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Shipherd’s Record Stories

  • Ed Retherford ’69 — Captain of the Great Lakes

    The preservation of science and history around the Northern Great Lakes region of Michigan is in good hands. Ed Retherford ’69 arrived at Olivet College in 1965 from a family steeped in their love of nature and already an avid outdoor and fishing enthusiast. Retherford recalls his maternal grandfather taking him out on his boat […]

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  • Danielle Chauvin ’12 — Turning Passion into Career

    Danielle Chauvin ’12 knew Olivet College was the place for her immediately when searching for a college to attend. “Olivet College was the perfect place for me. Its idea of Individual and Social Responsibility has always resounded with me,” Chauvin said. Chauvin instills the Olivet College values of “Be More. Do Good.” to the highest […]

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  • Psychology Alumni Take Their Athletic Talents to England

    Olivet College’s psychology program is designed with real-world lessons, networking options, internship positions, research experiences, engagement with honor societies and much more. These opportunities prepare students for success post-graduation as many pursue careers or additional education. Two psychology alumni recently used their degrees as a launchpad to earn master’s degrees and play collegiate athletics in […]

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  • Olivet and Thailand — Connected by Heart

    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

    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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  • Barron “Barry” Evans ’77 — Life is About the Choices You make

    As Barron “Barry” Evans ’77 reflects on his personal and professional life, he is thankful for one thing above all else — the freedom he had to explore life’s possibilities matched with confident decision-making skills. When faced with opportunities over the years — both personal and professional — Evans often reflected on his Olivet College […]

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