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  • First-Generation Students Count on Olivet College

    Why should I go to college? How do I access financial aid opportunities? What classes should I take? Where do I go for tutoring support? Who do I ask for help? These are just a few of the questions that likely worry first-generation (first-gen) students. Being a first-generation student means they are the first person […]

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  • Priscilla Dhanapol Mohl ’77: From Kodaikanal to Olivet

    Olivet College is woven into Priscilla Dhanapal Mohl’s lifelong journey, just as her passions for helping others and doing good. Mohl first came to Olivet College from India in the 1970s as a sociology major and French and English minor. She later returned to earn her secondary teaching certificate in 1986. Mohl’s career has been […]

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  • Judith Tellez-Gonzalez ’13 — Instilling the Power of Education

    Judith Tellez-Gonzalez ’13 grew up in Emilio Portes Gil, a small town in central Mexico nearly 2,000 miles from Olivet College. She first heard of OC when a group of students traveling during the Intensive Learning Term visited the community organization in which Tellez-Gonzalez was serving at in 2003. Four years later, a scholarship from […]

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  • Lamontriale Hale ’01 — A Man of Potential

    “Here I could make a name for myself,” said Lamontriale Hale ’01 after arriving in Olivet as a high school senior. Hale was participating in a youth program at Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. that was designed to link students to tutoring and mentoring resources and provide college placement support. The program took students […]

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  • Megan Newton ’13 — A Loving Home

    When you hear the words “foster care,” or “adoption,” what do you think of? Do your first thoughts go to the children who have been removed from their homes, separated from loved ones? Or, do you think about the struggling parents who, despite their love for their children, just cannot provide necessary care? Maybe you […]

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  • Health and Wellness Services Expanded on Campus

    Mental and physical well-being are an essential part of a positive educational experience, and Olivet College is committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all Comets. Recently, the College expanded on previous community partnerships with local health care providers to offer a Health and Wellness Center on campus. Students will now have access […]

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