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Dean's List honors announced for winter-spring terms

Congratulations to the following students who have attained Dean’s List honors for the 2015 winter/spring terms. To qualify, students must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Class of 2015
Carrie Alexander
Mustafa Almajedi
Kate Armstrong
Ronald Baker
Twisha Balasubramanian
Derek Bast
Sarah Bates-Scott
Caitlin Bischoff
Slaton Blickman
Hannah Bowen
Sarah Brocker
Kaylie Brown
Alex Brueckner
Eliza Bui
Emily Bumgardner
Maddie Burger
Natalie Campbell
Becca Carss
Colin Cobb
Lauren Cousineau
Atalee Cummings
Bailey Davis
Alyssa DelPrete
Carissa Dempler
Austin Duncan
Mackenzie Dye
Katrina Easley
Jamal Edwards
Ivana Eiler
Mina Enk
Annabelle Goshorn-Maroney
Cameron Graca
Mathew Grau
Spencer Hadley
Nolan Hall
Erin Hancock
Brianna Harlan
Sarah Hasewinkel
Trafton Holder
Alicia Hopkins
Megan Hopkins
Kyle James
Coty Johnson
Daquisha Jones
Garret Kingston
Kaitlin Knapp
Katie Knowles
Nate Kremer-Herman
Alex Lantz
Andrew Laubner
Matt Loria
Sarah Love
Jesse Macgruder
Austin Mann
Jordan Martell
Amanda McCauley
Jenny Merritt
Molly Mersmann
Kent Miller
Taylor Miller
Jessica Mills
Jordan Moseby
Edwin Nartey
Felicia Nguyen
Tanner Parker
Alex Peck
Vince Peiffer
Mary Lawrence Phillips
Lyndsey Ritchie
Megan Robinson
Aly Sander
Lauren Schultz
John Seewer
Evie Sehr
Drew Servais
Rachel Sieg
Erika Slifer
Vaughn Smith
Kayla Snabl
Grant Swenson
Brandon Swihart
Brad Taylor
Jacob Tebbe
Alyce Trimpe
Alisha Turnbow
Rachel Walcott
Tricia Walsh
Amanda Waltz
Jingyi Wang
Holly Watson
Matt Weber
Logan Wells
Caleb Williams
Kurtis Wilson
Paige Woods

Class of 2016
Yuding Ai
Rachel Alvis
Mais Alwan
Ashlee Arbaugh
Christopher Ares
Lindsay Beasley
Caleb Beidelman
Jessica Below
Nicole Blevins
Libby Bower
Kay Branham
Cat Brassell
Nick Brunner
Brianna Cherry
Reid Clark
Sara Clute
Megan Collins
Meagan Davenport
Caroline Dearborn
Kaleigh DeBeck
John Dunn
Joe Feldmann
Emily Fellows
Alex Forward
Hanna Foster
Meghan Fox
Shawn Franklin
Gara Gaines
Erica Gansbauer
T. J. Gerking
Ryan Hackbarth
Megan Hackman
Alec Hamaker
Alison Hanlein
Hannah Hart
Maddie Hartman
Cody Hatfield
Payton Hickerson
Bailey Hinton
Maggie Huffer
Mariah Hutchinson
Megan Insley
Kelsey Johnson
Kendra Johnson
Kay Kemp
Caitlyn Kennedy
Ben Kugler
Leah Lahue
Monica Lamirand
Jenna Larson
Dakota Lawson
Emily Lessig
Jenna Lewis
Shaina Lin
Sarah Line
Chelsea McCurdy
Paige McGuirk
Megan Meyer
Savannah Mitchell
Roxi Morris
Jenna Newton
Ali Nicholson
Courtney Odle
Dani Olson
Hannah Palmer
Jackson Pollock
Jessica Poston
Meagan Redmon
Jacob Redmond
Korby Reed
Rachel Regenauer
Wes Rittman
Hannah Rockenbaugh
Sarah Schmidt
Jack Schoening
Katie Sharits
Rachel Smith
Charles Snodgrass
Hannah Taylor
Kallen Terry
Kiley Thomas
Travis Thompson
Anni Titchenal
Lindsay Upchurch
Michael Van Kleunen
Chen Wang
Hannah Wehmeyer
Kaitlin Welch
Hayley Wigman
Tori Wilson
Justin Winkler
Zhuyu Yao
Angelo Yeomans
Han Zaw
Alli Zimmerman

Class of 2017
Shelby Adams
Naren Agarwal
Sima Altal
Chris Amstutz
Rachel Anderson
Hilary Appiah
Courtney Barber
Flavia Barbosa
Jacob Baumann
Carly Bentz
Huestina Bista
Madeline Bogan
Marguerite Boone
Mattie Borders
Michael Braun
Haley Brown
Kinsey Brown
Hannah Buit
Maddie Burdick
Miriam Cahill
Madison Conway
Michaela Corbin
Anna Cornacchione
Jana Dajani
Taylor Davis
Bekah Dickmander
Rebecca Duke
Ashley Eden
Valdemar Bjoern Engel
John Fawbush
Brittany Ferrell
Mia Maili Gasakure
Sarah Gawronska
Kelly Gehlbach
Jace Gentil
Brooke Glahn
Walker Goodbub
Ben Hamilton
Lucile Hamon
Mackenzie Harvey
Kylie Hawks
Jimmy Hogan
Sydney Hornsby
Savannah Hubbard
Samantha Isaacs
Diane Jackson
Erika Jervis
Micayla Jones
Wilda Knecht
Jessie Lamb
Kirby Lantz
Gaby Leith
Kim Litchfield
Courtney Markland
Taryn Mayer
Samantha McCain
Mal McElroy
Tessa McShane
Celia Menke
Emily Miller
Evan Miller
Molly Miller
Callie Monce
Allison Mruzek
Kyle Mundon
Linh Nguyen
Eric O’Risky
Deborah Odihi
Marian Orozco
Michael Pauly
Emily Perry
Megan Richey
Gabby Ritchey
Olivia Robinett
Naoki Sawahashi
Katie Schmidt
Cassie Schoborg
Max Schroeder
Katie Sherrod
Jack Simon
Elaine Simpson
Hannah Slover
Haley Spalding
Destini Spicer
Mackenzie Spicer
Layne Taylor
Trent Taylor
Cami Trachtman
Hoang Van
Cam Veach
Vivian Waddle
Elizabeth Wagner
Azia Watts
Class of 2017 – continued
Alex Weeden
Morgan Werner
Haley Witt
Ana Zapata

Class of 2018
Bailey Allen
Daliah Altal
Karen Annese Granger
Carson Bailey
Zach Barnes
Will Bridgeman
Allie Brooks
Taylor Browning
Caroline Brunner
Julia Bursova
Thomas Doering
Madeline Elkin
Victoria Ellingsworth
Emily Ertel
Joselyn Evans-Bautista
Leah Faber
Josh Ford
Bailey Garey
Jennifer Gilly
Madison Grimes
Mikhaila Hamilton
Sakib Haque
Katie Hedge
Cassie Hendrickson
Fernando Hernandez
Tara Hommema
Bennett Hood
Cara Hoskins
Ashley Krininger
Katie Lents
Taylor Lineberry
Hannah McElroy
Caroline Miller
Darien Miller
Shelby Moore
Tara Nastoff
Elizabeth Nellis
Asumi Oba
Joe Rector
Mickey Reeves
Jake Rugen
Abigail Schad
Chris Schlenker
Jessica Schonegg
Douglas Seals
Stephanie Simpson
MaCayla Smallwood
Parker Stayton
Immanuel Umoren
Kassidy VanGundy
Mitch Walrod
Bryn Wigney
Natalie Williamson
Garrett Wilson
Hannah Woeste
Jose Zapata

Non-Degree
Felipe Ferreira Andrade Do Carmo

Dietz, McKay, Green headline honorees

Senior athletes Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind.) and Josh Green (Beaumaris, Australia), along with former football standout Brett Dietz, highlighted award recipients at the Hanover College Athletic Honors Banquet. The annual event was held in the Horner Health & Recreation Center.

Dietz, a 2004 Hanover graduate, was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. McKay and Green were named Hanover’s outstanding senior female and male athletes, respectively.

Dietz spent time as a member of Hanover's basketball, baseball and golf teams, but made his mark as a quarterback for the Panthers' from 2000-2003. He helped Hanover win three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships and also earn three berths in the NCAA Division III national playoffs.

A two-time all-Heartland Conference selection, Dietz led the nation in total offense in 2003 with 380.5 yards per game. He also set school single-season records with 575 attempts, 360 completions and 4,031 passing yards.

He eventually closed his collegiate career ranked third in Hanover career touchdown passes (67), fourth in career completions (583) and fourth in completion percentage (61.6%).

Dietz played professionally in Finland before moving to the Arena Football League, where he later became the first player to earn rookie-of-the-year awards in the AFL (Tampa Bay Storm, 2007) and AFL2 (Louisville Fire, 2006).

McKay led Hanover's women's golf team to back-to-back Heartland Conference championships and appearances in the NCAA Division III national tournament in 2014 and 2015.

A four-time all-Heartland Conference honoree, McKay earned four top-five finishes in the league tournament. She was the HCAC's medalist as a sophomore and junior. She also placed second as a senior after falling in a playoff.

McKay played in a school-record 68 tournaments and earned medalist honors a program-record 18 times. In addition, she holds Hanover's 18-hole (72), 36-hole (148), 54-hole (246) and 72-hole (322) records and also set the school's single-season scoring average mark this year with 79.09 strokes per match.

She was 21st overall to help propel the Panthers to a 12th-place finish in the 2015 NCAA III championship. She led the squad to a 15th-place finish in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Green played three seasons as an attacker with Hanover's men's lacrosse team and has, additionally, been a punter for the football squad for three seasons.

A two-time first-team all-conference selection in lacrosse, Green established Hanover's career record for goals (121) and also set the Panthers' single-season records for goals (48), assists (35) and points (75). He also holds the program's single-match records for goals (10), assists (eight) and points (13).

As a senior, Green led Hanover in scoring with 75 points and also tallied 47 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. He scored a team-leading 40 goals and added his school-single-season-record 35 assists.

Green earned second-team all-Heartland Conference honors for the football team in 2014 after averaging 39.2 yards per punt. In his three seasons on the gridiron, he has averaged more than 38 yards per punt, with a career long of 69 yards. He has 16 career punts of more than 50 yards and landed 36 inside the 20-yard-line.

Individual honors were also presented during the honors banquet to junior Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.), senior Frannie Larson (La Grange, Ky.) and senior Austin Duncan (Pekin, Ind.).

Clark, a three-year member of the Panthers' men's tennis squad, became the first recipient of the Bill Griffin Mental Attitude Award.

Larson, a four-year high-jumper on Hanover's track & field team, was presented the Mildred Lemen Mental Attitude Award.

Duncan, a thrower, received the Glen and M.J. Bonsett Track & Field Award. He has also played four seasons as a lineman with the Panthers' football program.

Team academic awards were presented to Hanover's men's and women's cross country teams.

The women's cross country squad earned the Dean's Award, given each year to the team with the highest grade-point average for the academic year. The unit, coached by Josh Payne, posted a 3.37 grade-point average.

The men's cross country team received the Faculty Athletic Representative Award, given to the team that has shown the most improvement in its collective grade-point average. The group, also guided by Payne, raised its grade-point average .46 from the 2013 season.

Hanover celebrates 182nd Commencement

Hanover College celebrated its 182nd Commencement, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in an afternoon ceremony at The Point on Hanover’s campus. The 245 graduates of the class of 2015 are the most diverse in school history.

The day began with the traditional Baccalaureate ceremony. Along with an address by Hanover President Sue DeWine and speech by senior speaker Cameron Graca (Rineyville, Ky.), the College conferred a bachelor of arts degree in honor of Benjamin Franklin Templeton, the first African-American to attend Hanover (1832-1836), but who did not complete his studies. Nearly 180 years later, the College wished to celebrate Templeton’s legacy as a trailblazer and invited his four-times great grandson, Sean Edward McKissack, to accept the degree in his ancestor’s memory.

Also graduating were the first seniors from the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program, which awards full-tuition to high-achieving students dedicated to social justice, tolerance and diversity. The inaugural class includes seven accomplished leaders who represent five academic majors and more than 20 national and campus-based organizations. All of the senior scholars have participated in project-based internships, while six scholars have also studied abroad. For more information about the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program, visit hanover.edu/diversity.

Steinman to lead cross country program

Anna Steinman has joined the Hanover College athletic department and will lead the Panthers’ men’s and women’s cross country teams. She will also work with Hanover’s track & field program.

Steinman comes to Hanover after serving two seasons as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Salisbury University (Md.). While at Salisbury, she instructed the Sea Gulls’ distance and middle-distance runners, as well as providing support for recruitment, strength and conditioning and meet management.

In addition to her work at Salisbury, Steinman also served as a sports-performance intern at University Orthopaedic Associates. In the role, she created programs for individuals returning from physical therapy, assessed imbalances and injury risk and set training programs for distance runners.

Steinman also continues to compete. She completed her first marathon in November, turning in a time of 3:05.09 as the 86th overall female to finish in the 2014 New York Marathon.

A 2013 Salisbury graduate, Steinman earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She will complete work on a master’s degree in applied health physiology this month.

While a student-athlete at Salisbury, she was a four-year member of the cross country and track & field teams and twice earned all-Capital Athletic Conference honors. She served as a team captain for both squads, was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and worked as a student-athlete mentor.

Steinman is a member of USA Track & Field, the national governing body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the U.S., as well as the American College of Sports Medicine and Garden State Track Club.

She holds track & field technical certification through the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Panthers close NCAA with record round

The Hanover College women’s golf team closed the NCAA Division III Championship with a school-record round of 314 and finished 12th overall in the four-day event. The 72-hole tournament completed play Friday, May 15, at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

NCAA III Championship leaderboard

Hanover's 314 in the fourth round was 28 shots better than the team’s previous record of 342, set during the third round of the 2011 tournament. The Panthers, which moved from 15th place to 12th with the final-round effort, totaled 1,353 strokes (347-349-343-314) in the championship.

Senior Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind.) fired a four-over-par 76 in the closing round. Her score stands as Hanover’s lowest individual round in its three tournament appearances.

Juniors Erika Shepherd (Jeffersonville, Ind.) and Brittany Gingerich (Millersburg, Ind.) each turned in a five-over 77, while freshman Ellen Wuerch (Fortville, Ind.) posted an 84. Sophomore Devan Smith (Depauw, Ind.) added a non-scoring round of 86 on the 5,844-yard El Campeon Course.

McKay and Shepherd each earned top-35 finishes in the 110-golfer field. McKay finished 21st with a 322 (79-86-81-76). Shepherd followed in 34th place, just eight strokes behind McKay, with a 330 (84-85-84-77).

Gingerich landed in 56th place with a total of 342 strokes (94-82-89-77). Wuerch was 77th after a four-round 359 (90-96-89-84) and Smith finished 94th with a 375 (95-102-92-86).

Williams College (Mass.) earned the NCAA III team title with a 1,263 (319-322-309-313). Wittenberg University (Ohio) was second with 1,281 (323-327-308-323).

McKenzie Ralston from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) captured medalist honors by four strokes with a 301 (74-71-79-77).

Jenner to give book reading about late Hoosier senator

Madison attorney Bill Jenner will read from his newly released book, "Senator William Ezra Jenner of Indiana: Remembered by his son William Edward Jenner," May 14, at 7 p.m., in the Agnes Brown Duggan Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The elder Jenner has been described as the most colorful Hoosier political figure of the 20th century. No biography of this storied senator, who was in the U.S. Senate 1947-1958, has been written until this year. The younger Jenner, senior partner in the Madison firm of Jenner, Pattison, Sutter & Wynn, LLP has surveyed his own records, state archives and hundreds of newspaper articles about his flamboyant and respected conservative father in order to write this biography.

The first World War II veteran to serve in the U.S. Congress and the people’s choice as leader of the Republican party in the state, Jenner was a voice of conservatism that rang through a time of New Republicanism, appeasement of Soviet Russia, the beginnings of the rapid growth of government domination of everyday lives and the glorified welfare state. His thumping oratorical style, unwavering support of the values of country, personal liberty and family, along with his innate brilliance at local politics, made him the unqualified favorite of the press, even if they didn’t always agree with him.

Senator Jenner has been called the forerunner in his political philosophy and legislative action program of such conservative leaders as Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, and was universally respected by both sides of the aisle for his amiable style, hard work as a legislator, and unfailing loyalty and sense of humor. His papers are located in the Joseph Evans Wood Memorial Special Collections and Archives Center, located on the second floor of the library.

Payne steps down to end successful run

The close of track & field season brings the end of Josh Payne’s 17-year coaching career at Hanover College. Payne, who has worked with the Panthers’ cross country and track & field teams since 1998, is leaving the College to start a private business.

Payne served as head coach of Hanover’s men’s and women’s cross country teams from 1998 through 2104. During that span, he was recognized as the Heartland Conference’s coach of the year six times.

His program produced more than 50 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference runners, 10 all-NCAA Great Lakes Region honorees, four NCAA championship qualifiers and one all-American. He also guided the Panthers’ women's squad to five HCAC championships.

For their work in the classroom, Payne’s athletes have earned NCAA Division III academic all-American honors 31 times.

Through his work with the NCAA’s national committee, he also helped the College earn the right to host the NCAA III national championship on Hanover’s campus course in 2003, 2008 and 2013. The course has also hosted three NCAA Great Lakes Regionals and numerous area high school and middle school meets.

Payne served as head track & field coach from 1998 through 2011 before moving into an assistant role with the program.

While head coach, he led 33 athletes to all-Heartland Conference status, including two HCAC most valuable athlete award recipients. He also guided nine athletes to NCAA national-qualifying marks and, in 2005, produced Hanover’s first NCAA all-American.

Under his guidance, Payne’s athletes set more than 25 school track & field records and established three Heartland Conference records. His 2011 women’s squad won the Heartland Conference’s outdoor championship for the first time in school history and he was selected the league’s coach of the year.

Prior to coming to Hanover, Payne was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Anderson University. With the Ravens, he helped coach multiple all-conference and national-qualifying athletes in both cross country and track & field.

While a collegiate student at Anderson, he was a two-time all-American and a four-time all-Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference selection in cross country.

In 1996, Payne earned his master's degree in physical education at Eastern Illinois University, where he assisted with the cross country and track & field programs.

As a high school runner, he was the 1990 Ohio High School Division III state champion in the 1,600-meter and 800-meter runs.

Jones' retirement spurs changes to basketball program

After 17 seasons on the sidelines, Molly Jones has announced her retirement as head coach of the Hanover College women’s basketball team. Jones’ retirement, effective immediately, spurs the first changes atop the program since 1998.

Jones’ longtime assistant coach, and husband, John Jones, will become Hanover’s head coach. In addition, Chris Hitchcock, a veteran high school and college head coach, will return to the Panthers’ bench as an assistant coach and recruiter.

Molly Jones will remain at Hanover, becoming an associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator. She will continue as chair for the Health and Fitness Department and will assume more teaching and administrative responsibilities. She will also continue to oversee the girls' basketball summer camps and shoot-outs.

Jones amassed a career record of 405-296, including a 134-121 mark in 11 seasons at Marian University before taking control of Hanover’s program prior to the 1998-99 season. The stint includes a string of four straight 20-win seasons from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

A 1986 Hanover graduate, she led the Panthers to a 271-175 record with two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season titles, three HCAC tournament championships and three berths in the NCAA III national tournament. Her squads have posted a 164-96 record in HCAC regular-season games and, in addition, played in the league’s tourney championship game in each of the past seven seasons.

John Jones has served as an assistant coach with Hanover’s women’s team for the past 10 seasons. Along with his coaching experience, Jones, an associate athletic director at Hanover, has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator at the secondary and collegiate levels.

Prior to joining Hanover’s athletic department staff in 2005, he served three years as athletic director at Southwestern High School (Ind.) and was previously a teacher and administrator at Brownsburg High School (Ind.).

In addition to his coaching duties, John Jones will continue as associate athletic director. His responsibilities will continue to involve the College’s events staff, concessions and golf outings.

Hitchcock returns to the Panthers’ sidelines, where he worked as an assistant coach with the women’s program from 1997-98 to 2000-01. He comes after serving the past six seasons as head coach at Bloomfield High School (Ind.).

Prior to leading Bloomfield’s squad, he was the head coach at Benedictine University (Ill.) for three seasons and head coach at Hendrix College (Ark.) for five seasons.

Hanover is slated to open its 2015-16 campaign Nov. 21-22 in a tournament at the College of Wooster (Ohio).

The Panthers finished the 2014-15 season with a 19-9 overall record, including a second-place finish in the Heartland Conference standings with a 13-5 mark. Under Jones, the squad captured the HCAC’s tournament championship and earned a spot in the NCAA III national tournament field.

Krantz honored for developing online resources

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) has awarded Professor of Psychology John Krantz with the 2015 MERLOT Psychology Classics Award. Krantz earned the honor for his work “Psychological Research on the Net” and received the award at a ceremony April 23 in Dallas.

“Psychological Research on the Net houses links to open research projects in which users can opt to participate,” said members of the MERLOT Psychology Editorial Board. “The compilation of projects is broad-ranging and contemporary, and students can learn about and experience the research process by participating in actual psychological research studies. Overall, the site serves as an excellent, valuable resource for both psychology students and researchers.”

Krantz joined the psychology department in 1990 from Honeywell Corporation where he worked on the human factor of cockpit displays. His interests include visual perception and the use of the World Wide Web for psychological research and teaching.

MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org) is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. The MERLOT website is a free gateway for these web-based materials. Finding web-based materials to incorporate into one’s course is just the first step for faculty; faculty must also decide if the materials are correct, effective teaching-learning tools, and easy to use. A continually growing collection of high quality online teaching and learning materials is realized through MERLOT’s peer review process. MERLOT conducts the peer review of online materials and ensures reliable and valid reviews through the selection and training of the editorial board members as well as on-going support for the review process. The MERLOT Community offers additional services to both instructors and students that help improve the learning process.

DeWine honored for commitment to the arts

President Sue DeWine received the Hanover College Award for Excellence in the Arts at the College’s annual event to celebrate student artistic achievement, The President Honors the Arts. The performance took place Saturday, April 11 at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

Nominated by the College’s music department, DeWine earned the honor for her support of departmental performances, her investment in the choral and instrumental programs, her expansion of music ensembles and her advocacy for all of Hanover’s arts programs.

Past recipients of the award include Nathan Montoya and Anne Vestuto, owners of the Village Lights bookstore in Madison, Ind.; Lou Knoble, who taught art and art education in Madison for more than 30years; piano technician Amos Plaster; and Paul Owen, who was the resident scenic designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville for 35 years.