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Holcomb '90 to run for Indiana governor

Eric Holcomb ’90 has been selected by the Indiana Republican state central committee to be the party’s candidate for governor in the November election.

Holcomb has served as Indiana’s lieutenant governor since March when he was chosen to replace Sue Ellspermann, who resigned from the office.

He previously served as campaign manager and deputy chief of staff for former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. In 2011, he was named Indiana Republican Party chairman and a member of the Republican National Committee. He later worked as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

While at Hanover, Holcomb majored in U.S. history with a focus on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. He also served two terms as president of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity.

Following graduation from Hanover, he was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., and Lisbon, Portugal, during a six-year stint as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.

Should Holcomb win the gubernatorial election, he would become the fourth Hanover graduate to serve as Indiana governor.

Mike Pence, a member of Hanover’s class of 1981, served as the state’s 50th governor from 2013-2016 before being named to the current Republican ticket as vice presidential candidate.

Thomas Hendricks, an 1841 graduate, was Indiana’s 16th governor from 1873-1877. He later became U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland and died of illness after serving more than eight months in office.

Albert Porter, a member of Hanover’s class of 1842, served as Indiana's 19th governor from 1881-1885.

Indiana's private college week is July 18-22

Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit colleges and universities will welcome students, parents and others from July 18-22 to learn about the college selection process and experience the personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions and conversations with current students and staff. All activities are free.

Hanover will be offering daily tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. No registration is required.

The Princeton Review cites campus visits as the “most important part of your research” when determining which institution to attend. Students are better prepared to decide what university is right for them after they know how the campus feels and how they fit into the picture.

“By visiting a campus, students and families discover Indiana private colleges are within reach, financially and otherwise,” said Richard Ludwick, president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. “ICI colleges and universities give millions of scholarship dollars to students all four years, making top-flight higher education a dream come true for tens of thousands. We want this week to be a gateway to discovering that dream realized.”

Mike Pence '81 joins Republican ticket as vice-presidential candidate
Mike Pence '81 delivers commencement address

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been selected as running mate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The announcement was made by Trump’s campaign Friday, July 15, and comes prior to the start of the Republican National Convention, July 18, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pence, a 1981 Hanover graduate, is completing his first term as Indiana governor. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 2nd district from 2001-2003 and represented Indiana’s 6th district from 2003-2012. He won Indiana’s 2012 gubernatorial election and took office as the state’s 50th governor, Jan. 14, 2013.

“Mike has a deep passion for public service and has long-sought to make a positive difference in the lives of Indiana residents,” states Hanover President Lake Lambert. “Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, or whether at the local, state or national level, Hanover is proud when the call to public service is accepted by alumni like Mike. Personally, I wish him and his family well in what will be, undoubtedly, an exhausting election campaign.”

Pence, who is the third Hanover graduate to serve as Indiana’s governor, was presented with the College’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. He returned to campus in 2008 to receive an honorary doctorate of laws and deliver the commencement address.

A history major and Dean’s List student while at Hanover, Pence served terms as president of United Campus Ministries Board, Vespers and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity. He was a member of Hanover Christian Fellowship and The Triangle staff (student newspaper). He also delivered the senior class address during his graduation.

Should the Republican candidates be victorious in November’s presidential election, Pence would become the second Hanover graduate to serve as U.S. vice president.

Thomas Hendricks, a member of the Hanover class of 1841, was Indiana’s 16th governor. He became U.S. vice president under Grover Cleveland after the duo won the 1884 presidential election and, later, died of illness after serving more than eight months in office.

William English, an 1843 Hanover graduate, was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1880. English, who ran with presidential hopeful Winfield Scott Hancock, lost a close election to the Republicans James Garfield-Chester Arthur ticket.

Albert Porter, a member of Hanover’s class of 1842, served from 1881-1885 as Indiana’s 19th governor.

Eric Holcomb, a 1990 Hanover graduate, currently serves as Indiana’s lieutenant governor. He was nominated by Pence in March to complete the term of outgoing official Sue Ellspermann.

Contact Rhonda Burch at (812) 866-7014 or burch@hanover.edu.

Science, comedy headline Hanover Enrichment Series

Bill Nye the Science Guy, internationally acclaimed physicist Michio Kaku and comedian Sal Vulcano headline the Hanover Enrichment Series’ 2016-17 season. The series, presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah with additional support from German American Bank, will also include an array of performances by Hanover’s theatre department and chorale and music ensembles, as well as diverse art exhibitions.

Vulcano, perhaps best-known for his work on truTV’s hidden-camera prank show, “Impractical Jokers,” will perform his stand-up routine Friday, Oct. 28, in Collier Arena. He will be joined by national-touring comedians Dan Soder and Chris DiStefano.

Nye, world-renowned scientist, author and media personality, will appear Friday, Nov. 18, in Collier Arena. Nye, on a national tour to speak about climate change, science, and space exploration, returns to campus after a standing-room-only appearance in 2009.

Kaku, one of the world’s most prominent figures in science, will speak Friday, March 10, in Collier Arena. He is a global authority on Einstein’s unified field theory and the prediction of trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on scientific research.

General admission tickets to see Vulcano, Nye or Kaku cost $10 each. Tickets for students and children high-school age and younger are free. Admission is free for those with a Hanover ID card. All tickets must be reserved at hanover.edu/arts.

The Hanover College Theatre Department will present three main-stage works during the coming academic year. All productions will be presented, free of charge, on campus at the 100-seat venue, The Other Place.

Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” will be staged Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be presented Nov. 17-20. Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” will be performed Feb. 9-12.
In addition to the three full-length plays, the College’s annual offering of student-created 10-minute plays will take the stage March 23-26.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. except for the Friday, Nov. 18, offering of “As You Like It.” That evening’s play will start at 10 p.m. to accommodate patrons who also wish to attend Nye’s presentation.

Hanover’s instrumental ensembles, under the direction of David Mruzek, will offer five public concerts.

The College’s Orchestra and Jazz Band’s fall concert will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, with a 7:30 p.m. performance in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

The Concert Band will make its first appearance of the season Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.

To promote the holiday spirit, Dinnertime Christmas Carols will be performed Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m., in the J. Graham Brown Campus Center.

Hanover’s Orchestra and Jazz Band will present a spring concert Wednesday, April 5. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Concert Band will perform Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.

Hanover’s chorale ensembles, under the direction of Madlen Batchvarova, will offer campus three performances during the year.

The Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers’ fall concert will be Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Hanover College Choir, along with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus and the Louisville Festival Orchestra, will present Handel’s "Messiah," Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the recital hall.

The Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ spring concert is slated for Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Griener Art Gallery, located in Lynn Center for Fine Arts, will host exhibitions by professional artists, as well as works by Hanover students and alumni.

The current works of Jonpaul Smith will be on display Sept. 9-Oct. 1. Smith, a 2002 Hanover graduate, also studied at the University of Cincinnati. More on Smith at jonpaulcsmith.com.

“Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto” will be presented Oct. 7–Nov. 11. The exhibit features fiber art in unique way, connecting the material to the human experience.

Koichi Yamamoto will present an artist talk and workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12. Yamamoto, who has exhibited internationally, combines traditional and contemporary techniques in printmaking. More at yamamotoprintmaking.com.

Andrew Cozzens blends natural and synthetic processes to create his works, which display Jan. 16–Feb. 10. More at andrewcozzens.com.

The efforts of Hanover’s senior studio art students will be shown March 24–April 14.
“Creating Reality,” showcasing the works of Julie Baldyga and Dorothy Hawkins, will run May 1-26. Baldyga, who works primarily in oil pastel and soft sculpture, creates unique scenes of heaven. Hawkins uses photography to depict an elaborate world with dolls in narrative scenes.

The President Honors the Arts will be held Thursday, April 13. The annual event, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall, features performances and works from College’s top students in music, theater, creative writing, art and art history.

Admission to Hanover’s chorale and instrumental performances, as well as President Honors the Arts, is free for all ages.

Hanover Enrichment Series

Presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah with support from German American Bank
EventDate/TimeVenue
Art Exhibit: Jonpaul SmithSept. 9-Oct. 1Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: “Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto”Oct. 7–Nov. 11Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Sal Vulcano & Friends - comediansFriday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers Fall ConcertSunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Koichi Yamamoto Art WorkshopSaturday, Nov. 12Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Orchestra and Jazz Band Fall ConcertWednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Concert Band Fall ConcertThursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”Nov. 17, 19-20, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 10 p.m.The Other Place
Bill Nye the Science GuyFriday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Hanover College Instrumental Ensemble Dinnertime Christmas CarolsWednesday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.J. Graham Brown Campus Center
Handel’s "Messiah" - Hanover College Choir, Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus & Louisville Festival OrchestraSunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: Andrew CozzensJan. 16–Feb. 10Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana”Feb. 9-12, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Michio Kaku – world-renowned physicistFriday, March 10, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Theatre Department: Ten-Minute PlaysMarch 23-26, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Senior Art ExhibitionMarch 24–April 14Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers Spring ConcertSaturday, April 1, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Orchestra and Jazz Band Spring ConcertWednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Concert BandThursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
President Honors the ArtsThursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: “Creating Reality: The works of Julie Baldyga and Dorothy Hawkins”May 1-26Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Lee named Hanover’s vice president for student life

Dewain L. Lee, Ph.D. has joined the Hanover College staff as vice president for student life and dean of students. She began her duties July 11.

Lee comes to Hanover after serving the past six years as associate vice chancellor for student development/student affairs, dean of students and Title IX coordinator at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

“We are excited to welcome such an experienced and talented leader for our team of student life professionals,” said Lambert. “Dr. Lee shares our commitment to holistic student development and will build great relationships with our students.”

During her time at Alaska Anchorage, she created the Emerging Leaders Program, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and the university’s Title IX administrative program. She also coordinated the university’s crisis management team, served as co-chair of the International Intercultural Task Force and coordinated the University Care Team, which provides behavioral intervention and prevention, as well as crisis care for students, faculty and staff.

Prior to Lee’s work at Alaska Anchorage, she was on the staff at Dillard University (La.) from 1998 to 2010. While at Dillard, she served as dean of students (2008-2010), associate dean for the Center for Career and Professional Development (2004-2008), assistant director of career services (1999-2000) and career counselor (1998-1999).

Lee holds memberships in more than 15 professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, National Association for Campus Activities, Association of Title IX Administrators, Association for Student Judicial Affairs, American Association of University Women and National Association of Colleges and Employers.

In addition, she is a member of more than 10 boards and committees, including the United Negro College Fund, Standing Together Against Rape, Youth Leadership Council, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Council and Louisiana Association of Women in Higher Education. She is a national board member of National Conference on Race and Ethnicity and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Lee received a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of New Orleans in 1991. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Xavier University (La.) in 1996 and a doctoral degree in organization and management from Capella University (Minn.) in 2007.

Dean’s List honors for Winter/Spring 2016

The following students attained Dean’s List honors for Winter/Spring 2016.

Class of 2016

Anne-Spicer Adams
Yuding Ai
Rachel Alvis
Mais Alwan
Evan Anders
Lindsay Beasley
Caleb Beidelman
Nicole Bell
Jessica Below
Madelaine Berry
Laura Blodgett
Libby Bower
Cat Brassell
Nick Brunner
Lyndsea Burke
Brianna Cherry
Sara Clute
Megan Collins
Meagan Davenport
Caroline Dearborn
Kaleigh DeBeck
Liz Dessauer
Kasie Doherty
John Dunn
Rachel Effinger
Tori Ehman
Emily Engelking
Joe Feldmann
Emily Fellows
Alli Ford
Hanna Foster
Meghan Fox
Shawn Franklin
Gara Gaines
Erica Gansbauer
Emily Gross
Ryan Hackbarth
Alec Hamaker
Alison Hanlein
Hannah Hart
Rachel Hasewinkel
Cody Hatfield
Will Hawkins
Maggie Huffer
Mariah Hutchinson
Megan Insley
Nick Jaeger
Kendra Johnson
Samantha Johnson
Taylor Johnson
Andy Kain
Kay Kemp
Caitlyn Kennedy
Stacey Krumpelman
Ben Kugler
Leah Lahue
Monica Lamirand
Katie Laughlin
Dakota Lawson
Khanh Le
Madison Lee
Nikki Lewis
Shaina Lin
Alli Lindenschmidt
Sarah Line
Alex Looney
Gloria McCarty-Flores
Chelsea McCurdy
Kaitlin McDonald
Paige McGuirk
Megan Meyer
Savannah Mitchell
Emalee Moore
Roxi Morris
Jenna Newton
Ali Nicholson
Courtney Odle
Dani Olson
Hannah Palmer
Allison Poston
Jessica Poston
Meagan Redmon
Gage Richardson
Wes Rittman
Hannah Rockenbaugh
Janna Saucerman
Sarah Schmidt
Jack Schoening
Cassandra Schueler
Katie Sharits
Hilary Sheets
Erika Shepherd
Danielle Shipley
Cassie Simone
Rachel Smith
Charles Snodgrass
Jaron Stiers
Lauren Streiff
Hannah Taylor
Kallen Terry
Kiley Thomas
Shelby Thomas
Travis Thompson
Anni Titchenal
Matt Todd
Fredrick Tyler
Lindsay Upchurch
Chen Wang
Mike Wathen
Hannah Wehmeyer
Kaitlin Welch
Teresa Wiczynski
Hayley Wigman
Shelby Williamson
Tori Wilson
Justin Winkler
Amanda Wood

Class of 2017

Shelby Adams
Diana Alonso
Sima Altal
Rachel Anderson
Adam Anthony
Ariana Beach
Carly Bentz
Huestina Bista
Slaton Blickman
Madeline Bogan
Marguerite Boone
Henry Boots
Mattie Borders
Kinsey Brown
Hannah Buit
Miriam Cahill
Abigail Carrington
Cameron Childers
Abby Clear
Michaela Corbin
Anna Cornacchione
Ileana Correa
Jana Dajani
Bekah Dickmander
Rebecca Duke
Ashley Eden
Valdemar Bjoern Engel
John Fawbush
Brittany Ferrell
Enrico Franchini
Maili Mia Gasakure
Sarah Gawronska
Kelly Gehlbach
Jace Gentil
Brooke Glahn
Ben Hamilton
Celeste Harris
Shelby Hart
Mackenzie Harvey
Kylie Hawks
Olivia Hewitt
Jimmy Hogan
Sydney Hornsby
Savannah Hubbard
Samantha Isaacs
Micayla Jones
Ben Katchur
Jessie Lamb
Kirby Lantz
Paige Lennartz
Taylor Lile
Kim Litchfield
Ashton Lunsford
Courtney Markland
Ryan Martin
Samantha McCain
Molly McCurdy
Mal McElroy
Teddi McLain
Tessa McShane
Celia Menke
Emily Miller
Evan Miller
Isabella Miller
Molly Miller
Callie Monce
Kyle Mundon
Caitlin Norman
Deborah Odihi
Eric O’Risky
Marian Orozco
Lensi Parham
Michael Pauly
Emily Perry
Marie-Ann Prah
Danielle Rehor
Miranda Reinhart
Alyssa Retske
Gabby Ritchey
Olivia Robinett
Sierra Rogers
Naoki Sawahashi
Katie Schmidt
Max Schroeder
Tucker Schultz
Kori Siebert
Jack Simon
Hannah Slover
Haley Spalding
Destini Spicer
Mackenzie Spicer
Nora Stacy
Trent Taylor
Allison Terpening
Gabbi Thatcher
Kate Tierney
Cami Trachtman
Hoang Van
Vivian Waddle
Elizabeth Wagner
Kelsey Watterson
Ana Zapata

Class of 2018

Daliah Altal
Karen Annese Granger
Zach Barnes
Gianna Bennett
Kelsey Brandvik
Will Bridgeman
Taylor Browning
Caroline Brunner
Dean Collier
Thomas Doering
Madeline Elkin
Emily Ertel
Joselyn Evans-Bautista
Leah Faber
Bridgette Farmer
Alana Feeley
Mallory Fogus
Josh Ford
Bailey Garey
Chyan Gilaspy
Jennifer Gilly
Tommaso Girelli
Jade Gooch
Madison Grimes
Mikhaila Hamilton
Sakib Haque
Scarlett Hartlage
Katie Hedge
Matt Hedges
Lex Helms
Alma Herovic
Bennett Hood
Ben Horsman
Cara Hoskins
Ally Howard
Anna Kemple
Joe Korjenek
Katie Lents
Taylor Lineberry
Brett Lowen
Ryan Magruder
Wesley McKinney
Kyle McKinzie
Caroline Miller
Darien Miller
Tara Nastoff
Elizabeth Nellis
Asumi Oba
Carlo Paini
Cameron Phillips
Alexander Proctor
Joe Rector
Mickey Reeves
Matteo Rigoni
Emily Riley
Jake Rugen
Jessica Schonegg
Douglas Seals
MaCayla Smallwood
Peyton Spaugh
Parker Stayton
Sadie Strakowski
Immanuel Umoren
Keaton Veldkamp
Daria Volker
Alisha West
Bryn Wigney
Natalie Williamson
Katie Workman
Jose Zapata
Stephanie Ziebell

Class of 2019

Holly Alter
Macy Barwick
Leah Bontreger
Lauren Bridgewater
Bridgette Buchanan
Bric Butler
Allison Campbell
Jennifer Collier
Kenzie Corbin
Maria Cornacchione
Jordan Craven
Abby Daley
Claire Dennis
Dominique Depriest
Geneva Dischinger-Smedes
Elizabeth Donaway
Michael Dumaine
Joshua Edwards
Leah Ellis
Cassidy Evanson
Dorothy Forster
Haley Foster
Zach Gabbert
Jonathan Gerth
Hunter Guthrie
Jordan Hartman
Shannon Hawkins
Jacob Hedrick
Oliver Hollaert
Kenny Jarnagin
Madison Johns
Bree Johnson
Emma Jones
Kelsey Kemp
Ella Knight
Katie Koopman
Tyler Kordesich
Aaron Lux
Margo Main
Karlie Miller
Lucas Miller
Isabelle Mitchell
Hannah Mundt
Connor Murphy
Jacob Odulio
Oforitsete Ogor
Cori Oney
Lauryn Payne
Roby Pile
Reese Puckett
Olivia Ramsey
Andrew Rice
Jessica Rieskamp
Dalisha Rivera-Rodriguez
Carlie Roark
Mary Romine
Joe Sheryak
Allison Smith
Samuel Stryker
Amanda Stump
Erin Trimpe
Will Werner-Wilson
Theresa Wrynn
Jake Zurschmiede

Craft beer homebrewers event set for August 6-7

Hanover College will host Brewing Experience & Education Retreat (BEER), August 6-7. This two-day event is designed for beginning homebrewers and features instruction provided by Craig Philip and Tim Cunningham, experienced producers of craft beer and Hanover chemistry professors.

The two-day, overnight experience costs $275 per brewer. The price includes on-campus accommodations, direct instruction during the brewing process, take-home equipment, meals and a tasting event featuring local breweries. Participants will be able to produce, and take home, their creation of a Dry Irish Stout, India Pale Ale or American Brown Ale.

Brewing Experience & Education Retreat (BEER) is available only to those ages 21 and older.

If desired, campus housing is available Friday, August 5, for just $25.

For more information or to register online, visit www.hanover.edu/beer.

Contact Craig Philipp at philipp@hanover.edu or Tim Cunningham at cunningham@hanover.edu.

Engineering programs coming Fall 2017

Nearly 25 percent of all high school graduates are interested in studying for a career in science, technology, engineering or math. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Hanover College will offer majors in engineering and engineering science for incoming students.

Hanover’s engineering programs will be grounded in the ideas, skills and experience of engineering while remaining within the College’s liberal arts environment and tradition. The curriculum will require a liberal arts foundation and include a standard load of general education courses, as well as tracks in general, mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, computer and geological engineering.

“We want to offer an alternative for the student who wants to study engineering AND a breadth of subjects, learn a language and even study abroad,” said Hanover President Lake Lambert.

Careers in science and engineering are expected to grow at twice the rate of the overall U.S. labor force through 2018. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics estimate the field of engineering could grow by as much as 10 percent in the next 10 years.

In addition to interest from prospective students and faculty members, Hanover’s engineering programs are also the result of strong community partnerships with local manufacturers which provide internships, including Grote Industries, Inc., Arvin Sango, Inc., and Vehicle Service Group, LLC.

“We are looking forward to the pipeline of fresh, new talent coming from Hanover and doing what we can to support the new program,” adds Dominic Grote, president and chief executive officer of Grote Industries in nearby Madison, Ind.

Hanover's faculty approved the engineering programs in May. The curriculum, featuring an array of new courses, will be developed in the coming year.

183rd commencement features Hanover's largest class

The largest class in Hanover College history received diplomas during the College's 183rd commencement ceremony. The event, featuring the 285 members of the Class of 2016, was held Saturday, May 28, in Collier Arena.

Hanover College graduation photo gallery

President Lake Lambert, completing his first academic year as Hanover's president, delivered the commencement address to a standing-room-only crowd. Hannah Taylor, a communication major from Brownsburg, Ind., presented the senior address.

In his remarks, Lambert said, "We can describe the college experience as filling a tool box with different skills and knowledge that can be deployed later, but we can also describe the college experience as an extended courtship where you had the opportunity to date a little bit as you completed the ladders until you started going steady with a particular subject--a subject that you grew to love as you grew in your understanding of it."

Lambert continued, "The items in your toolbox have value, but a hammer can knock down as easily--or even more easily--than it can build. The love you have for your knowledge may not be easily converted to an income, but it will, like love in all relationships, help to keep you faithful. It will keep you faithfully fascinated by your subject and all subjects; it will keep you faithful to the continuing mysteries it presents; and it will keep you faithful to its sacredness and the sacredness of all of life because life is a miracle."

Taylor stated in her speech, "As college students we often wonder if we are taking the right path, if all our hard work will actually be worth it one day. But I promise you that as long as you are relentlessly pursuing your passions you are exactly where you need to be."

Taylor added, "Seek out every opportunity that comes before you. One day you will wake up and realize that you are exactly where you wanted to be and it was your experiences in this place that got you there."

Eight retiring members of the faculty were honored during the ceremony. Luis Aguilar-Monsalve (Spanish), Kathy Barbour (English), Steve Boone (chemistry), David Cassel (theological studies), Stephanie Funk (sociology), Paul Hildebrand (theatre), C. Kimm Hollis (music) and Brigitte Randall (German) combined for more than 175 years of service to the College.

Four members of Hanover's Class of 1966 marked the 50th anniversary of their graduation by leading the processional.

The 183rd-annual event began with Hanover's traditional baccalaureate service in Collier Arena.

Both baccalaureate and commencement featured musical and vocal selections by The Hanover College Choir and the Hanover College Instrumental Ensemble. The choir is under the direction of Madlen Batchvarova, while the orchestra is led by David Mruzek.

Hanover to join Indiana Campus Compact

INDIANAPOLIS – J.R. Jamison, Executive Director of Indiana Campus Compact, announced today that the Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors has unanimously approved Hanover College’s partnership in the Compact effective July 1, 2016.

Jamison said, “We are delighted that Hanover College is joining the Compact this summer and look forward to having their voice represented at the table. Hanover has a strong tradition of service and experiential learning opportunities, and I know they will be outstanding contributors to our partnership among Hoosier institutions of higher education as we continue to prepare college students to advance the public good in — and with — communities.”

Hanover College was founded in 1827 and is located on 620 acres just outside of historic Madison, Indiana. With just over 1100 students, 32 majors offered in the liberal arts, and 11:1 ratio of students to faculty, the atmosphere is one of deep thought and dedication to service. Their website says, “Our students start companies, create social movements, and examine wildlife in the wild – and that’s just while they’re here.”

“Hanover is honored to be a part of Indiana Campus Compact,” said President Lake Lambert. “This partnership integrates community service with academic instruction so that each strengthens the other. It also prepares our students for a life that includes service to others.”

Indiana Campus Compact invests in its partner campuses through training, grants, and the professional network it provides for college and university faculty, staff, and students. Through that support, Indiana campuses partner with community agencies to make a difference for tens of thousands of community members each year. Because of their investment in the organization, Hanover College will extend its reach into the community and deepen students’ ability to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in southern Indiana and beyond.

About Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) is a partnership of Indiana’s public, private, and community college higher education institutions focused on advocating, implementing, and improving service engagement so that students graduate as well-informed, engaged, and productive members of society who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities. Indiana Campus Compact is an affiliate of National Campus Compact, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Release courtesy of Indiana Campus Compact