The University of Olivet will recognize more than 200 graduates during Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at The Cutler Event Center.
President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., will address the senior class, with The University of Olivet Board of Trustees Chair Tom Kolassa presiding. Emily Cusack, a graduating senior from Woodland, was selected to deliver remarks to the graduates.
The college will also confer an honorary degree to Doug Federau, retired insurance executive and The University of Olivet trustee, during the ceremony. A resident of East Lansing, Federau retired after 47 years in the insurance business. He previously served as owner and principal of The Federau Group, which includes Okemos Insurance Agency, Merriman Insurance Center, Independent Insurance Center of Traverse City, Petoskey Insurance Agency, Independent Insurance Centre of Albion and First Financial Agency. He was also president, officer and member of Independent Insurance Agents of Michigan (now Michigan Association of Insurance Agents), Associated Insurance Managers and the American Association of Insurance Management Consultants, as well as several community organizations throughout the state of Michigan. Federau was a member of the The University of Olivet Insurance Advisory Committee since 1979, and was an advisory council member to several insurance companies, as well as the Michigan Insurance Commission. In 2010, he was named to the The University of Olivet Board of Trustees.
Prior to Saturday’s graduation ceremony, the college will host Baccalaureate at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the Olivet Congregational Church. Phil Reed, associate professor of criminal justice and director of campus safety, was chosen by the senior class to speak at Baccalaureate.
Parking is available for both events in numerous locations on campus.