover and College Graduate

September 16th, 2020 by
Carrie Watson ’20 recently graduated with a degree in chemistry and forensic science. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Carrie’s journey to Olivet College started after she moved to Eaton Rapids with her son. Looking for a small college experience that would help Carrie reach her goals with an individualized education, OC was the perfect fit. Hear…
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Konnor Geiger ’18 — From OC to Future DC

September 9th, 2020 by
Konnor Geiger ’18 has got your back. She’s currently attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Konnor’s ultimate goal is to practice chiropractic care in Michigan, working with athletes recovering from injuries or looking to achieve peak performance. “Seeing all of the help that chiropractic can provide a person who is in pain…
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Meet Proud Comet Kassidy Zmikly

September 1st, 2020 by
For some, college is about pursuing your lifelong passions, and for others, it’s about trying new things and stepping outside of your comfort zone. For senior Kassidy Zmikly, both have been possible. “I am from Sanford, a small town in mid-Michigan. I chose Olivet College because of the same small-town feel, and I had the…
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