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The University of Olivet students go above and beyond in their studies, and part of their success is due to their experiences outside the classroom. As active members of their local and global communities, students attend renowned conferences each year, presenting their work and building relationships with professionals in their fields. Some of their most recent successes include:
American Chemical Society (ACS) National Conference
Professor of Chemistry Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., and nine chemistry students attended the ACS National Conference March 29-April 3, 2019. The Olivet ACS chapter was awarded the Outstanding Chapter award, the highest award presented to a chapter.
“Our chapter worked so hard for this award and went the extra mile after reaching our previous years’ goals,” Nicholas Guerra ’19 said. “Knowing that our chapter likes to give back to the community and having our chapter get close with each other is truly special.”
TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC Conference
Senior Andrew Todd and Maia Greer ’19 attended the TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC Conference Feb. 6-9, 2019. The three-day conference allowed Todd and Greer to meet financial planning experts from across the nation and develop their networking skills.
“The conference exposed me to the depth of the financial planning industry,” Todd said. “Being at a conference with 3,000 financial planners from around the country really opened my eyes to how prevalent the industry is. It taught me a lot about real-world financial planning and gave me a snapshot of where the industry is heading.”
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Conference
Five health and human performance majors attended the NASSS Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2018. Two students presented a poster presentation entitled “Hurdles Placed on Female Athletes.” By the end of the conference, several students had received multiple graduate assistantship offers.
“The advice the panelists gave will be something I will continue to reflect on as I start my journey in the field,” Michaela Kaliniak ’19 said. “I built friendships that will last a lifetime and help me as I go through grad school.”
Other students have attended:

  • Broadcasting Career Builder Conference
  • Great Lakes Media Show Conference
  • Joint Mathematics Meeting
  • MIAA Intercollegiate Honor Band
  • Michigan Music Conference
  • Michigan Press Association Convention
  • Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference
  • NCAA Career in Sports Forum


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