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  • Anne Baldridge
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    Anne Baldridge


    Anne Baldridge ‘80 was the type of alumna that every university cherishes. Hailing from several generations of Olivetians, Anne had an affinity for ONU that began long before she stepped foot on campus....  More

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    Gery Dubbert


    Gerhard (Gery) Dubbert worked hard all his life as an insurance agent, farmer and astute financial planner. More importantly, he was a devoted husband and father. His wife, Marcia, introduced him to her...  More

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    Bernie Dunfee


    Bernadine (Bernie) Dunfee was a visionary woman from humble beginnings. Her life of accomplishment began to flourish when she came to “Old Olivet” in 1935 and studied Math for three years. Although she...  More

    Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Johnson
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    Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Johnson

    Homer Glen, Ill.

    When Calvin Johnson ’59 arrived on Olivet Nazarene College’s campus in 1955, he had $50 to his name – barely enough money to pay for his books. He had no money for tuition or room and board, but he was...  More

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    Gladys Kelly

    Wood River, Ill.

    Gladys (Campbell) Kelly’s Olivet experience unfolded during the closing years of the Great Depression. Perhaps it was the financial turmoil of the time that caused her to take notice of Dr. T.W. Willingham,...  More

    Terry and Marlene Kochersperger
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    Terry and Marlene Kochersperger

    Spring Grove, Ill.

    Terry and Marlene Kochersperger chose to establish an endowed scholarship when their son began attending Olivet in 1995. “We wanted to do something to support the University right from the start,” Terry...  More

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    Phil and Pat Meredith

    Saint Simons Island, Ga.

    Phil and Pat Meredith became acquainted with Olivet while attending Chicago First Church of the Nazarene. During the 25 years they spent in Illinois, they met a number of alumni and faculty from Olivet....  More

    Wally and Fay Quanstrom
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    Drs. Wally and Fay Quanstrom

    Gold Canyon, Ariz.

    Drs. Wally and Fay Quanstrom have placed lifelong significance on the value of education. Both have earned doctoral degrees and provided significant philanthropic support for education. The Quanstroms’...  More

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    Fred and Shari Raske

    Naples, Fla.

    No, it’s not too good to be true. Fred and Shari Raske feel they’ve experienced a richly rewarding life while they have generously invested in Olivet’s mission. Fred’s degree from Olivet helped prepare...  More

    Jeff and Mindy Williamson
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    Jeff and Mindy Williamson


    “I didn’t come from a lot of money, and I wouldn’t have had the Olivet experience if generous people weren’t giving,” reflects Jeff Williamson. “That had a big impact on me. People that I never met were...  More