Senior Taylor Wilsey: Finding Her Place at Olivet During a Pandemic

March 13th, 2024 by
Starting the final semester of my college career has made me realize that I might miss being here. As a 2020 high school graduate, my life felt ruined because of COVID-19. My last track and field season was taken away from me, and I couldn’t see my friends to say goodbye before we all left…
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A Founders’ Day Reflection by Brionne White

March 1st, 2024 by
During The University of Olivet’s celebration of its 180th Founders’ Day on Feb. 21, 2024, Brionne White was one of four students to share their reflections on their time at The University of Olivet. From the beginning, the goal and mission of Founding Father John J. Shipherd has been to provide an education that enriches…
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From Ohio to Olivet to Landing a Job Before Graduation

January 29th, 2024 by
IRM Major Amber Ralston’s Four-Year Journey Amber Ralston came to The University of Olivet knowing being 198 miles from home would be an adjustment. But now, in her senior year, Amber has accomplished more than she ever hoped in her four years as a Comet. Amber is a double major in financial planning and insurance…
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Meet Sierra Lull: On Her Way to a Master’s Degree in Counseling

December 8th, 2023 by
Sierra Lull's father taught her an important lesson when thinking about your future: Ask yourself “Why?” five times. "I started with, I want to be a teacher. Why do you want to be a teacher? I want to help people. Why do you want to help people? I want to help them grow. Why do…
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Asher Wertheimer – Writing His Own Script

October 18th, 2023 by
Asher Wertheimer has been at The University of Olivet his whole life – how is this possible? He was born and raised in Olivet and his parents teach at the University. From a young age, Asher has had the University's core beliefs instilled in him, leading to a unique college journey of pursuing his passions.…
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The Impact of The University of Olivet, by Kimora Cain

September 18th, 2023 by
During The University of Olivet’s Opening Convocation on Aug. 23, 2023, Kimora Cain was one of three students to share their reflections on the impact of The University of Olivet. "The University of Olivet is not merely a place of academics; it is a place where dreams take root, aspirations find wings, and friendships that…
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A Minute with Junior Rivkie Biritz, Resident Advisor

August 16th, 2023 by
What motivated you to apply for this summer job, and what do you hope to gain from the experience? At the end of last school year, I applied to be a resident advisor for my junior year. During my interview for this position, Jake Schuler asked me if I would be interested in working as…
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The Beauty Genie Makes Hair Care Products Accessible to Olivet’s Students of Color

August 11th, 2023 by
Senior Rahya Kelley leads effort to bring vending machine to campus Senior Rahya Kelley saw a need for students of color on campus, so she took action. Many do not think about having access to proper hair care products. However, finding hair care products can be challenging for Black students attending college in a rural…
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A Minute with Rising Sophomore Jaelyn Weber-Peabody, Student Ambassador

August 9th, 2023 by
What motivated you to apply for this summer job, and what do you hope to gain from the experience? I worked in the admissions office during the spring semester and enjoyed it so much I wanted to continue for the summer. I used to get really anxious when talking to people, but I have already…
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The Mitchell Family: All In at Olivet

June 7th, 2023 by
For the Mitchell family at The University of Olivet, it’s very much a family affair. In May 2023, dad Russ and daughters Hannah and Mary walked across the stage at Commencement to receive their bachelor’s degrees. Daughter Emily will return in the fall as a junior. Having three sisters and their father attending the same…
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Senior Chloe Williams – Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

May 25th, 2023 by
Senior Chloe Williams started her college career full of nerves and uncertainty. But by the end of her first year, she cracked the code of having a successful college experience. Chloe took President Corey’s advice he gives to all students: “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”   So that’s what Chloe did. In doing that, Chloe…
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One Senior’s “Thank You” to the College

May 16th, 2023 by
Chloe Williams, a senior from Lake Orion, is graduating from The University of Olivet on May 20 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. To Professor Weglarz, Professor Oyster and Professor Humphreys, thank you for always leaving your door open and being the key people I could always go to whenever I needed help or to talk about…
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Gospel Choir is a Hit in Hitsville, USA

May 12th, 2023 by
The University of Olivet Gospel Choir enjoyed traveling to Detroit on a high school recruitment tour over spring break. The choir traveled to several schools across the Metro Detroit area, including Cass Technical High School, Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Mercy High School and North Farmington High School. This tour was meant to…
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Meet Music Major Sarah Cook

April 12th, 2023 by
Meet Sarah Cook! Sarah is a junior at The University of Olivet who majors in music. After graduation, Sarah aspires to be a music educator, as music is her primary passion. “Music is so impactful. It is healing, fun, and a great way to build relationships with others. I would love nothing more than to…
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Carter Cappon and Chase Mendham Place Second in Captive Insurance Solutions Essay Contest

March 16th, 2023 by
Congratulations to Carter Cappon and Chase Mendham for placing second in the Captive Insurance Solutions for Today’s Risk Management Challenges essay contest! For the contest, two-person student teams were asked to write an essay describing how and why a captive insurance company could be used as a cost-effective alternative means of alternative risk financing for…
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The Past, Present and Future of The University of Olivet: A Founders’ Day Reflection by Chase Hath

March 2nd, 2023 by
During The University of Olivet’s celebration of its 179th Founders’ Day on Feb. 15, 2023, Chase Hath was one of three students to share their reflections on the past, present and future of The University of Olivet. "When I first arrived at Olivet, I had no knowledge on the inclusive history of the school, however…
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The Past, Present and Future of The University of Olivet: A Founders’ Day Reflection by Anthony Brown

February 22nd, 2023 by
During The University of Olivet’s celebration of its 179th Founders’ Day on Feb. 15, 2023, Anthony Brown was one of three students to share their reflections on the past, present and future of The University of Olivet. "It’s kind of funny how I ended up at Olivet. I knew nothing of this school, but somehow,…
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The Past, Present and Future of The University of Olivet: A Founders’ Day Reflection by Chloe Williams

February 16th, 2023 by
During The University of Olivet's celebration of its 179th Founders' Day on Feb. 15, 2023, Chloe Williams was one of three students to share their reflections on the past, present and future of The University of Olivet. “The University of Olivet was founded with the vision of inclusion of all people, despite their race, gender…
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Kelsee Lawson – Learning About Myself

February 6th, 2023 by
College can be hard for anyone. It’s a new, challenging experience that can leave a student feeling out of their comfort zone. On top of that, some students may be trying to manage with a learning disability; like first-year student Kelsee Lawson, but she isn’t letting that stop her from having a successful college career.…
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Logan Allen ’23 – Taking Charge

January 11th, 2023 by
First-generation college student Logan Allen is not afraid to take charge. Whether it's in the sports she plays, her on-campus jobs or the various programs she's a part of, Logan loves to lead. "I have always been a leader. Whether I've had a specific titled role or not, that's just who I am as a…
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