Olivet College Announces 2022 Fall Semester President’s List

January 13th, 2023 by
A total of 84 students have been named to the Olivet College 2022 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. Bray Wright, Clawson (48017) Hailey Jasin, Warren (48088) Andrew Waller, Warren (48093) Logan…
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Olivet College Announces 2022 Fall Semester Dean’s List

January 13th, 2023 by
OLIVET, Mich. — A total of 299 students have been named to the Olivet College 2022 fall semester Dean’s List. To make the Deans’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students are listed in zip code order. Jacob Kasner, Algonac (48001) Ashley Santo, Almont (48003)…
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Bangor Public Schools Students Eligible for Direct Admit to Olivet College

December 22nd, 2022 by
Bangor Public High School students will now be automatically admitted to Olivet College, thanks to Olivet Direct!, a new program that makes the admissions process faster and easier for qualified students. President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., and Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson signed the Olivet Direct! agreement earlier this month. Direct admission allows high-achieving…
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Why the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship Matters

December 14th, 2022 by
On Dec. 8, President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., announced the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship at Sexton High School in Lansing. This scholarship will make Olivet College tuition-free for first-time students throughout Michigan who qualify for the Michigan Achievement Grant and are Pell-eligible. During the announcement, Olivet College senior and Sexton High School alum Byron Pearce…
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Olivet College Announces Free Tuition through New ADVANTAGE Scholarship

December 8th, 2022 by
Free tuition for students who qualify for Michigan Achievement Scholarship and are Pell eligible President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., today announced that Olivet College is investing millions of dollars to create the Olivet College ADVANTAGE Scholarship. This initiative will begin in fall 2023 to ensure Michigan students have access to a private, small college education…
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Olivet College Board Trustee Tom Kolassa Awarded Emeritus Status After 27 Years of Service

November 8th, 2022 by
Tom Kolassa, a member of the Olivet College Board of Trustees, has been awarded emeritus status upon his retirement from the board after 27 years of service. Tom was honored with the distinction at the October 21 board of trustees meeting. Over the years, he has served in various capacities, including as board chair from…
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Olivet College Senior Samuel Vondra Awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience

November 4th, 2022 by
Olivet College senior Samuel Vondra is one of two insurance and risk management students nationwide to have been awarded the J.H Blades Scholars London Experience through the highly competitive Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) internship program. The J.H Blades Scholars London Experience gives Vondra the opportunity to work at Lloyd’s, the birthplace of modern…
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Olivet College is Named 2022-23 Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School

October 19th, 2022 by
Olivet College is proud to announce its designation as a 2022-23 Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for the fifth consecutive year. The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools Program recognizes academic institutions committed to supporting the needs of veterans and military-connected students. These institutions are awarded gold-, silver- or bronze-level status based on their…
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Olivet College Student Art Project, “Sunflowers for Ukraine,” Raises Over $550 in Support of World Central Kitchen

October 14th, 2022 by
The Olivet College Art Alliance, a student-run organization that promotes the arts, raised over $550 for the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen in support of the citizens of Ukraine. The “Sunflowers for Ukraine” fundraiser was part of the Art Alliance annual fall Service Day project.   Students created a limited edition etching to raise money for…
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Olivet College Earns National Academic Rankings

October 10th, 2022 by
Olivet College has been recognized nationally on several college ranking lists, including a #1 ranking for Academic Stewardship in Michigan. Academic Influence Academic Influence, a private company that uses artificial intelligence technology to rank universities, colleges, and high schools across the country, ranked the college in the top 10 in four categories #1 Academic Stewardship…
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Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams Receives Grant for Student-Run 24-7 News Operation

August 31st, 2022 by
Olivet College Professor Joanne Williams has been named one of 51 educators out of 374 applicants nationwide to receive funding from the online learning platform Course Hero, which was designed to support faculty and their “dream projects”. Professor Williams, associate professor of media production and communications (MPC), specializes in reporting and editing, and is also…
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Olivet College and Block House to Open Esports Competition Space and Restaurant

August 30th, 2022 by
[embed]https://youtu.be/a9fiVz55SLk[/embed] An esports competition space and casual restaurant and bar for gamers, spectators and dining-only crowds is coming to the city of Olivet, thanks to an innovative partnership between Olivet College and Block House. Business partners Anthony Collamati and Nicholas Lux have leased the former Lamplighter restaurant from the college, located at 714 South Main…
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Olivet College to Present Art Exhibition by Deborah Rockman

August 23rd, 2022 by
Olivet College will present “The Past is Present” by Deborah Rockman on Sept. 1 – 29, 2022. A reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 5 - 7 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…
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Meet the New Gospel Choir Director – Kwamise Taylor

August 5th, 2022 by
Olivet College is pleased to welcome its new gospel choir director, Kwamise Taylor. Professor Taylor officially joined the OC family on July 1, 2022. Professor Taylor is an experienced professional in the world of music. She currently serves as a choral director for New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit and has been in this…
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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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Free Printmaking Workshops for High School Students and Teachers

June 3rd, 2022 by
Olivet College is providing a unique opportunity for high school students  and educators to explore the art of printmaking this summer. Printmaking has been a part of Olivet’s rich history for 89 years and the college recognizes the continued importance of including the practice and study of this medium in the visual arts curriculum. Printmaking…
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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
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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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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