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Emily Fernette

Emily Fernette

Phone:  815-928-5798
Students with last names beginning with: G, H

Major: Family and consumer science, family studies concentration

Minor: Music

Hometown: Owosso, Michigan   

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Favorite class at Olivet: My favorite class at Olivet was Pastoral Care and Counseling with Dr. Mark Quanstrom. I took this class as an elective my senior year at Olivet, and I loved every second of it. It helped me grow in my appreciation for pastors, and it strengthened my heart for ministry. I loved learning about the role of the Church, the role of a pastor, and how those are both a part of God’s redemptive plan. I encourage everyone to take this class!  

Best Olivet memory: There are too many great Olivet memories to choose from, but one of my favorite memories was singing as a soprano soloist in our performance of Handel’s Messiah during my junior and senior years at Olivet.

Favorite ONU professor:  One of my favorite professors at Olivet is Dr. Neal Woodruff. I was able to take voice lessons with him for two years, as well as participate in Concert Singers, one of the vocal ensembles he directs. Dr. Woodruff is a wise, caring and comical individual. I was very grateful for the opportunity to be his student.

What makes Olivet different from other universities? At Olivet, you are surrounded by a community that truly cares about you. The people here become your family by loving you, caring for you, and preparing you to be the best person you can be.

Hobbies: Singing, playing piano, dancing, camping, and being outside!

Favorite extracurricular activity as a student: Traveling as a vocalist in The Olivetians, one of Olivet's ministry teams, for three years.

Favorite college trip: Missions In Action trip to India the summer after I graduated in 2015. 

Advice for new students: Try something new and learn to laugh at yourself!

Favorite Bible verse:  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23




Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.