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Marshall Hawn

Marshall Hawn

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Phone:  815-928-5480
Students with last names beginning with: K, M

Major: Christian education

Hometown: Goshen, Indiana

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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 … I hope. 

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 smile.

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 friendships. 

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



Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.