Braydan Luce as a child at Hanover College

You could say that Hanover is in Braydan Luce’s blood. And considering his parents, Heather and Patrick, and his brother, Logan, are all graduates, you’d be pretty spot on. Luce grew up visiting Hanover's campus for events, like football games, so when it came time to look at colleges, choosing Hanover was an easy decision.

"Hanover has always had a special place in not just my heart, but the entire Luce family’s heart … it didn’t feel like I was moving far from home, rather I was moving to my second home."

A native of Avon, Ind., Luce has always had a love of the sciences and sports. He brought those passions to Hanover, playing football for one season and pitching for the baseball team, and continues rooting for any and all Indianapolis sports teams.

Luce was a biology major and a member of the Business Scholars Program and the Health Sciences Program. He rounded out his Hanover experience as a student ambassador, resident assistant, scholarship chair for his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), and the vice president of scholarship for the Inter-Fraternity Council.

In his time at Hanover, Luce worked hard through his organizations to maintain Hanover’s welcoming sense of community. He also created strategies to help his fellow FIJI brothers and other Greek men to raise their grade-point averages. He was named to the Dean’s List almost every semester, which has given a sense of pride for himself and his family.

Braydan Luce graduating from Hanover College
“These achievements always gave me a GPA to strive and work hard for and made me feel like the investment that my parents were making in my education were paying off in a positive manner.”

Through the Business Scholars Program, Luce interned with Indianapolis Power and Light. He assisted the community relations and media relations department through social media, sponsorship, and event management. His favorite part was being able to attend the events he helped plan, see everything come together, and connect with the guests.

Excitedly, Luce will seek his jurisprudence degree at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He hopes to practice health or intellectual property law in the Indianapolis area.

“However, outside of just working and continuing my education, I believe that I am more excited to continue to stay in touch and grow in current relationships with my fellow Hanover graduates.”

Braydan Luce ’19 graduated from Hanover this May, following in the footsteps of his parents, Patrick Luce ’88 and Heather Colborn Luce ’87, and his brother, Logan Luce ’15.


Text and graduation photo by Ashley Kress, Office of Communications and Marketing

Childhood photo of Braydan courtesy of Patrick Luce