Ikaika Binkowski is the assistant director of admissions at Olivet College. He places a strong value on higher education, noting it can help any person from any background unlock a brighter future.
“The college experience is important in the growth and success of individuals no matter how young or old,” Ikaika said. “College shapes the minds of those attending, instilling a sense of togetherness and pride, in addition to helping students grow into well-rounded individuals.
“I am passionate about working in the Olivet College Office of Admission because I want to assist people, whether it be the group I am involved with, parents who are seeing their daughters and sons off, or students just beginning their journey.”
Prior to joining the Olivet College admission team, Ikaika gained experience working as an admission programming assistant at his alma mater. He regularly met with prospective students and families, giving tours and presentations. Ikaika also assisted in the planning and development of recruitment events and the collection of admission-related data. Through this role, Ikaika developed an affinity for knowledge and a drive to instill that onto others.
Ikaika recruits students in the Michigan counties of Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola. Ikaika is always excited to help a student unlock their potential, in addition to getting them started on the pathway toward earning a college degree.