Regional Events

More than 300 alumni and friends have attended regional campaign gatherings held across the country to hear updates on the Live Our Loyalty campaign and its impact on current and future students.

Past Events


Brick ’72 and Judy Warren hosted an opening rally party Oct. 6 for the Live Our Loyalty campaign prior to the public kickoff event at Homecoming. Planned around a racing theme, the event was complete with a Hanover-decorated Indy race car and nearly 100 guests wearing their Hanover red and blue.

After having their photo taken with the car and the Hanover Panther, guests enjoyed live music and a food buffet with Hanover memorabilia on display. The centerpiece of the buffet was an ice sculpture of the Hanover College athletic logo.

At various stations throughout the house and on the patio, videos and posters provided information about the five initiatives that make up the goals of the campaign: athletics, scholarships, energizing student social experiences, academics and the Hanover Fund.

As guests gathered on the wraparound patio overlooking the lake, President Sue DeWine and campaign chairs Mark ’71 and Marabeth Ice Levett ’71 addressed the crowd and spoke of the significance of this campaign to the future of Hanover. Special guests at the event were the honorary tri-chairs of the athletic fundraising component of the campaign: John Collier ’51, Wayne Perry and Dick Naylor.


At a brunch in their home Dec. 9, Greg '72 and Kris Rector Gleason '73 and their 18 guests learned how LIVE OUR LOYALTY: The Campaign for Hanover College will impact current and future students. Current seniors Cody Osmon and Vaughn Crapser spoke about their student experience at Hanover, and President Sue DeWine provided an overview of how the campus is changing as a result of the campaign.

Tampa, Fla.

Alex and Sue Seifert Williams '65 hosted a regional Live Our Loyalty event in Clearwater Beach Jan. 26, 2013. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view from the Carlouel Yacht Club, guests for the brunch heard from President Sue DeWine about the changes taking place on campus as a result of Live Our Loyalty. Seniors Allyson Craig and Mackenzie Pheifer shared their Hanover experience and what a Hanover education means to them.

Hilton Head

Jim ’67 and Kate Gaunt hosted a Hilton Head, S.C., regional campaign event Feb. 7. Included in the gathering were Professor Emeritus of Theatre Tom “Doc” Evans and current students senior Jenny Dumaine and junior Chase Ingle. After hearing President DeWine’s update on college and campaign news, guests went to the nearby South Carolina Repertory Company to enjoy a play directed by Doc Evans with a cast featuring several Hanover alumni.


Alumni and friends gathered at the beautiful Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver, Colo., Feb. 23. At a gathering hosted by Graeme and Carol Fairweather, parents of four Hanover alumni (Neil ’89, Alison ’93, Lesley ’99 and Mark ’04), President DeWine spoke with guests about the impact of the Live Our Loyalty campaign and the resurgence happening at Hanover College. Students Anthony Harcourt ’13 and Clint Horine ’13 shared their personal Hanover College stories.


The Club at Mediterra was the setting for alumni and friends to gather in Naples, Fla., March 2. Bart ’64 and Linda Patton Luedeke ’64 were co-hosts of the event with Ross ’74 and Diana Hubbard. Sophomore Megan Robinson  and junior Lauren Bowers spoke about their Hanover experience and President Sue DeWine shared information about the Live Our Loyalty campaign.

Ft. Lauderdale
Marty and Susanne Talmage Ellman '65 joined with Nick ’63 and Tricia Rutsis to host the Live Our Loyalty campaign event in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., March 3. Sophomore Megan Robinson  and junior Lauren Bowers had the opportunity to meet alumni and friends of Hanover at the Lauderdale Yacht Club and share their Hanover stories. President Sue DeWine spoke with guests about the goals of the Live Our Loyalty campaign.


Alumni and friends in the Louisville area gathered at the University Club to hear from President Sue DeWine about the Live Our Loyalty campaign. Joining her were senior  Clint Horine and junior Lauren Bowers. The event was co-hosted by Steve ’72 and Barbara Ellis and Bix ’72 and Jane Barnes Howland ’72.


The Renaissance Hotel was the setting for a Friday evening campaign gathering in Baltimore March 8. Hosts for the event were Stacy Kalamaros Skalski ’85 and Peggy Miller Hinshaw ’85. Over heavy hor d’oeuvres, guests had the opportunity to speak with President DeWine and senior Rachel Slade, along with sophomore Alicia Hopkins about the Live Our Loyalty campaign.

Washington D.C.

Thirty-two alumni and friends of Hanover College gathered at Clyde’s Gallery March 10 to hear President DeWine speak on Live Our Loyalty and the changes that will come to campus as a result of the success of the campaign. One of the guests at the event was Alassane Traore, a D.C. high school student who recently received a Benjamin Templeton scholarship to attend Hanover next fall.    Current students senior Rachel Slade and sophomore Alicia Hopkins were also in attendance to share their Hanover experience with guests. The event was hosted by Patricia Wyche Calore ’83.


With props provided by Ken ’74 and Kendal Hegamaster Gladish ’75, President Sue DeWine got into the spirit of being a Texan at the regional gathering in Austin in February. The event was hosted by Hank ’70 and Nikki Hadden Faulkner ’71 in their home and co-hosted by the Gladishes. Seniors Anthony Harcourt and Clint Horine, current student ambassadors for the gathering, had the opportunity to meet Professor Emeritus of English Jim Ferguson.


Thanks to hosts Kevin and Mary Makarius ’76 McDonald, Hawthorn Hill was the site for the April 17 Dayton regional campaign gathering.The historic home of Orville Wright, Hawthorn Hill is seldom open to the public.Guests were greeted by President Sue DeWine at the door (photo above) and enjoyed tours of the historic home after hearing a campaign update from the president and getting caught up on the many good things happening at Hanover College. Jennie Dumaine ’13 (seen above with Chris and Jeanne Voigt ’88 Boozell) and Devon Sharpe ’13 talked about their experiences as current Hanover students.


21c in downtown Cincinnati was a perfect setting for Hanover’s Live Our Loyalty regional campaign gathering in the greater tri-state area on April 24.  Hosts were Jo Anne Imbler Clark’79, Eric ’78 and Jan Patterson ’79 Haas, Kevin ’82 and Jill Philbrick ’83 Keefe, and Faye Haas Wendel ’80.  In the photos above, Tami Ferguson Wittich ’81 and Susan Goering Hill ’81 get the “Hanover spirit”; and John Miller ’62 entertains current student Devon Sharpe ’13, Vice President Dennis Hunt, and Kevin Keefe with a story.


At the Indianapolis regional campaign gathering on April 28, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner at the Columbia Club before hearing from current students Joe Todd (above) and Anthony Harcourt. President DeWine brought guests up to date on campaign progress and shared some of the successes of the campaign to date, including the upcoming dedication of the Ward and Jo Ann Withrow Student Activities Center on May 11.

Columbus, OH

Andy ’58 and Ann Taff ’58 Anderson opened their home in Columbus, Ohio, on May 19 to host the 16th and final regional campaign event.  Bob ’68 and Jane Thorn ’68 White served as co-hosts for the gathering. Molly Morris Anderson ’62 chats with President DeWine in the photo above right.  Above left, Ron Kitcher-Pentey ’13 talks to guests about his experience at Hanover as an international student from Ghana in West Africa.

New York

As part of its “Scholars In The City” class over Spring Term, the Business Scholars Program hosted a regional campaign gathering in New York City on May 16.  Students and alumni enjoyed mingling at the Perfect Pint and comparing Hanover experiences past and present.  President DeWine updated everyone on the progress of the campaign to date, including the May 11 groundbreaking for the new outdoor athletic facility and the dedication of the Ward and Jo Ann Withrow Student Activities Center on that same day.