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As a member of the insurance industry with more than 26 years of experience, Tom Humphreys was ready for a change of pace. As luck would have it, in the fall of 2015 Olivet College had an opening for an assistant professor in the Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) program. Just one year later, in the fall of 2016, Tom will be focused on much more than teaching as he starts his new role as director of the program.

“Of all the places to go, Olivet was it for me because it’s known by everyone in the insurance industry in the state of Michigan as the place for insurance,”... Read more

When Emily Nelson graduated from Olivet High School (OHS) in 2014, she knew that she wouldn’t have to look further than her own backyard to decide where to attend college.

Today, the Olivet College music major has traded in her green and white-accented marching band uniform for a brand new crimson red and timeless black ensemble that debuted this past fall with the return of the Marching Comets.

Small Town Harmony

Growing up, music was always an influence in Nelson’s life. After being heavily involved with the OHS Bands as an instrumentalist and color guard member, even... Read more

Since 1975, Olivet College’s own student-run radio station, WOCR 89-1, has helped give its students a voice across campus and within the local community.

From sports to politics, Comet news to high-energy music, majors and non-majors alike have been taking it to the air to learn what it takes to become a radio star.

Making Airwaves

When assistant professor of business administration Michael Oyster ’77 came to campus in the fall of 1974, it was then-sophomore Chuck Mefford ’76 who enlisted his help to build a 100-watt station in the bottom of the Kirk Center.

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Senior Cecilia Bayne enjoys a challenge on and off the field.

As captain of the women’s lacrosse team and president of the college’s Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) chapter, Bayne is a mathematics major who gives a whole new meaning to the word “mathlete.”

 

Whiz Kid

Bayne has always had a natural knack for math. After exhausting all of her high school math courses, she looked to dual enroll through a local community college and quickly excelled in college calculus. Before she even received her diploma from Lakeview High School, she had already accumulated... Read more

Sometimes it takes a leap of faith to get you where you need to be. Mahalia Stelter, a senior majoring in visual arts knows that all too well; she chose Olivet College on a gut feeling and accepted enrollment before even visiting the campus. Now in her final semester as an Olivet College student, Mahalia is still happy about her decision and has a lot to look back on.

Small Class Size. Big Rewards.

In a major where so much of the grade is based on your professors knowing you as a student, and how you’ve grown as an artist, it’s easy to see why Mahalia might... Read more

With spring in the air and warmer months around the corner, many people are rolling up their sleeves to perform a little elbow grease on spring cleaning projects. This week, Olivet College is following suit. Campus-wide and surrounding communities will give back this Wednesday, March 30 in support of the college’s annual Spring Service Day.

Learning Through Service

Since 1995, Olivet College has devoted one day each semester toward helping others; bringing faculty, staff and students together to make a difference in the world around them. 

Service learning... Read more

You don’t have to be an ambitious, motivated insurance major at Olivet College to land a full time job before graduation – but it helps. Hailey Willett is just that. As a senior Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) major with a minor in Journalism and Mass Media and Communication (JMC), she is one of a kind.

Unique in Every Way

Starting at Olivet College with a huge interest in journalism, Hailey thought she was destined to be a reporter. But, early on in her freshman year a few students in her​ dorm approached her about the RMI major and told her about Olivet’s unique... Read more

Ever since Carlos Barajas was in high school, he wanted to be a mathematician.

Now an Olivet College junior, with a double major in mathematics and computer science, Barajas has big dreams of solving for more than just “x.”

The Perfect Formula

As a Charlotte, Mich. resident, Olivet College has always been right in Barajas’ backyard. He had heard about Olivet and its math program early in his college search as a high school student. In​ addition to the locality, it was the affordability of tuition through scholarships that attracted him to campus.

“I got into a... Read more

TD Ameritrade Gives 52 Financial Planning Undergraduates VIP Access to One of the RIA Industry’s Biggest Networking and Education Events. The Event is the Largest Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Industry Event.

It’s one thing to sit in a classroom studying financial planning, but what if undergraduates had the chance to spend three days networking with thousands of registered investment advisors while also learning from some the financial services industry’s leading thinkers?

Fifty-two financial planning students from 25 colleges and universities had just that... Read more

Many young children imagine themselves in the role of a firefighter, veterinarian, police officer, scientist or lawyer. Fast forward 18 years and any high school senior can choose from an abundance of college degree programs that support these type of careers.

Although few kindergartners ever exclaim that they want to be an insurance agent when they grow up, more and more of them are choosing that career path when they enter college. Especially in Michigan.

Award Winning Insurance Program

Olivet College is one of few institutions in the nation with an award-winning... Read more

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