Olivet College will commemorate its 172nd year by celebrating Founders’ Day Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium with a visit from 2011 alumnus Craig Bailey, M.D., president of the Bailey Medical Group P.C.
This year’s program will also feature Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., and a wreath laying ceremony in the College Square immediately follow the program, which will continue with a reception in the Kirk Center with cookies and hot chocolate. All events are free and open to the public.
Receiving his medical education and training in Detroit, Bailey has owned and operated a private practice, Bailey Medical Group P.C., since 2013 and is currently one of the youngest primary care physicians in the Detroit area. A resident of Bloomfield Hills, Bailey earned a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University in 2008. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Olivet College, having also played for the Comet football team, serving in the Student Government Association, and being a member of the Elite society.
Olivet was founded in 1844 by Congregational missionaries led by “Father” John J. Shipherd and was one of the first colleges in the United States to admit women and people of color. In 1859, a state charter was granted, and in 1863, Olivet graduated its first class, which consisted solely of three women.
Craig Bailey, M.D./Courtesy Photo