Olivet Nazarene University honored as College of Distinction for 2018-2019

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BOURBONNAIS, IL (09/19/2018) Olivet Nazarene University is honored by CollegesOfDistinction.com as a 2018-2019 College of Distinction for implementation of high impact educational practices. Additional honors for Olivet are a 2018-2019 Illinois College of Distinction and a 2018-2019 Christian College of Distinction.

In addition, Olivet's McGraw School of Business, Department of Nursing, School of Education and Walker School of Engineering received the 2018-2019 College of Distinction recognition for excellence.

CollegesOfDistinction.com recognizes Olivet for being at the forefront of American higher education. With a modern, student-centered approach to teaching, Olivet offers a unique learning environment and programming that engages students with character-building service learning, spring break and summer mission trip opportunities, global learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research and internship opportunities.

Colleges of Distinction's selection process consists of a review of each institution's freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

As a College of Distinction, Olivet is:
• Nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school
• Strongly focused on teaching undergraduates
• Home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences
• An active campus with many opportunities for personal development
• Highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation
• Emphasizing such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspectives

College counselors, college administrative members and the Colleges of Distinction selection team nominate U.S. colleges and universities for participation. Olivet - along with the other nominated schools - has an excellent reputation among college admission experts and education professionals, as well as employers and graduate schools.

View Olivet's profile on the Colleges of Distinction website.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 140 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet's 275-acre park-like main campus is in Bourbonnais, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago. Additional sites are in Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Grand Ledge, Michigan; Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year through study abroad opportunities, internships and worldwide mission trips.


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Contact: Laura Warfel Public Relations Specialist Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL 60914 www.olivet.edu 815-928-5403 lwwarfel@olivet.edu