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  • Bryan Beverly, Ph.D., ’06 — Education is Everything

    As a proud alumnus, Bryan Beverly, Ph.D., ’06 has a strong commitment to cheering on current Comets. As a pillar in the Lansing community, he often has the chance to do just that. Bryan is a Lansing native and naturally found his way to nearby Olivet when pursuing his goal of a college degree. As […]

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  • Five Minutes With Cea Noyes, J.D.

    Cynthia “Cea” Noyes, J.D., has worked at Olivet College for nearly 25 years. She currently serves as chair of the Social Science Department, professor of sociology/anthropology and director of the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center. In her teaching, Professor Noyes aims to help students build on prior learning and apply classroom lessons to the world […]

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  • Off to Save the World: Olivet’s Sociology/Anthropology Major

    Everybody wants to change the world, and Olivet’s sociology/anthropology major is setting students up to achieve that goal one day at a time. Cea Noyes, J.D., chair of the Social Science Department, professor of sociology/anthropology and director of the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center, emphasizes that the sociology/anthropology major encourages students to make a difference […]

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  • Class of 2019 Top Five Earn Donald A. Morris Academic Excellence Award

    On May 18, the top five graduating seniors will be honored at a reception prior to Commencement. Each student will receive the Donald A. Morris Academic Excellence Award. Professors, chosen by the students as most influential, will also be honored. The Class of 2019 top five graduates are: Emily Dorn Majors: Mathematics and History Future […]

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  • Computing the Future: OC’s Computer Science Major

    In today’s world, it’s nearly impossible to get through a day without using a computer. Computer scientists work behind the scenes to make technology function properly. At Olivet, students in the computer science major learn the valuable skills that will help solve technological woes. “The computer science major at Olivet College provides students with a […]

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  • Blast From the Past: How OC is Launching the Careers of History Majors

    To skeptics, history may not be the ideal field of study for college students. But to senior Nataliya Malaydakh and Alena Buczynski ’18, those skeptics couldn’t be more wrong. History majors are some of the most creative professionals, shaping careers in a variety of areas rather than following a distinct career path. “With a history […]

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