Admission Staff

Our counselors serve geographic areas all over the country, so to find out who your contact is, just select your home state from the list below.

If you live outside the U.S., find out more information for international students.

Homeschoolers: Your counselor is Chris Gage.


Admission Staff

Jon Riester
Blaine Bishop
Blaine Bishop

Blaine Bishop '12

Senior Admission Counselor

(812) 866-7024


Hometown: Pendleton, IN
High School: Pendleton Heights High School, 2008

Indiana Counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Green, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Washington Jefferson County Kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington (state)

Top reasons to choose Hanover:
Liberal arts education
31-plus majors and programs
Experiential learning opportunities
Travel abroad experiences - during May Term or for a semester
18 varsity athletic teams
Our beautiful location on the Ohio River

About me:
I transferred to Hanover College as a sophomore after attending a large Division I school. I quickly learned I enjoyed the smaller campus atmosphere and the community that Hanover College provides. I was a member of the Hanover Women's Soccer team, as well as numerous other clubs and organizations on campus. Upon graduation I attended another University where I was able to earn my M.B.A. while coaching collegiate athletics for two years. I have several years of experience working with prospective students and their families. I look forward to helping students find the college experience they are looking for. I love being outdoors, seeing all of my friends and family, being on the water, and reading a good book!


Hanover College, 2012, B.A. in Communication, Business Scholar
Heidelberg University, 2014, M.B.A.
Leslie Carver
Christopher Gage
Christopher Gage

Christopher Gage

Dean of Admission

(812) 866-7028


Hometown: Yardley, Pa.
Cell 812-599-1180

Years at Hanover College:
I received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Indiana University, Bloomington, and master's in business administration from the Williams College of Business at Xavier University. Before coming to Hanover College, I spent three years in corporate sales and three years coaching collegiate athletics. Working closely with students and helping them navigate through one of their most important life decisions has made my time at Hanover a great experience.

Why I think Hanover is a good choice:
At Hanover, we encourage and expect students to explore their academic and co-curricular passions. Experiential and interactive opportunities surround students at Hanover whether it's becoming a business scholar, working with the Rivers Institute in our organic garden, competing in varsity and/or intramural sports, performing arts or travel abroad. The level of interpersonal growth Hanover students experience here during their four years is astonishing. As a result of the relationships forged with faculty and staff, students leave here with the knowledge and confidence necessary to not only be extremely successful in life, but also act as stewards in society.

Hobbies and Interest:
I enjoy running, golf, traveling and spending time with family. My wife, Rhonda, and I are the proud parents of Lauren Marina and Claire Lillian Gage.

Madison / Hanover Recommendations:
Hinkle's and Mundt's
Clifty Park
The river walk on Vaughn Drive

Travel Territory:

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Brian Hamilton
Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

Senior Multicultural Admission Counselor

(812) 866-7899


Hometown: St. Louis, MO

High School: Webster Groves High School, 2006

Education: B.A. in English with a minor in History, University of Missouri 2010.

Northwester Indiana, Illinois, and St. Louis, MO

About Me:
Favorite color is orange.
The oldest of three siblings.
I did improv comedy during college and actually did stand-up comedy for a few years after graduation. My improv team was named Comedy Wars.
I'm a huge comic book nerd.

Top Reasons to Choose Hanover:
More than 31 majors and programs (plus the Business Scholars Program and Health and Biomedical Sciences Program).
Tons of study abroad opportunities.
Beautiful 650 acre campus right on the Ohio River Valley.
Linda Hunt
Angela Jackinowski
Lyn Lyon
Richard Nash
Jennifer Shelley
Barbara Sims
Rachel Slade
Rachel Slade

Rachel Slade '13

Admission Counselor

(812) 866-7117


Hometown: Milford, Ohio
High School: Milford High School

Indiana: Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties
Southern Ohio, West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Top Reasons to choose Hanover:
Liberal Arts education
31-plus majors and programs (including the Business Scholars Program and Health and Biomedical Sciences Program)
Travel abroad experiences - during May Term or for a semester
18 Varsity Athletic Teams
Our beautiful location on the Ohio River

About me:
Favorite color: green (any shade)
Love being outdoors: hiking, kayaking and rock-climbing
I'm an only child
I love traveling and new adventures
-Italy: Rome, Pompeii and the Island of Capri
-Romania: four times with Romania Handicap Ministries
-Canada: Lake Ontario
-South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Arizona (Grand Canyon), Utah, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia

One of my favorite Hanover moments:
Winning five conference titles with the Hanover Women's Track & Field Team!


Degree: B.A. in Health & Movement Studies, Business Scholar, Hanover College
Jane Stormer
Jane Stormer

Jane Stormer '04

Associate Director of Admissions

(812) 866-7027


I grew up in a small college town in South Carolina, so when I came to Hanover as a student in 2000, it felt familiar and and quickly became my home. After I graduated from Hanover in 2004 with a degree in Studio Art and Art History, I continued exploring my academic interests in a graduate program. After I received my master of fine arts degree in 2007, I turned back to Hanover for my career because college access and administration was a new interest of mine after my experience in graduate school working closely with administrators.

I love working at Hanover because I am able to help others find the right college experience for them. I have more than a decade of experience as a student, alumna and staff member, and I love sharing my stories and experiences on campus because I believe they did wonders for my personal growth. It is so rewarding to see new Hanover students each year come to campus and learn more about themselves and the world just like I did.

A Hanover College education in the arts left me with two career paths, one in helping others find their own path for college and careers and another in a lifelong passion for the arts.

I work with students from Marion County, Ind., Franklin County, Ohio and transfer students. I also coordinate auditions and portfolio reviews for the visual and performing arts scholarships.


Hanover College, 2004, B.A. in studio art and art history
University of Cincinnati, 2007, M.F.A.