Inaugural award honors its namesake

Hanover College has established The Bud King Alumni Loyalty Award, given in recognition of Alumni Association directors who have demonstrated exemplary fellowship and spirit for alumni of Hanover College.

The first recipient of this prestigious honor is the award’s namesake, Arlan King ’53, known affectionately as Bud. The event took place March 16 at the Alumni Awards Brunch on Hanover’s campus.

King was a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors for 14 years, from 1996-2007 and from 2009 – 2012 where he served on the recruitment, admission and engagement committees.

However, King’s loyalty extends beyond his activities as a board member. He has spent a lifetime of giving back to his alma mater by serving in such capacities as associate class agent, helping with recruiting and development efforts, and helping with many major events, including Homecoming and President Sue DeWine’s inauguration.

At Hanover, King earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He also played basketball, becoming captain during his senior year and most valuable player. After graduation, King attended Indiana University where he received a master’s degree. He is a retired teacher and coach for Knightstown High School.

King and his wife, Marie, reside in Rushville, Ind., where he is a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher Association and the Rush County Historical Society.