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
Leslie Carver
Christopher Gage
Christopher Gage

Christopher Gage

Dean of Admission

(812) 866-7028

gage@hanover.edu

Biography:

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:
Homeschoolers

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Monica Green
  • Monica Green
  • Associate Director of Admissions and Director of the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program and Cheerleading Sponsor
  • (812) 866-7025
  • greenm@hanover.edu
Monica Green

Monica Green

Associate Director of Admissions and Director of the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program and Cheerleading Sponsor

(812) 866-7025

greenm@hanover.edu

Biography:

Why I think Hanover is a good choice:
You can't go wrong with a liberal arts education. Hanover College provides the perfect environment to experience a variety of unique academic genres. From the humanities to foreign languages, pre-professional advising programs in business, law, health science and exercise science, Hanover students will find the challenge they need academically in a classroom with less than 20 students. Now that is an experience that may be hard to find or duplicate on other college campuses.

I also appreciate Hanover College's commitment to the community and to multicultural awareness. The school has a great legacy of uplifting and educating students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural communities.

Since coming to Hanover, I have discovered the legacy of Benjamin Templeton. He was the first African-American to attend Hanover in 1832, only five years after the College's founding. Templeton became an important leader of the free black community of Philadelphia through the 1850's. He went on to become the pastor of Second African Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., which he served until his death in 1858. Wow, what a legacy of leadership!

Hobbies and Interest:
I love music of all kinds and spend much of my time listening to and searching for new and unique music. I call myself a part-time poet and closet spoken-word artist. I love to write and express myself through words. I have always been a fan of movies and theater. I also serve as the co-leader of a young women's mentorship program called the Sisters' Circle.

Travel Territory:
Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Georgia and the remainder of the southeastern and southwestern continental U.S.

Education:

I received my bachelor of arts degree in African and Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and spent four years working in development, alumni relations and undergraduate admission for my alma mater. Although I am new to the Hanover community, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and see great value in the Hanover academic and social experience.
Brian Hamilton
Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

Senior Multicultural Admission Counselor

(812) 866-7899

hamilton@hanover.edu

Biography:

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.

Territory:
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
Jen Siepler
Jen Siepler

Jen Siepler '06

Assistant Director of Admissions

(812) 866-7024

siepler@hanover.edu

Biography:

Hometown: Bedford, Ind.
High school: Bedford North Lawrence '02
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hanover College '06

My family moved from Racine, Wisc. when I was a kid and I spent my years growing up in Bedford, Ind. In my junior year of high school, my mom's employer (who sent a son to Hanover) suggested that I visit the campus and within moments I knew my college search was over. I found it ironic that I wasn't considering a small private liberal arts college and Hanover was the hidden gem that I didn't realize existed. After four years at Hanover and 20 years in southern Indiana, I graduated and moved to Long Island, N.Y., to experience a new area with new people. When my brother graduated from Hanover in May 2008, I accepted my current position as an admission counselor at Hanover.

Frequent questions:
What makes Hanover special?

In my opinion it is the people at Hanover that makes the college special. Every morning, students, faculty and staff bring their knowledge, goals and experiences to share with others. We are able to learn from each others' passions and furthermore, who they are. For being a small campus, we are made up of different nationalities, religious affiliations, political standpoints and cultural exposures. The sense of community at Hanover College is unique. Hanover students care for the well-being of not only themselves but for everyone around them. The faculty and staff are supportive and rally for your success during the four-years spent at Hanover and beyond.

Why is Hanover a good choice?

In a nutshell, it's a healthy, safe and wonderful place to live, grow and learn for four years. A piece of me will always be at Hanover and selfishly, I have taken more than my fair share from Hanover with me!

Hobbies and interest: I most enjoy being outside, taking pictures, taking a last-minute road trips, reading (I welcome recommendations,) and I am a big movie buff. I love finding quotations to which I can relate to people or events that have happened in my life. I have a wonderful, loving family and an amazing arrangement of friends. Most of all, I love being around good people for good conversation and good humor.

Travel Territory:
Northern Kentucky, southern Ohio, southeast Indiana (includes Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties)

Eastern states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
Barbara Sims
Rachel Slade
Rachel Slade

Rachel Slade '13

Admission Counselor

(812) 866-7117

slade@hanover.edu

Biography:

Hometown: Milford, Ohio
High School: Milford High School

Territory:
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!

Education:

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

stormerj@hanover.edu

Biography:

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.

Education:

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

Guyu Ye '13

International Recruitment and Retention Fellow

(812) 866-7033

ye@hanover.edu

Biography:

Hometown: Hubei, China
Degree: B.A. Economics and Mathematics; Hanover College '13

Why Hanover?
Four years ago, I chose to come to Hanover College as an international student because I was amazed by the small class sizes, rigorous academics and the generous scholarships that Hanover offered me. It was intimidating for me to come to Hanover then because I had never been to this country before; however, everything turned out to be all I had expected and more. Surrounded by some really beautiful hiking trials, Hanover is definitely a great school with personalized education and supportive community. This is some place that international students can and will always call home.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy traveling, running, playing my instruments (erhu and ukulele) and doing calligraphy. I also love adventures, hanging out with friends and doing creative photography projects.

Territory:
I work with international students.