Jordan Gerstenberger

Favorite class at Olivet: Sociology of the Family. Dr. Olney helped our class grasp what challenges and opportunities families face in today's culture.

Best Olivet memory: Anything that had to do with my class. Whether it was winning Ollies Follies multiple times, doing a senior class flash mob at the end of our last chapel, or seeing how the class of 2011 is making a difference in their places of work and communities post Olivet.

Hobbies: I am a big sports fan whether that is cheering on my favorite teams, learning about sports history or traveling to different sporting venues, I enjoy it all. I also love traveling especially when I have the opportunity to go to the "Happiest Place on Earth", which is the Walt Disney World Resort.

Favorite place to eat in town: Probably Brickstone because there is something on the menu for everyone, including some of the best wings I have had!

Favorite campus tradition: One of my favorites is probably Homecoming. I attended Homecoming growing up and participated as a student so now, as a staff member, I can see the rich history of Olivet and meet the current Olivet students. It is always neat to see so many alumni that have gone on to make a difference in their field come back to campus to reconnect like time has never passed.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago: Trying new restaurants, catching a Cubs game or seeing the city in different seasons.

Advice for new students: Do not delay getting involved and don't sit on the sidelines. Find a mentor that can invest in you and your development. Life at Olivet is special and so many people will be cheering you on and wanting to see you succeed. If you fo fail at something or something in college challenges you in a new way, take that opportunity and use it as a growing moment. This is a new season of life and how you handle these situations and push forward on your own will only help you grow yourself and your potential.

 

Call: 815-928-5595
jgersten@olivet.edu

Major: Psychology
Minor: Sociology and Social Work
Hometown: Avon, Indiana