Olivet College has impacted my life in many positive ways, but it all comes down to the connections I have made through this institution. My parents knew about OC somehow and encouraged me to take a tour the summer before my senior year of high school. I was honestly pretty reluctant because of the size and location, but I decided to go. I’m so glad I did because I knew right away that Olivet College was going to be the place where I would be seen and where I could succeed. I’ve made so many lifelong friends and professional connections through my time at OC, as a student and alum, and expanded on those connections while serving briefly as the college’s Alumni Director. Although I ultimately decided that higher education was not the career path for me, OC will always have a very special place in my heart, and I am forever grateful for the relationships I have made and continue to make. I hope that future students still see value in a liberal arts education, one that brings a diversity of perspectives and experiences into their life, and I hope that future students continue to support Olivet’s mission of being a college for all.