Olivet College Appoints Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., as Provost

May 2nd, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_55063" align="alignright" width="300"] Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., has been appointed Olivet College Provost, effective July 1, 2022.[/caption] Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., is pleased to announce that Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D., has been appointed provost after a nationwide search. Burkhardt will begin his new role on July 1, 2022. Burkhardt joins Olivet College from…
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Students, Faculty and Staff Honored During 2022 Honors Week

April 27th, 2022 by
Students, faculty and staff were honored during Olivet College’s Honors Week celebration, April 18 - 21. Awards were presented in various categories, including Business, Insurance and Risk Management, Health and Human Performance, Athletics, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Music, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, RN-BSN Program and Community Responsibility. The Office of Alumni Relations,…
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Volunteer to Be a Community Scientist for the Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program

April 12th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_53910" align="alignright" width="300"] Erin Pavloski, assistant professor of environmental science[/caption] 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…
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Spring Break Service Trip 2022 — Hattiesburg, Mississippi

March 31st, 2022 by
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…
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Maria G. Davis, Ph.D., Named to Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors

March 25th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_54506" align="alignright" width="300"] Maria G. Davis. Ph.D.[/caption] 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…
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Olivet College to Host Fifth Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

March 16th, 2022 by
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…
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Olivet College Announces the Appointment of Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings to its Board of Trustees

March 10th, 2022 by
Olivet College has announced the appointment of Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings, CPA, CFE, CAE, to its Board of Trustees. Murff and Jennings will join the College’s leadership team with a commitment to providing a successful educational experience for all students. “I am very pleased to have Veronica Murff and Sarah Jennings join the Olivet…
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Olivet College Ranked as 2022-23 National Gold-Level Military Friendly School

March 8th, 2022 by
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…
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Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Scott Smith

February 11th, 2022 by
Olivet College will present “A Curious Backyard Community” by Scott Smith on March 3 – April 7, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, March 4, 6-8 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 Friday…
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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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Marilyn F. Lawrence Named Director of RN-BSN Program at Olivet College

January 25th, 2022 by
Marilyn F. Lawrence, MSN, BSN, RN, was named the director of the RN-BSN Program at Olivet College. The RN-BSN Program serves professional nurses returning to college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As director of the RN-BSN Program, Lawrence’s responsibilities will include providing leadership and oversite of the program, teaching online classes,…
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Olivet College to Host Creative Arts and Entertainment Expo for High School Students Feb. 11

January 21st, 2022 by
  Olivet College will host a Creative Arts and Entertainment Expo designed for high school students on Friday, Feb. 11. The free, full-day event will include interactive breakout sessions, opportunities to showcase art, music, performance or vocal talents and information on Olivet College, culminating in a live performance. The event is open to all high…
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Olivet College Announces 2021 Fall Semester President’s List

January 18th, 2022 by
A total of 88 students have been named to the Olivet College 2021 fall semester President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 4.0. Students are listed in zip code order. Noah Runnals, Wales (48027) Dane Vos, Port Huron (48060) Julia Decker, St. Clair…
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Olivet College Announces 2021 Fall Semester Dean’s List

January 18th, 2022 by
A total of 285 students have been named to the Olivet College 2021 fall semester Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Note: * indicates that the student earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and is also…
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Olivet College Welcomes Suzanna Flood as Director of Teaching Pathway

January 12th, 2022 by
[caption id="attachment_53270" align="alignright" width="200"] Suzanna Flood[/caption] Olivet College announced Suzanna Flood as the director of the Teaching Pathway. The Teaching Pathway is a unique program for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching. This program prepares undergraduate students to enter an alternate route to teacher certification program as defined by the State of Michigan…
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Olivet College December 2021 Graduates

January 10th, 2022 by
Olivet College is pleased to announce the December 2021 graduates. Forty students completed their programs, including undergraduate students and graduates of the Master of Business Administration program. List of Graduates Students are listed in zip code order. Out-of-state students are listed at the end of each section. Master of Business Administration in Insurance Graduates Andrea…
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Olivet College Regional High School Student Art Exhibition Awards

December 21st, 2021 by
The Olivet College visual arts program hosted the fifth annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition in December 2021. High school students entered 2D, 3D, ceramics and graphic design artwork to compete for Olivet College talent-based scholarships up to $3,000. Twenty-eight students earned a Visual Arts Scholarship Award. Six students were also commended with a…
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Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Deborah Rockman

December 16th, 2021 by
Olivet College will present “The Past is Present” by Deborah Rockman on Jan. 20 – Feb. 24, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 21, 5:30-7:30 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 Friday…
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Olivet College to Host Fifth Annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition

October 21st, 2021 by
The Olivet College visual arts program is proud to present the fifth annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition. The goal of the exhibition is to support and celebrate area students’ creative work and promote the arts in the greater Olivet College community. High school juniors and seniors from across the region may enter 2D,…
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Tom Kolassa ’69 Welcomed Gerald “Whitey” Weaver ’52 during Olivet College Homecoming

October 20th, 2021 by
[caption id="attachment_52096" align="alignright" width="327"] Tom Kolassa ’69 (left) and Gerald “Whitey” Weaver ’52.[/caption] Olivet College and Tom Kolassa ’69, past chair of the Olivet College Board of Trustees, recently honored Gerald “Whitey” Weaver ’52 on Oct. 9 as part of Homecoming weekend events. Kolassa and Weaver met at Coldwater High School while Kolassa was a…
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