175 Voices of Olivet
This fall at Homecoming 2018, Olivet College will launch its 175th anniversary celebration, continuing through Commencement 2019. During these 175 years, OC has continuously strived to teach students the divine art and science of doing good to others, guided by the mission of our founding fathers. The institution recognizes it is the people – from Father John Shipherd, to the faculty and staff who serve students today, generations of alumni, the Class of 2018 and even new students who have only just joined the campus community – that make Olivet College a special place. In honor of our 175th anniversary, we present 175 voices of Olivet College.
I will always remember how much Olivet College felt like a big family. Professors were very helpful and you could get assistance very easily when needed. Throughout my years at Olivet, I never felt lost or out of place due to the people around campus. Whether it was professors remembering my name, having a class with a familiar face, or coming together within clubs and organizations, there was always someone you could go to.
BreAnne Rudlaff 18
Olivet might have a small campus, but nothing is too big at OC. I’m very thankful for the resources that are here, especially student life opportunities and advisers who will help you with anything. I know the more I take advantage of now will help me in my next steps of life, and there are chances to grow in many ways. There is truly something for everyone at Olivet College.
I have always felt that Olivet College is a special place. I think God created OC for a unique purpose – a place where diversity is embraced and a greater understanding is created. What continues to make Olivet special is that there are so many people who are willing to devote their life’s work to educating students and ensuring the growth of the institution.
Mike Fales ’75assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and religion, director of service learning and campus ministries, Olivet College