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Olivet College is proud to present Cultivating Women Leaders: Embracing Our Inner Strength, an annual event designed to inspire and equip young women to embrace their inner strength and realize their potential as 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 for our young women is to present them with meaningful opportunities to learn and grow in a way that encourages... Read more

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., addressed the 2016 presidential election. Learn more about the Olivet College mission and vision here.


Members of the Olivet College Community:

We’re now one week past the national election and it has allowed time for reflection on what transpired and why as we consider what may be in store for the future. There is no escaping the fact that this has been a highly divisive election where discourse has often been more about personal attacks, insults, and power through fear than a debate of... Read more

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Emily Cooper has big plans ahead of her, and she’s getting there by way of Olivet College. Emily, from Flint, transferred to Olivet after attending an out-of-state college for two semesters. After moving in for her sophomore year, she quickly realized that she wasn’t where she was meant to be and moved back home. A year later, Emily accompanied her sister, a high school senior exploring college options, on a visit to Olivet and fell in love. Now, Emily is a double major in environmental science and biology with a... Read more

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 celebration. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored at the celebration. View a full list of Homecoming events here.

Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D., Young Alumni Award Honoree

Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D... Read more

Olivet College’s risk management and insurance (RMI) program has drawn national attention for its extensive course offerings, large number of students enrolled in the program and impressive 99 percent job placement rate for graduates. In fact, Business Insurance compared the top colleges serving the industry and ranked Olivet College the eleventh program in the nation. Currently, Olivet has around 140 undergraduate students enrolled in the RMI program, producing approximately 35 graduates per year.

In an industry where 40 percent of the workforce will reach retirement age... Read more

Olivet’s campus is going to get groovy with this years’ Homecoming theme: The Rockin’ 70s!

From Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9, let your Comet spirit shine bright. Check out a full list of events here and get excited for these event highlights:

1. Olivet Comets vs. Kalamazoo College Hornets – Squeeze into the bleachers, clap along with the band and cheer until you lose your voice for the Comet football team as they take on Kalamazoo College! Win or lose, rain or shine, Olivet has some of the most dedicated fans... Read more

The divine art and science of doing good – the belief Olivet College was founded on. To uphold that purpose, once a semester students gather to perform service to the Olivet community and beyond. This fall, Service Day will be Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Started in the mid-90s, Service Day has been a tradition of the college for about 20 years. Projects are organized by Carrie Jacob ’14, the college’s community service coordinator. Clubs, organizations and different groups around campus and the community have the ability or host or request projects for the big day, which often actually... Read more

For senior Blane Heisler, financial planning is more than just a college major that requires crunching numbers and learning about the stock market. It’s setting important goals, attempting to predict the future and providing clients with the financial security that allows them to live a worry-free lifestyle.

Blane learned the importance of financial planning when his grandmother passed away. Not only did his family have to carry the burden of mourning a loved one, they were saddled with the realization that the family was financially unprepared to handle this kind of loss. To... Read more

Olivet College welcomed one of its largest incoming classes in history this fall, with 420 new students joining the student body. Along with the student growth Olivet is experiencing, seven new faculty members were also added to the instructional staff at the college.


Meredith Dodson, M.F.A.
Director of Writing Program
Assistant Professor of Writing

Professor Dodson will be teaching creative non-fiction writing and will serve as the director of the writing program. “I’m thrilled to be here at Olivet and to join a strong writing... Read more

For Senior ReBekah McDaniel, college held a lot of uncertainty. Naturally shy, Rebekah, from Lansing, knew she would have to work hard to overcome her inner self doubt to shine. With the numerous opportunities available to students and encouragement from faculty and staff, it didn’t take long for ReBekah, pictured below, to immerse herself in extracurricular activities, leaving the shy girl behind in exchange for a new, bold, confidence that ultimately led to an experience ReBekah never would have thought possible for her old self. Read ReBekah’s personal account below.

Traveling to... Read more


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