Favorite Class at Olivet: Physiological Psychology
Favorite ONU Prof: Dr. Alison Young-Reusser. She is extraordinarily passionate about all she does and it is so apparent that the Lord is her light- it shows through how she loves her family, teaches her courses, and interacts with her students. She’s quirky, hilarious, and so incredibly intelligent and innovative. She is EVERYTHING you could ever want in a Psychology professor!
What sets Olivet apart from other universities: The intentionality it provides to students - everything that we do serves a greater purpose. We are not simply in the business of educating students - we are here to better serve the next generation through professional development, educational advancement that spurs on curiosity and a passion to know more, and most importantly, spiritual growth, insight, and understanding.
Hobbies: coffee, my cat, the brain, plants, and my church
Favorite extracurricular activity as a student: Save Our Streets Ministry. We served the homeless population in Kankakee and the greater Chicago area.
Favorite college trip: Early freshman year my entire floor went to Chicago! It was a great way to get to know everyone better, explore Chicago, and get excited for college!
Favorite place to eat in town: Isidros. Also, Isidros.
Favorite campus tradition: The Ollies Follies Variety Show!
Favorite thing to do in Bourbonnais: Stargazing!
Favorite thing to do in Chicago: SOFA Art Exhibit at Navy Pier- an incredible sculptural art show that comes every year! Also, going to Three Greens Market, Stan’s donuts, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Bloomingdales, and exploring this great city with my friends!
Advice for new students: BRING A TIDE-TO-GO STICK. Also, leave your door open- people will wander in and that’s the best way to make new friends!
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17 NLT – “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”