Alumni Association

Mission Statement for the Board of Directors
"The Hanover College Alumni Association Board of Directors cultivates loyal relationships between alumni and the College by developing, promoting, and facilitating alumni-supported programs that enhance the stature and traditions of Hanover College. This is in support of the College's desire to have alumni give of their skills and resources to Hanover College."

2014-15 Alumni Association Group Photo

Executive Board

Past-President,  Misty Wick is a 2002 graduate  with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.  She furthered her education and received a Masters in Communication and Journalism from Boston University.  While at Hanover, Misty was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Phi Eta Sigma honorary society, Alpha Lambda Delta honorary society, Student Programming Board, Emerging Leaders, Student Government, Orchestra, Theatre, and was a recipient of the Heather Eckart Memorial Scholarship.  She currently lives in Greenwood, IN and is the Northeast Region-Major Gifts Officer at Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a global faith-based organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

President, John Pollom is a 2003 graduate, earning his Bachelor in Political Science and History and later in 2006 attended William and Mary, where he received his JD. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. While a student at Hanover, he was a Peer Advisor, on Student Senate, Mortar Board, IFC, SABC and Order of Omega. Also as a student, John served as a Senior Committee Member, Career Center Alumni Panelist, received the Alumni Senior Award and was senior speaker. John resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Sarabeth (Ratliff) ’05, where he is an attorney for Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

President-Elect, Phil Mullins earned his degree in Political Science in 1972 and studied at the United Nations during his junior year spring term.  He received his MA in Political Science and Ph.D. ABD in Social Science Education from Ball State University.  While at Hanover, Phil participated in varsity basketball and track, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.  As an alumnus, he has served as a guest lecturer in the Business Scholars Program, Chairman of the Alumni Board’s Career Committee, as co-host of the Chicagoland Hanover Pub Night and co-chairman of his class reunions. Phil is President of Windward International, a travel management firm and a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). Phil and his company are managing the April 2015 Shakespeare in England (SIE) alumni travel event, visiting London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Liverpool, hosted by Dr. Jon Smith with special guest Dr. Sue DeWine. He is involved with several travel industry organizations, including the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, Incentive Research Foundation, Convention Industry Council and the Professional Convention Management Association.  He is also the President of Madison Milton Ferry, providing emergency ferry service on the Ohio River during the 2012-2014 Madison-Milton bridge replacement project. 

Executive Director, Ann Leslie Inman graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and from Eastern Illinois University in 1988 with an MS Ed with an emphasis in College Student Personnel Administration. Ann is a Phi Mu and played volleyball, was on the Student Programming Board, and chaired the R-Rated Movie Review Committee as a student. After thirteen years in Student Affairs at Texas A&M University and Grand Valley State University (MI), she returned to Hanover College as Director of Alumni Relations.

2012-2015 Class

Bonnie Wible Dyar is a 1982 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology. While at Hanover, Bonnie was involved in various intramural sports, a Phi Delt sweetheart in 1982, and president of Alpha Delta Pi. As an alumnus, Bonnie is involved in many organizations including Hoosier Hills Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities, Local, State and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Local, State and National Association of Health Underwriters, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation Planned Giving Committee. Bonnie is currently on the Youth for Christ Board of Directors and a past board member with the Bloomington Hospital.  Currently, she resides in Bloomington, IN where she is self employed as an Insurance Agent and Financial Representative for Bill C. Brown Associates. She also is affiliated with OneAmerica as a Career Agent. Bonnie is the mother of two children, Nick and Steve.

Darin Edwards is a 1990 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration along with a Minor in History.  While at Hanover, Darin was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.  As an alumnus, Darin is involved with Habitat for Humanity.  He served as President for Pathway to Recovery, Inc., and is currently on the Pathway’s Advisory Board. Darin is the Development Fund/ Underwriting and Closing Manager for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.  Darin resides in Indianapolis, IN where he also has 20 years experience in Non-Profit and For-Profit economic, residential and comprehensive community development.

Walter Kropp is a 1975 graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.  As an alumnus of Hanover College, Walter has been involved in many activities in Freemasonry including being a past Board of Trustee member and past Thrice Potent Master of the Valley of Columbus, and has received the Thirty-Third Degree, the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. He was also a founding member and Treasurer of the Children's Dyslexia Center, past Treasurer for the State Golf League, member of the Athletic Club of Columbus and was recently commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steven L. Beshear of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   Currently, Walter lives in Bexley, OH where he is an Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer for Cooper State Bank.  Walter and his wife Kathleen have two children Walter and Sarah.

John Maudlin is a 1961 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. John furthered his education and attended Indiana State University where he earned a Master’s in Business in 1964. While at Hanover, John was active in football and baseball. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta and senior class Treasurer. As an alumnus, John is currently involved with the Southland Community Church and just finished working with the Super Bowl Committee. Currently, John is a retired Executive Vice President of Midwest Fire & Safety Equipment and resides in Greenwood, IN with his wife Della (Parks) `61. He is the father of twin sons Brian & Brent and a daughter, Amy.

Kip McDonald is a 2007 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics. Kip furthered his education and attend Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2010). While at Hanover, Kip was the CFA Computer Lab Manager, 2006 Tau Chapter Undergraduate Brother of the Year, and 2006 Parent Board Scholarship/Leadership Award Winner. Kip also was a Peer Advisor, member of Phi Gamma Delta where he served as President, Treasurer and Recruitment Chair. As an alumnus, Kip is the President of the Tau Chapter House Corporation for Phi Gamma Delta. Currently, Kip is an Associate Attorney with Wooden & McLaughlin, LLP and lives in Greenwood, IN with his wife Amber (Kaelin) `07 and daughter, Tinley Ann.

Chris Powell is a 1997 graduate with a BA in Chemistry.  While at Hanover, Chris was active in varsity baseball, Student Activities Board, Mortar Board, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity (President/Risk Manager) along with serving as a Student Ambassador and Student Orientation Leader.  As an alumnus, Chris has been involved with St. Catherine Catholic Church and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ft. Thomas Education Foundation.  Currently, Chris is a Key Account Manager for the state of Kentucky with Pfizer, Inc.  In addition, he is co-owner of Communication Performance Management Associates.  He resides in Ft. Thomas, KY with his wife Tricia and three children, Victoria, Emily and Alexander.

Jon Welty is a 1992 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Minor in Management.  Jon furthered his education by earning an MBA from Wright State University in 1995.  While at Hanover, Jon was an Orientation Leader, member of the Student Programming Board, and member of Lambda Chi Alpha.  As an alumnus, Jon has been involved with the Greater Columbus Community Development Collaborative as a Treasurer, served as a past chair for the First Community Foundation, and is a Trustee for the Community Shelter Board and a Board member of Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative and member of Key Bank Community Development Corporation’s New Market Tax Credits Advisory Board.  Currently, Jon is the Vice President of Ohio Capital Corporation for -Housing and President of Ohio Capital Finance Corporation.  He resides in Columbus, OH.

2013-2016 Class

Jason Crawford is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Communications, minor in Spanish and was a member of Business Scholars Program.  Jason was the John Finley Crowe recipient for the 2011 class.  While at Hanover, Jason was a member of the baseball team, Lambda Chi Alpha, Senior Committee and served as the Event Staff coordinator for all home athletic events.  One of his favorite memories of Hanover is the annual Wiffle Ball tournament hosted by Lambda Chi each spring term.  Currently, Jason is a District Sales Leader for Frito Lay and resides in Indianapolis, IN.

Dawn Doup is a 1998 graduate earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology.  She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2002 and her Doctorate of Psychology in 2009.  While at Hanover, Dawn was involved with the Chi Omega Sorority, Psychology Club, Rho Chi, Kennings, and Revonah.  She was an Ambassador, on Student Programming Board, and was active with Intramural Sports.  As an alumnus, Dawn is the Elder of Personnel at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, Vice President of Upsilon Lambda Chi Omega House Corporation, and a volunteer coordinator for and member of the Columbus Running Club.  Currently, Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Family Relations Mediator with Christopher & Associates Evaluation & Counseling Center in Seymour, IN and resides in Columbus, IN.

Angela Semrau Kara is a 2008 magna cum laude graduate with a degree in Economics, earning the Distinguished Student Excellence Award.  While at Hanover College, Angela was a Center for Business Preparation scholar, a member of the volleyball team, and a member of Mortar Board.  She also worked on campus as a phonathon caller and the chaplain musician.  Her favorite memories of Hanover were two study abroad trips to Spain and Belgium, winning the volleyball conference championship, and the beautiful campus.  As an alumnus, Angela is actively involved with her church as a regular service musician and volunteers with other local organizations.  Currently, Angela is an Associate at KeyBank, managing credit in their commercial real estate portfolio.  She resides in Olmsted Township, OH with her husband James.

Don Kobak is a 1989 graduate with a degree in Business. While at Hanover, Don was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. His favorite memories of Hanover College were during spring term and included sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, trips to Clifty falls, and movies at Parker Auditorium. As an alumnus, Don is active with Our Lady of Lourdes, Meals on Wheels and the Special Olympics. Currently, Don is the Contract Claim Manager for Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. He resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife Suzanne and their two children, Andy (HC Class of 2015) and Brian.

Ali Gantz O’Leary is a 2009 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a Business Scholars Program concentration.  While at Hanover, Ali played varsity tennis all four years and was an active member with Phi Mu, Student Athletic Advisory Board, Panhellenic Council, and a member of the 2009 Senior Committee. Currently, Ali is the Program Assistant for Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University.  She resides in Nashville, TN with her husband, Dan O’Leary `09.

Chris Richardson is a 1998 graduate with a degree in Business Administration.  While at Hanover College he played football and was a member of Phi Delta Theta, where he served as Social Chair.  As an alumnus, Chris received his MBA in 2006 and is the Senior Vice President of Manufacturers Capital, LLC, where he spearheads operations and business development.  His company provides equipment financing to the manufacturing industry.  Chris is a member of ELFA, NEFA, NAELB, is a graduate of Leadership Johnson County and serves on the Board of Trustees and Development Committee.  He also serves on his Homeowners Association Board, and is a member of The Legends of Indiana Golf Club.  In his free time, Chris enjoys playing golf, physical fitness, travel and spending time with his family.  He currently resides in Franklin, IN with his wife Kelly and their three children Braden, Olivia, and Kyler.

John Wittich is a 1979 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  He went on to Miami University to complete his Graduate work in Educational Psychology.  While at Hanover, John was involved with Phi Gamma Delta and worked with the late Dr. Harve Rawson at Englishton Park Children’s Remediation Ctr.  John resides in West Chester, OH with his wife Tami (Ferguson) `81 and has three children Alexandrea, Kelsey, and John '14.  Currently, John is a School Psychologist at Lakota Local Schools.

2014-2017 Class

Ashley Crays is a 2008 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology and a concentration in the Business Scholars Program. During her time at Hanover College, Ashley was a member of the River’s Institute Committee, played on the soccer team and was a member of Phi Mu. Currently, Ashley is an Account Lead with Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. and resides in Chicago, IL.

Ted Merhoff is a 1992 graduate earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He went on to Ohio State University where he earned his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration in 1994. While at Hanover, Ted was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Currently, Ted is the President of HCCA Health Connection. He resides in Anchorage, KY with his wife Karen and their two children George and Lilly.

Brent Minton `94 is a 1994 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. He went on to Indiana University where he earned a Masters Degree in Education in 2002. While at Hanover, Brent was a student trainer, a member of the football team and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Brent is also involved with the Interfraternal Council and was an Intramural Director. As an alumnus, Brent is involved with the Indiana Association of School Principals (District 12 Principal), is President on the Awareness Washing County Board, and serves as the Admin Board President of the Canton United Methodist Church. Currently, Brent is the Principal at Bradie Shrum Elementary School and resides in Salem with his wife, Heather, and their three children Aiden, Lydia, and Katherine. Brent’s favorite memories during his time at Hanover are of Spring Term, Phi Delta Theta, playing football and basketball. All of these things centered on friendships with peers, faculty and alumni.

Annie Tock Morrisette is a 2001 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. During her time at Hanover, she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority, a Horner Scholar and played soccer where she was the women’s soccer captain for three years. Annie furthered her education by earning her MA from Eastern Illinois University in 2008, and East Carolina University in 2013. At this time, she is a PhD Candidate with the University of Maine. As an alumnus, Annie is involved in the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, The Walhain-St.-Paul Summer Archaeology Project and the American Conference for Irish Studies. Currently, Annie is a University of Maine Dissertation Research Fellow and resides in Champaign, IL, with her husband, Adam.

David Northam is a 1971 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. David furthered his education at the Indiana University School of Law. As an alumnus, David was involved in the United Fund of Rush County where he served as the President. He also served as President for the Rush County Chamber of Commerce and was President on the Board of Directors for the Main Street Christian Church. He is involved with the Indiana Judges Association and serves as the Rush Circuit Court Judge. David and his wife, Janice, reside in Rushville, IN and are the parents of three children Katherine, Elizabeth, and Joseph.

Mary Burch Ratliff is a 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. During her time at Hanover, Mary was a member of the ADPI Sorority, a cheerleader, a member of the Gamma Sigma Pi and was part of the modern dance group. She was also a member of the tennis team, chairman of the Rush Council and Corridor and a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society. Mary has very fond memories of her time at Hanover. She recalls driving the cheerleaders to away football games, sleeping in the rack room, and cancelled classes during the blizzard of `78. A few other memories include the weekly corridor meetings, spring term in Stratford and hanging out at the Lambda house. As an alumnus, Mary volunteers in Medicine Board, as a middle school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, FPC-youth subcommittee, Area 10, and USTA tennis. Currently, Mary is a homemaker and resides in Bloomington, IN with her husband, Wes `76 and are the parents of three children Sarabeth Ratliff Pollom `05, Amy Ratliff Kessens and Michael Ratliff.

Ron Starks is a 1983 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Ron furthered his education at the University of Notre Dame where he received a Certificate of Management. During his time at Hanover, Ron was involved with Sigma Chi Fraternity and was an officer. He was also was a member of the Fraternity Council, Choir, and Theatre and played one year of basketball. As an alumnus, Ron enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, skydiving and running marathons. He is also very active in working with Hospice At Home, Team Fox Parkinson, and the Boys & Girls Club. Some of Ron’s favorite memories were of rooming with Woody Harrelson ’83, the choir trip to Romania, a spring trip to Hawaii, having pancakes on Sundays with Mr. and Mrs. Horner, and late nights at the Cabin. Ron is the father of two children and lives in Michigan where he is the owner of Sandler Training: Summit Sales Solutions.

Alumni Board Committees

In 2003, the Alumni Association's focus changed from providing advice to Hanover College, to creating networks of alumni volunteers to support the College's endeavors in implementing the Academic Vision. The following committees provide leadership and direction to the networks:

Career Committee
Within the advent of the College Career Connections and Center for Business Preparation Programs, which link a student's academic endeavors with experiential learning in his or her chosen field and co-curricular activities, the Career Committee focuses on ways to support student career development through building a network of alumni internship hosts and career mentors.

Development Committee
Alumni Board members who choose to be on the Development Committee identify ways to meet goals of the College that pertain to alumni giving, assist in recruiting class agents, and help organize and implement area phonathons.

Engagement Committee
Members of the Engagement Committee identify and reach out to alumni who represent the Hanover College.  These individuals work with  alumni, prospective students and their parents, and external communities.

Nominations
Nominations to the board are accepted throughout the year.
Contact Ann Inman, Director of Alumni Relations for details.