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february, 2019

20feballdayalldayFounders' Day Celebration

Event Details

Olivet College will in commemorate its 175th year with the 175th Founders’ Day Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Mott Academic Center Auditorium. This year’s program features comments from Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., and special student presentations on the College — past, present and future.

Following the Founders’ Day program in the Auditorium, the Hosford History Center and Lawrence Archives will host visitors, which has been newly renovated to accommodate the Olivet College archives. “Students through Time” will be on display and cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

A brief ceremony at the bell in the Olivet College Square, weather permitting, at 9 a.m. that morning will also be held. We will meet to lay a wreath in remembrance of “Father” John J. Shipherd, followed by a visit to his grave site to honor him and others who continued his work. Birthday cake will also be served in the Kirk Center during the lunch hour.


All Day (Wednesday)


Olivet College

320 S. Main St., Olivet MI, 49076