Earning a bachelor’s degree at Olivet Nazarene University can be the first step into a life filled with promise and success. Many students take the next step of earning a master’s or doctorate degree while others head straight into a job to start their careers.
Olivet The Magazine recently spoke with six outstanding young alumni who are continuing to pursue a higher purpose as they build on the experiences of their higher education.
Brock Kant ’23
Major: Business Administration
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Olivet Nazarene University
Coming into Olivet as a freshman, Brock Kant didn’t know what to anticipate for his future, but he quickly realized that the place and the people would be transformative. During a pivotal conversation with his supervisor, Matt Smith ’00, director of recreational services, the two talked about what it would look like for Brock to serve as a graduate assistant and help run the intramural program for students across campus after completing his undergraduate degree.
“There are two main reasons that I decided to continue my education at Olivet: the people and the education that comes with it,” Brock explains. “I have also been able to see firsthand how professors and faculty truly believe in the things they teach in the classroom. Stepping into this new degree, I have peace knowing the people I will get to learn from are the best out there.”
Over the next two years during his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program, Brock is anticipating more opportunities to step out of his comfort zone to learn new things and allow the Lord to work in and through him as part of the greater Olivet community.
“To be honest, I’m not 100% sure what the Lord has in store for me, but I am confident that God will be both teaching me and equipping me for whatever career path He calls me to,” he says. “The graduate program is allowing me to take that first step in the door to a potential life in vocational ministry.”
From Olivet The Magazine, Strength & Hope – Autumn 2023. Read the full issue HERE.