Olivet The Magazine Spring issue focuses on practicing academics

“Meet the Pracademics” Coming to mailboxes April 2019

April 8, 2019 Academics, Olivet The Magazine

As columnist William Arthur Ward once wrote, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” At Olivet, we are proud that our classrooms, labs, practice rooms, and athletic facilities are filled with great and superb teachers that continue to practice what they teach.


In this exciting new issue, “Meet the Pracademics” (practicing academics), you’ll read about why our faculty, staff, students and alumni place high value on the importance of continuing their education long after crossing the stage at graduation.

We asked twelve of our stellar faculty members about why they’ve chosen to maintain active careers in their respective fields while teaching in higher education. Their answers, supported by an interview with Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Carol (Maxson) Summers, indicate that curious minds and continuous education yield personal and professional success.

Inspirational alumnus Matthew Lyle — a senior digital quality leader at GE Aviation and the recipient of the 2018 Young Alumni Award at Olivet — shares about how his Olivet experience prepared him for an innovative engineering career.

Author Mark Powell ’79, recounts his experiences training for a 5K race to encourage everyone that creating a ritual has a profound impact on the ability to successfully complete a goal.

Four current students share how their practical internships, jobs, clinical rotations and professor-guided research have enhanced their academic experiences.

Additionally, the 65-page issue highlights news stories covering the academic and athletic accomplishments of students, faculty and alumni, class updates and memorial tributes.

Read this issue and all back-issues of Olivet The Magazine here.

To learn more about life at Olivet, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.


Published: 4/8/2019

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