Favorite class at Olivet:
My favorite class at Olivet was American
Social and Intellectual History. As a history minor, I love studying social
thought and trying to determine cultural trends, their causes and effects, and
applying that to our current society. Because there were only ten students in
the class, it allowed for great discussion and great interaction from the professor,
Dr. Stephen Lowe.
Favorite professor at Olivet:
My favorite professor is
Dr. Mark Quanstrom, chair of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. He
challenged me as a student and as a future pastor. Dr. Q was somebody I felt
comfortable talking to outside of class about anything ranging from a paper for
class to life after graduation.
Best Olivet memory: I was a member of the cross country and track teams at Olivet. In my senior season, our cross country team finished third at the NAIA National Championship. It was the program’s first time on the
podium at nationals. After months of hard work and single-minded focus toward
our goal, it was a dream come true to stand on the podium with my teammates.
The Disney movie depicting our story will be coming soon to a theater near you …
Hobbies: I love reading, napping, drinking coffee in
the mornings, eating a fresh piece of pie á la mode, driving through the country in the summer months with the windows
down and country music on the radio, dreaming big dreams, and making people
Favorite college trip: During my junior year, I traveled
to Washington, D.C., for the Christian Student Leadership Conference. During
that week, we listened to speakers from the Senate, the House of
Representatives, and the U.S Supreme Court, as well as other influential
leaders. We also walked on the House floor in the United States Capital
Building and took a tour of the White House.
Advice for new students: Be as involved as you can
and consider every opportunity as an open door. This was the advice I received
during my freshman year, and this led to countless new experiences and new
Favorite Bible verse: “Have I not commanded you, be
strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9