Treva Shelton and Chris Wilcox retired at the end of December after more than 65 years of combined service to the College.

Shelton (below at left) was a member of Hanover’s staff for more than 40 years. Through the past 30 years, she served as executive assistant to presidents Russell Nichols (1988-2007), Sue DeWine (2007-15) and Lake Lambert (2015-17).

Treva Shelton and Chris Wilcox

She joined the campus community in 1977 as a part-time secretary for the public relations office and, just one month later, became full-time assistant for alumni relations. In 1980, she became the secretary for Stanley Caine, then vice president of academic affairs, and also served on an as-needed basis for former president John Horner. She permanently moved to the president’s office in 1988.

Wilcox retired from the faculty secretary post she held for the past 26 years. She started at Hanover in 1991 and has assisted the College’s students and employees in a variety of ways.

In addition to her daily duties, Wilcox was involved with each senior class, distributing and collecting caps and gowns annually for both the opening convocation and graduation. She also led daytime and evening fitness classes for all members of the College community, including step, ball, Zumba and aerobics.

As a two-time cancer survivor, she also served as a respected and inspirational campus voice for cancer awareness.