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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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  • Finding What Makes You Tick: Reiker Dean’s Path to Self-Discovery

    As a young boy, rising senior Reiker Dean sprawled out on the floor with paper and watercolors next to his mother as she brushed oil paint onto a canvas. It was the beginning of a lifetime appreciation for art and a strong relationship with his mom, Amy (Gardner) Dean ’92. Reiker attributes his success in […]

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  • Karina Marin — OC is the Perfect Catch

    “Olivet College felt like a second home.” That’s how rising sophomore Karina Marin knew she had found the right college. Karina is from Temecula, California, and her number one passion is softball. Eager to leave her comfort zone, Karina’s interest in the sport and the opportunity to earn a spot on OC’s roster in just […]

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  • 2019 Porter Scholarship Honors Six High-Achieving Comets

    Olivet College will honor six students with the John W. Porter Community Responsibility Scholarship at the 23rd annual Leadership for Individual and Social Responsibility Awards Dinner on May 15. Students were selected for demonstrating individual and social responsibility through their involvement and service to the College and their community. Recipients include rising junior Kyrie Bostic, […]

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  • David Sunnock: Young Entrepreneur, Graphic Designer, Businessman

    Senior David Sunnock has always had a knack for business. At age 11, he found himself making and selling “Dave-O’s Bean Dip” — a simple combination of Velveeta, refried beans, seasoned salt and red chili pepper. “I made the bean dip for my family one time and they loved it,” David said. “They took it […]

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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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