Shannon has provided outstanding leadership and volunteerism through her involvement in multiple areas for Hanover College.
Shannon became Phi Mu’s chapter advisor in 2005, and also served on the Greek Summit from 2005 to 2006. She was placed on the partnerships committee, which was very fitting, as it sought to create stronger connections between the College, the undergraduates, the nationals and the alumni. Shannon personifies that goal on what must be a daily basis. She has been chapter advisor for nine years now, and has held a national position, Area 1 Finance Coordinator for Phi Mu, for the past two years. She has most recently chaired the Phi Mu Rho Chapter Centennial Celebration with 150 participants on Hanover’s campus on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Shannon has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for seven years, from 2006 – 2013, including a year as president. Her service is distinguished beyond the normal duties and roles that are assigned to an alum who is on the executive path for the Alumni Board. During the past seven years, she has also served the College in a broader scope beyond the Alumni Board by:
The weekend of April 12 – 14, 2013, she welcomed Rho Chapter alumnae from around the country back to campus, as well as national officers, for the Phi Mu Centennial Celebration
Within the Alumni Board are varying levels of service and involvement. Shannon has extended her hospitality by hosting the 2011 Summer Presidents’ meeting in her home, and the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award Selection Committee at her office in Indianapolis.
Shannon loves Hanover memorabilia, and also is the only alum I know who has direct connections with the bookstore’s sportswear reps, and carries her own catalogs!
No matter what the leadership role, Shannon brings her efficient organizational style, her programming knowledge and administrative savvy, her can-do attitude and her pride in all things Hanover.
The purpose of the Eleanore Watts Moyer Award is to recognize individuals who have given exemplary voluntary service to Hanover College. In so doing, Hanover also pays tribute to Eleanore Watts Moyer, Class of 1942,
who served Hanover exceptionally long and well, from her early years growing up on campus where her mother worked as a dietitian, through her years as a noteworthy student-athlete, and through the culmination of her volunteerism which reached an apex from the period of 1983 into the twenty-first century.
All non-student volunteers - including alumni, trustees, community members, staff and faculty, or friends of the College - are eligible for consideration for the Eleanore Watts Moyer Award.
A plaque will be presented to the recipient at a public ceremony, and a plaque with each recipient's name will be permanently displayed on campus.
2002 Doug Burney '73, 2003 John R. Smith '53, 2004 Marjorie Conner, 2005 Bill Griffin, 2006 Chris Wilcox and Randy Master '82, 2007 Pat Nichols, 2008 Stan Totten, 2009 Lou Knoble, 2010 Lisa Fleming '82 and Grace Ireland, 2011 Lynn Welch Maricle '75, 2012 Kevin Keefe '82 and Jamie Tomes '94, 2013 Shannon Veach Gibbs '91.
Kevin Keefe ’82 has been selected for the 2012 Moyer Award based on his record of outstanding volunteerism, dedication and enthusiasm for Hanover College. Kevin served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for six years, from 2005 – 2011, including a year as president. His service is distinguished beyond the normal duties and roles that are assigned to an alum who is on the executive path for the Alumni Board. During the past six years, he has also served the College in a broader scope beyond the Alumni Board by:
Within the Alumni Board are varying levels of service and involvement. Naturally more was expected from Kevin as he was on the executive board, but he also took his leadership to a higher level. He:
No matter whether it is campus, athletic, Alumni Board or Greek activity, Kevin Keefe strengthens it with his initiative, communication ability, big heart, and natural energy and enthusiasm.
Jamie Tomes '94 has been an active and engaged member of the Alumni Board, but it is his willingness to share his professional expertise that sets him apart. For the past two years, Tomes has served as an unofficial consultant to the Offices of Communication and Marketing and Admission. In this capacity he secured a grant to support online advertising efforts that to date has provided more than $71,000 in support. Tomes continues to provide advice and direction to the College regarding digital marketing and social media.
In addition to serving as an unpaid consultant for the past two years, he has been actively involved in the Business Scholars Program (BSP). Recently, Tomes hosted a group of 16 Business Scholars at Papa John’s global headquarters for a tour and presentation on digital marketing. Unbeknownst to the students, he arranged for John Schnatter, Founder and CEO of Papa John’s to visit with them during the tour. In fact, Schnatter exceeded all expectations by offering to join the scholars for lunch, spending nearly two hours with them in total.
Tomes continues to give generously of his time and talents. He has supported the Hanover Alumni Louisville Golf Scramble for the past five years and this spring led the Alumni Association Board of Directors in conjunction with the Career Center in presenting the first Student Alumni Networking Day.
This year’s Eleanore Watts Moyer Award recognizes someone whose volunteer service has been especially notable in promoting and supporting the arts at Hanover College.
Lynn Welch Maricle graduated from Hanover College in 1975, and went on to serve as the director of choral music at Madison High School for 31 years. For the past five years since her retirement, she has assisted Paul Hildebrand, director of the Community Arts Series, with the annual program, Maricle and her husband, Scott, have been long-time season subscribers and contributors.
She is a member of the CAS community advisory board, and has been instrumental in adding several community leaders and supporters of the arts to that volunteer body. Through personal contacts and professional relationships, Maricle has brought four teachers from Madison and Southwestern schools onto the board.
Through her knowledge and relationships with the network of civic leaders in the Madison area, coupled with her commitment to Hanover College and the CAS program, she has raised several thousand dollars in underwriting and sponsorships over the past four years, and has put together many meetings with well-place individuals in order to promote it.
Maricle also volunteers whenever needed at the CAS events themselves, helping to usher or staffing the artists’ merchandise table.
Longtime Hanover athletics supporter Lou Knoble was presented with the Eleanore Watts Moyer Volunteer of the Year Award at the close of the ceremony.
Knoble, a retired high school art teacher and cross country coach, has been a fixture in Hanover's athletic department for more than 10 years. During that span, he has performed such roles as assistant cross country coach, head men's tennis coach, sports information assistant and art instructor.
Knoble has been key figure during Hanover's hosting of the 2003 and 2008 NCAA III national cross country championships and three NCAA Great Lakes Regionals.
He continues to be a driving force in connecting Hanover's athletes and events with members of the local community.
Dr. Stan Totten has worked tirelessly to develop the Natural History Museum at our Science Center. It is truly a showpiece of Hanover College! Through his development of relationships with alumni and friends of HC, he has obtained many new collections for the Science Center displays, combining these with existing collections. Dr. Totten often provides tours of the Science Center to alumni, prospective students, and visitors.
An outgrowth of the planning for the Science Center was the concept of a book documenting science at Hanover College. Dr. Totten took on this challenge, and has authored a wonderful book, entitled 100 Points of Light, A History of Science at Hanover College , published in 2007. His work is filled not only Hanover science and HC history, but also the stories of the faculty and alumni who have had great impact and accomplishment in their fields. Proceeds of the sales of 100 Points of Light further support the Science Center's Museum of Natural History.
Congratulations to Dr. Totten, and many thanks to him for his service to and support of the College, not only in the area of science, but also athletics, admissions, alumni and donor relations.