Alumni Association

Mission Statement for the Board of Directors
"The Hanover College Alumni Association Board of Directors cultivates loyal relationships between alumni and the College by developing, promoting, and facilitating alumni-supported programs that enhance the stature and traditions of Hanover College. This is in support of the College's desire to have alumni give of their skills and resources to Hanover College."

2015-16 Alumni Association Group Photo

Alumni Association group photo

John Pollom

Outgoing Past President, John Pollom is a 2003 graduate, earning his Bachelor in Political Science and History and later in 2006 attended William and Mary, where he received his JD. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. While a student at Hanover, he was a Peer Advisor, on Student Senate, Mortar Board, IFC, SABC and Order of Omega. Also as a student, John served as a Senior Committee Member, Career Center Alumni Panelist, received the Alumni Senior Award and was senior speaker. John resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Sarabeth (Ratliff) ’05 and sons Will and Charlie, where he is an attorney for Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

Phil MullinsPast President, Phil Mullins earned his degree in Political Science in 1972 and studied at the United Nations during his junior year spring term. He received his MA in Political Science and Ph.D. ABD in Social Science Education from Ball State University. While at Hanover, Phil participated in varsity basketball and track, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. As an alumnus, he has served as a guest lecturer in the Business Scholars Program, Chairman of the Alumni Board’s Career Committee, as co-host of the Chicagoland and Madison/Hanover Pub Nights and co-chairman of his class reunions. Phil is President of Windward International, a travel management firm and a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). Phil and his company managed the April 2015 Shakespeare in England (SIE) alumni travel event, visiting London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Liverpool, hosted by Dr. Jon Smith. He is involved with several travel industry organizations, including the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, Incentive Research Foundation, Convention Industry Council and the Professional Convention Management Association. He is also the President of Madison Milton Ferry, providing emergency ferry service on the Ohio River during the 2012-2014 Madison-Milton bridge replacement project. Phil completed the Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) at Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs and was a Democratic candidate for Mayor of Madison in 2015. Mullins was elected as a Clinton National Delegate representing Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Dawn Doup

President, Dawn Doup is a 1998 graduate earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2002 and her Doctorate of Psychology in 2009. While at Hanover, Dawn was involved with the Chi Omega Sorority, Psychology Club, Rho Chi, Kennings, and Revonah. She was an Ambassador, on Student Programming Board, and was active with Intramural Sports. As an alumnus, Dawn is the Vice President of Upsilon Lambda Chi Omega House Corporation, volunteers with Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, and is the supplies coordinator for and member of the Columbus Running Club. Dawn recently opened Foundations Dyslexia & Learning Center of Columbus and Doup Psychology Group in Columbus, IN. She also works part-time at Christopher & Associates Evaluation & Counseling Center in Seymour, IN. Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Family Relations Mediator and resides in Columbus, IN.

2013-2016 Term & Class Representatives

Jason Crawford

Jason Crawford is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Communications, minor in Spanish and was a member of Business Scholars Program. Jason was the John Finley Crowe recipient for the 2011 class. While at Hanover, Jason was a member of the baseball team, Lambda Chi Alpha, Senior Committee and served as the Event Staff coordinator for all home athletic events. One of his favorite memories of Hanover is the annual Wiffle Ball tournament hosted by Lambda Chi each spring term. Currently, Jason is a Senior Customer Account Manager for Frito Lay and resides in Chicago, IL.

Don Kobak

Don Kobak is a 1989 graduate with a degree in Business. While at Hanover, Don was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. His favorite memories of Hanover College were during spring term and included sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, trips to Clifty falls, and movies at Parker Auditorium. As an alumnus, Don is active with Our Lady of Lourdes, Meals on Wheels and the Special Olympics. Currently, Don is the Contract Claim Manager for Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. He resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife Suzanne and their two children, Andy (HC Class of 2015) and Brian.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a 1998 graduate with a degree in Business Administration. While at Hanover College he played football and was a member of Phi Delta Theta, where he served as Social Chair. As an alumnus, Chris received his MBA in 2006 and is the Senior Vice President of Manufacturers Capital, LLC, where he spearheads operations and business development. His company provides equipment financing to the manufacturing industry. Chris is a member of ELFA, NEFA, NAELB, is a graduate of Leadership Johnson County and serves on the Board of Trustees and Development Committee. He also serves on his Homeowners Association Board, and is a member of The Legends of Indiana Golf Club. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing golf, physical fitness, travel and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Franklin, IN with his wife Kelly and their three children Braden, Olivia, and Kyler.

2014-2017 Term & Class Representatives

Darin Edwards

In Memoriam:
Darin Edwards
was a 1990 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration along with a Minor in History. While at Hanover, Darin was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. As an alumnus, Darin was involved with Habitat for Humanity and served on the Volunteer Committee with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. He was on the advisory board for Pathway and also served as President for Pathway to Recovery, Inc. Currently, Darin was the Development Fund/ Underwriting and Closing Manager for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Darin lived in Indianapolis, IN where he also had 20 years experience in Non-Profit and For-Profit economic, residential and comprehensive community development.

Ted Merhoff

Ted Merhoff is a 1992 graduate earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He went on to The Ohio State University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration in 1994. While at Hanover, Ted was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Ted is the President of HCCA Health Connections, a Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY; and Manila, Philippines-based clinical process outsourcing firm serving health plans, providers, and health care services companies across the United States. He resides in Anchorage, KY with his wife Karen and children George and Lily.

Brent Minton

Brent Minton is a 1994 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. He went on to Indiana University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Education in 2002. While at Hanover, Brent was a student trainer, a member of the football team and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Brent was also involved with the Interfraternal Council and was an Intramural Director. As an alumnus, Brent is involved with the Indiana Association of School Principals (District 12 Principal), where he served as President for two years and was named District 12 Elementary Principal of the Year. Brent has served on the Awareness Washing County Board and Alumni Board Member for Awareness Washington County. He serves as the Admin Board President of the Canton United Methodist Church. Currently, Brent is the Principal at Bradie Shrum Elementary School and resides in Salem with his wife, Heather, and their three children Aiden, Lydia, and Katherine. Brent’s favorite memories during his time at Hanover are of Spring Term, Phi Delta Theta, playing football and intramural basketball. All of these things centered on friendships with peers, faculty and alumni.

David Northam

David Northam is a 1971 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. David furthered his education at the Indiana University School of Law. As an alumnus, David was involved in the United Fund of Rush County where he served as the President. He also served as President for the Rush County Chamber of Commerce and was President on the Board of Directors for the Main Street Christian Church. He is involved with the Indiana Judges Association and serves as the Rush Circuit Court Judge. David and his wife, Janice, reside in Rushville, IN and are the parents of three children Katherine, Elizabeth, and Joseph and are having great fun with our five grandchildren Hudson, Finn, Emma, Maggie and Annie.

Mary Burch Ratliff

Mary Burch Ratliff is a 1978 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. During her time at Hanover, Mary Burch was a member of the ADPI Sorority, a cheerleader, a member of the Gamma Sigma Pi and was part of the modern dance group. She was also a member of the tennis team, chairman of the Rush Council, Corridor Chairman and a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society. Mary Burch has very fond memories of her time at Hanover. She recalls driving the cheerleaders to away football games, sleeping in the rack room, and enjoying sledding on the Point when classes were cancelled during the blizzard of `78. A few other memories include the weekly corridor meetings, spring term in Stratford, England and hanging out at the Lambda house. As an alumnus, Mary Burch volunteers at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic and also serves on their board. She is currently serving on Session at the First Presbyterian Church and serving as chairman of their Christian Education committee. Currently, Mary Burch is a homemaker and resides in Bloomington, IN with her husband, Wes `76. They are the parents of three children, Sarabeth Ratliff Pollom `05, Amy Ratliff Kessens and Michael Ratliff.

Ron Starks

Ron Starks is a 1983 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Ron furthered his education at the University of Notre Dame where he received a Certificate of Management. During his time at Hanover, Ron was involved with Sigma Chi Fraternity and was an officer. He was also was a member of the Fraternity Council, Choir, and Theatre and played one year of basketball. As an alumnus, Ron enjoys scuba diving, snorkeling, skydiving and running marathons and competing in triathlons. He is also very active in working with Hospice At Home, Team Fox Parkinson, and the Boys & Girls Club. Some of Ron’s favorite memories were of rooming with Woody Harrelson, the choir trip to Romania, a spring trip to Hawaii, having pancakes on Sundays with Mr. and Mrs. Horner, and late nights at the Cabin. Ron is the father of two children and lives in Michigan where he is the owner of Sandler Training of Southwest Michigan and South Bend, Indiana.

2015-2018 Term & Class Representatives

Emily Hankley Berger

Emily Hankley Berger is a 2004 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University in 2009. During Emily’s time at Hanover, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, the Student Senate and Panhellenic Council. Emily worked on the Triangle Student Newspaper and in the Career Center. She was also a Peer Advisor and a reading tutor at Southwestern Elementary School. Emily’s favorite memory was going on Hanover’s medical mission trip to Jamaica as part of a program with Timmy Global Health. “It was an eye-opening and life changing experience for me.” As an alumna, Emily is involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a volunteer at Friends of Holliday Park. Currently, Emily is the Director of Administration & Foundation Services with the Indiana Health Care Association. She lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Andrew `04 and their two children Clara and William.

Elisabeth McCandless Edwards

Elisabeth McCandless Edwards is a 1998 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Elisabeth furthered her education at the IU McKinney School of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 2002. While attending Hanover College, she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity where she served as Song Chair, PR Chair and Rush Chair. Elisabeth was also a Peer Advisor, served on the Judicial Board, Student Senate, History Club and Student Programming Board. She was also a Copy Editor for The Triangle and worked in the Admission’s Office and the Office of Development. As an alumna, Elisabeth is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation where she serves on the Family Law Executive Committee and the Bench Bar Committee and Dinner Committee. She is also the Vice President for the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Hendricks County Bar Association. Elisabeth serves on the Board of Directors for the Avon Junior Athletic Association and is also a member and Counsel to the Board for the Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Chi Omega (Hanover College) Housing Corporation. Currently, Elisabeth is a co-owner, Attorney and Mediator at the law office of Wanzer Edwards, PC, and She resides in Avon, IN with her husband, Troy `97 and son, Fox.

John Maudlin

John Maudlin is a 1961 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. John furthered his education and attended Indiana State University where he earned a Master’s in Business in 1964. While at Hanover, John was active in football and baseball. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta and senior class Treasurer. As an alumnus, John is currently involved with the Southland Community Church and just finished working with the Super Bowl Committee. Currently, John is a retired Executive Vice President of Midwest Fire & Safety Equipment and resides in Greenwood, IN with his wife Della (Parks) `61. Together, they enjoy traveling and have visited 67 countries and all 7 continents at least once and some several times. He is the father of twin sons Brian & Brent and a daughter, Amy.

Jasmine O’Conner

Jasmine O’Conner is a 2012 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. While at Hanover, Jasmine was a member of the Diversity Task Force, Kaleidoscope, C.A.B, Best Buddies and the Big Brother and Big Sister Program. According to Jasmine, she considers Hanover to be her second home. Her favorite memories are the beautiful campus, the friendships that she formed and the opportunities that were, and still are, available. Currently, Jasmine is the Shows & Events Specialist with Cummins, Inc., and resides in Columbus, IN with her partner, Sarah Stotts.

Michael Schiering

Michael Schiering is a 1979 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Mike furthered his education and received his Masters of Education from Xavier University. During his time at Hanover, Mike was a member of Phi Delta Theta, the football and baseball teams. Mike’s favorite memories of his time at Hanover was receiving a great education, making lifetime friends and meeting his wife. As an alumnus, Mike was a teacher, coach and Athletic Director at Harrison High School in Harrison, Ohio. He retired after 35 years in May 2014. Mike was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in November 2014. Currently Mike is also the Head Softball Coach for Harrison High School, holds the chains for the Cincinnati Bengals and is the Executive Secretary for the Southwest Ohio Conference. He resides in Cincinnati, OH with this wife, Carol Smith Schiering `80. Mike is the father of three children, Megan Schiering Thorp `05, Kristen Schiering Gross and Grant Schiering.

Chuck Summers

Chuck Summers is a 2010 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and was a Business Scholar. Directly after graduation, Chuck pursued his MBA at the University of Louisville, as a member of the University's inaugural Full-Time MBA cohort, graduating in 2011. During his time at Hanover, Chuck was a Lead Ambassador, a student worker for the Student Life Department, a student representative on the LTC Committee, and served on the Business Scholars Student Advisory Board. Some of Chuck's favorite memories of his time at Hanover were Spring Term; relationships with professors; Intensive Inquiry on Immigration to New York; driving airport shuttle buses, Gala and the Halloween Party at the President’s house. As an alumnus, Chuck is a Board Member of the Legal Marketing Association - Kentucky Chapter and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a member of the Young Professional Association of Louisville (YPAL), the Future Leaders Advisory Group (FLAG), and is an active supporter of the Regional Cities Initiative in southern Indiana and Vision Louisville. Currently, Chuck is Business Development Lead for Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP and resides in Sellersburg, IN with his wife, Shelly (Sullivan) Summers `01 and their three children, Ashton, Marshall and Everett.

Don White

Don White is a 1981 graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Don furthered his education by receiving his Master of Education in 1986 from I.U. Southeast. During his time at Hanover, Don was a member of the Basketball team and Phi Gamma Delta. Don’s favorite memory of his time at Hanover is Fiji Island, having coffee and doughnuts in The Hub, and the NAIA National Basketball Tournament in 1979 and 1981. As an alumnus, Don is involved with the National Science Teachers Association, a member of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, ISTA, NEA, Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Currently, Don is a Science Teacher at Southwestern Middle School in Hanover, IN and resides in Madison, IN with his wife, Judy Switzer White `82. Don is a father of two children, Rebecca White Wilson and Matthew White.