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The expert admissions representatives are eager to meet with students to guide them through the college admissions process. From out-of-state students to transfer students, adult students and traditional high school students, the team has customized resources to meet every students’ needs. Learn more by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800-456-7189 or admissions@uolivet.edu.
Ikaika Binkowski
Ikaika serves students in the Michigan counties of Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe, as well as the state of Illinois. He places a strong value on higher education, noting it has the power to help any person from any background unlock a brighter future. Prior to joining the The University of Olivet admissions team, Ikaika gained experience working as an admissions programming assistant at his alma mater. Read Ikaika’s full bio.
Office Phone: 269-749-7699
Email: IBinkowski@uolivet.edu
Tim Eilola
Tim works with students from the Thumb area, northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. When recruiting students, Tim emphasizes that The University of Olivet is a place where all are welcomed and a relationship-based education is at the forefront. Prior to joining the admissions team, he connected with fellow students at his alma mater as a tour guide and new student orientation leader. Read Tim’s full bio.
Office Phone: 269-749-6699
Email: teilola@uolivet.edu
Ally Herrera ’11
Ally serves as the campus visit coordinator, and she recruits students from the counties of Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph. As an OC alumna, her own positive experiences as a student and strong connections to faculty and staff motivated her to return to the College with a goal to help other students succeed. Ally has a strong passion for marketing because it allows her to connect with diverse audiences and help others reach their goals, something that led her to higher education. Previously, she worked in the marketing department at FireKeepers Casino Hotel for five years. Read Ally’s full bio.
Office Phone: 269-749-7181
Email: aherrera@uolivet.edu
Jenessa Hicks ’12
Jenessa works with students who hail from Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia and Shiawassee counties. As an OC alumna, her favorite part about The University of Olivet is the familial environment, both as a student and staff member. Jenessa enjoys helping students discover the boundless opportunities at The University of Olivet, many of which she participated in, including the cheer and volleyball teams. Prior to joining the admissions team, Jenessa developed extensive sales, customer service and leadership skills through roles with the Target Corporation. Read Jenessa’s full bio.
Office Phone: 269-749-7226
Email: jhicks@uolivet.edu
Madelyn Notenbaum ’20
Madelyn works with students from the Michigan counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Van Buren, as well as all out-of-state students, with the exception of Illinois. As a new graduate, her passion for admissions has grown since serving as a student associate on the team, greeting students, leading tours and helping to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for families. She is eager to use her personal experiences to build deeper connections with prospective students. Read Madelyn’s full bio.
Office Phone: 269-749-7751
Email: mnotenbaum@uolivet.edu


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