Carrie Olesh

Associate Director of Admissions
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Carrie Olesh began her Hope admissions career in the summer of 2011 after moving back to the states from Dusseldorf, Germany. She is a regional representative living in Portland, Oregon, and is responsible for recruiting students to Hope from the Pacific Northwest and the Northeastern United States.


  • B.A., telecommunications with a minor in comparative literature, Indiana University, 1986


Carrie loves working with people. In her early career, she worked in marketing and public relations for Storer Cable Communications, in Miami, Florida. She then moved to Chicago and was employed by Viacom in a sales and marketing role. After several years there, she left to raise a family and moved to Cincinnati.

Her husband’s career moved their family to Dusseldorf in fall 2008, where she had the opportunity to serve on the board of Youth Compass, a Christian organization that allows third-culture kids to be in community with other students of their age from different countries while participating in service projects and mission trips.


Carrie loves Hope because of the positive community and the rigorous academics that the school provides. She finds the students, faculty and staff at Hope to be especially friendly and caring. It’s easy for a student to get connected quickly. While the classes are rigorous, Carrie knows that Hope students will tell you their professors are always available to assist them in achieving their goals.


Carrie and her family enjoy traveling overseas and experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, hiking, watching movies, attending theater and music performances, and shopping. She loves all dogs, but her two golden retrievers, Ella and Chang, are her favorites.

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Carrie Olesh

Phone Number616.395.7850


Bekkering Admissions Office 69 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3515
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