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Jeff DeRuiter

Jeff DeRuiter

Jeff DeRuiter
Phone:  815-928-5551
Students with last names beginning with: E, F, J, L

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Chicago Ridge, Ill.  

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Hobbies: I love adventures, trying new things (especially restaurants), staying active, running/biking/working out, road trips, playing sports, exploring — anything outside!

Favorite extracurricular activity as a student: Playing football for the ONU Tigers. Once I retired from the sport, playing intramurals gave me my competitive fix!

Best Olivet memory: Floating down the Kankakee River with a few friends in store-bought inner tubes!

What makes Olivet different from other universities? You’ll hear it time and time again – the people here at ONU are what make this place unique. We’re one big family!

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 5:3-5 (NLT): “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”




Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.