Olivet College 2016 Year in Review
Happy New Year! As the Olivet College community enters 2017 with the fresh start of a new semester, we are reminded of the potential that comes with each and every new beginning. For instance, these highlights from 2016 reflect the achievements and growth students, staff and faculty at Olivet have experienced in just one year.
Members of the Olivet College Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a water drive in Jan. 2016 for the city of Flint which was facing a major water crisis due to lead contamination.
During his Founders’ Day keynote speech, Dr. Craig Bailey ’01 said choosing Olivet College saved his life. He is now one of the youngest primary care physicians in Detroit.
The Olivet College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to renew the contract of President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. With this extension, Corey will continue to serve as president of Olivet College through 2021.
Officials from Olivet College and the Lansing Promise announced a partnership that will provide significant assistance to students from the Lansing School District.
Olivet College was ranked number 11 on the Business Insurance Directory of Risk Management and Insurance Schools which lists the nation's top colleges for those interested in risk management and insurance careers.
A school record of 133 Olivet College student-athletes were named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll for 2015-16.
The Olivet College Criminal Justice Program partnered with the Calhoun County Prosecutor and Battle Creek Police Department to launch a cold case course.
Olivet College welcomed one of its largest entering classes in the last decade, as more than 400 new students arrived to campus for Move-In Day on Aug. 26.
Mike Sherman '17 delivered a special student response during the 2016 Opening Convocation. His words challenged his audience to "be more and to do good."
Olivet College and Lansing School District partnered to jump start the next generation of insurance professionals.
The Comets claimed the outright MIAA conference title for the first time in school history since 1974, and back-to-back MIAA championships for the first time since 1913 and 1914. Olivet College football team also played in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships.
Olivet College is designated as a veteran-friendly school for 2017 by both the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) and Victory Media’s Military Friendly® program for outstanding service to student-veterans.
Olivet College announced Cultivating Women Leaders: Embracing Our Inner Strength, an annual event for young women as part of the Presidential Women’s Leadership Initiative, chaired by Presidential Spouse Traci Corey.