Annual Report

A note from the University President

“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” - Jim Collins

Looking back. Looking ahead. Perhaps, like me, you take these natural actions when the calendar turns. The 2017 Annual Report assists you in both regarding your partnership with Olivet Nazarene University.

We thank God and extend our sincere gratitude to you for the blessing of our look at 2017! A nourishing spiritual environment, rigorous academic program and vibrant community life paint the picture of a transformational experience for students.

And, together, we move forward in faith! While Olivet has more than 110 years of history, we cannot — must not — rest comfortably. The future world-changers we are privileged to serve deserve cutting-edge vision to equip them.

Our commitment expressed in the 1915 Olivet Nazarene University catalog remains intact:
“We seek the strongest scholarship and the deepest piety, knowing that they are thoroughly compatible; and a Christian environment where not only knowledge but character is sought.”

Rest assured that all of us — administration, faculty, staff and board members — cherish and protect your stewardship. Thank you!

For the students,
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John C. Bowling
University President

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