A Minute with Marjorie Newman, Director of Student Transitions and Academic Success

December 21st, 2022 by
What is your role with the college and where does your passion from this role stem from? I am the Director of Student Transitions and Academic Success. I work to provide supportive services to aid in a student’s success. Currently, this means I facilitate intentional student support services designed to meet the individual’s needs. I…
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Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

September 30th, 2022 by
Olivet College is pleased to announce the recipients of the our Distinguished Alumni Award and the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. This year there are two recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, David Bowers and Alyssa (Fredrick) Kensiston. For the Athletic Hall of Fame, there are three inductees, Jill (Shufelt) Tanis, Amber (Conrad) Votava and…
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KC Mask Requirements, Vaccination Clinic Save the Dates and General Updates

January 13th, 2022 by
Dear Students, Welcome back to campus! We hope you had a restful and fun holiday break. It's a new year, which means new opportunities and adventures await you. Good luck this semester, have fun with friends, take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and be safe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is relentless. Each of us has a shared…
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Football Captain Tyler Douglas Tackles Adversity to Achieve Goals

June 14th, 2017 by
Tyler Douglas just completed his junior year at Olivet College, something he never thought he would be saying. Tyler didn’t believe he would even attend college due to his surroundings and lackluster approach to high school classes. What he did know, was that he loved to play football and was pretty good at it too.…
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Students Deliver Donations to VA Hosptial

April 5th, 2017 by
Expressing gratitude to the men and women who have served our country in the military is important to Olivet College students. To show their gratitude to Michigan veterans, students from two groups on campus teamed up to lead a fundraiser to benefit the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. With the ultimate goal to help local…
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Lend a Hand This Service Day – March 29

March 27th, 2017 by
Be More. Do Good. As the chilling months of winter fade into greener, sunny days, Olivet College is kicking off spring with the annual Spring Service Day. On March 29 and over the next few weeks, students and organizations from campus will be giving back to the surrounding communities through a variety of service projects.…
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Celebrating Five Years of the President’s Leadership Institute with PLI Fellows Chris Watkins ’13 and Raquel Mazur ‘14

March 10th, 2017 by
Launched in 2013, the Olivet College President’s Leadership Institute develops top leadership among Olivet’s students, helping them to become the principal professional and community leaders of the future. As the fifth PLI class is approaching graduation on March 22, 2017, fellows of the first and second classes are now established professionals in their careers or…
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First Ever Cultivating Women Leaders Event is Tremendous Success

March 3rd, 2017 by
Today, Olivet College held the inaugural Cultivating Women Leaders event, Embracing Our Inner Strength, with the purpose to inspire and equip young women to grow into responsible leaders. The event comes as part of the Presidential Women’s Leadership Initiative, chaired by Presidential Spouse Traci Corey. “I believe the best way to create a better future…
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Linda Logan, Ph.D., Receives 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award

March 1st, 2017 by
Linda Logan, Ph.D., vice president and dean of student life for Olivet College, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and…
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Olivet College Awards Celebration – Welcome Honorees, Alumni and Friends!

October 7th, 2016 by
Three influential members of the Olivet College community are being honored for their contributions and success at the annual Awards Celebration, one of the most exciting events during Homecoming Oct. 6-8. Join the Young Alumni, 1844 and Distinguished Alumni honorees Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cutler Event Center’s Hathaway Court for dinner and…
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Dominique Giroux’s Opening Convocation Speech

September 2nd, 2016 by
What does Olivet College mean to me? It means Kirk Hedershott-Kraetzer's essay assignments. Laura Barlond-Maas’ brunches. Margi Heppner’s positive disposition. Jake Schuler’s alarming but kind hello. Mike and Judy Fales' Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. Kim McGowan’s crazy ideas and Karen Lutzke’s ability to be a mom away from home. It’s the way John Moore emanates confidence into…
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Michael Sherman’s Opening Convocation Speech

September 2nd, 2016 by
https://youtu.be/98RS4i_Bu-8   It's a given that we are all of this earth, but often times we fail to realize we do not live the same realities. My purpose for this poem is to give my audience a chance to step outside of themselves and see with the lenses that I've developed through 21 years of…
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Taylor Thorn’s Opening Convocation Speech

September 2nd, 2016 by
[caption id="attachment_9722" align="alignright" width="300"] Taylor Thorn at Opening Convocation Aug. 31, 2016[/caption] Picture this: picture a girl who has lived in Olivet for the past 15 years. Now, picture this same girl, as a sophomore in College, STILL trying to learn the street names in her small home town of Olivet. Now place this same directionally…
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Bruce Baker’s Opening Convocation Speech

September 2nd, 2016 by
[caption id="attachment_9721" align="alignright" width="300"] Bruce Baker at Opening Convocation Aug. 31, 2016. (center)[/caption] I grew up only a few miles from this college, and for my early years I considered Charlotte my home. But, in eighth-grade, I stepped off of an aged, green bus and onto the property of Camp Barakel. My first week there is little…
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Branden Patrick ’03 Taps Into Michigan’s Craft Beer Scene

August 31st, 2016 by
[caption id="attachment_9742" align="alignright" width="300"] OpenRoad Brewery staff at ribbon cutting ceremony. Branden pictured second from right, Bruce picture third from right.[/caption] When you’re an Olivet College alumnus/a, you have the advantage of a liberal arts education to take you anywhere in the world. Branden Patrick ’03, of Wayland, has discovered just that. After earning his…
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Miss Hills of Laguna Beach

August 12th, 2016 by
Anna Althea Hills, alumna of Olivet College from 1898-1901, will be an upcoming featured artist at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, California. The exhibit, entitled Miss Hills of Laguna Beach – Anna Althea Hills Art, Education, Community will be displayed from Oct. 16, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017. Hills gifted the painting The…
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Set Your Sights on a Four-Year Degree

August 10th, 2016 by
 Let’s face it, tackling a four-year college right out of high school can be intimidating. Many students choose to wade into college rather than diving in head first, and that’s okay! If you’re a student who is ready for the next step after a two-year college program, we welcome you to check out Olivet College! At…
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Balance: The Key to Being a Student-Athlete and Transfer Student

August 3rd, 2016 by
“Get out there. Go get more experience. Visit the schools. Apply for the scholarships. Make them notice you.” –T’Keyia Collins   T’Keyia Collins (pictured right) is known on campus as a student-athlete, but she’s also a transfer student. TK has had Olivet on her radar since graduating from high school, and was recruited to the Olivet…
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Dr. Ryan Bowling ’06 Has Got Your Back

July 26th, 2016 by
Ryan Bowling ’06, D.C., pictured right, has been ranked as one of the 10 Best Chiropractors for Client Satisfaction in Arizona by the American Institute of Chiropractors (AIOC) in 2016. It's sure to be a memorable year for the Bowlings, as Ryan's wife, Anne, was also recognized with the honor, and the couple recently welcomed a…
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Twins and Siblings Scholarships Allow OC Students to Keep College in the Family

July 19th, 2016 by
Scholarships are just one of the many forms of financial aid Olivet College has available for students, and the list of them is growing – with some interesting opportunities. That means good news for families, as Olivet now offers scholarships for twins and siblings. The qualifications are simple – starting in the fall of 2016,…
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