Welcome to your 50-year reunion website

Reunion Chair:  Phil Mullins

Reunion Committee: Janet Huber Lowry, Roxanne Reasor Kindelsperger, Susan Yoder McClew, Larry Moore, Randy McPhee, Vance Patterson, Susan Roberts Chadeayne, Greg Gleason, and Jim Miksch.

Congratulations, Class of 1972, on your 50th reunion! The College looks forward to celebrating you during Homecoming Weekend, October 7-9, 2022. The Office of Alumni Relations will work with your Reunion Chair to plan your reunion gathering. Registration will be available by July 1, 2022.  

To prepare for this occasion, please be sure to:

  • Make your hotel reservation today. This list of local Madison and surrounding area accommodations is a great resource.
  • Update your contact information to ensure you receive updates on your reunion.
  • Explore the list of weekend highlights, particularly for the Class of 1972. Coming soon!

See you on campus in October!


In celebration of their 50th reunions, the Classes of 1970 and 1971 established the 50-Year Reunion Endowed Scholarship! The scholarship will exist in perpetuity, ensuring the legacy of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 and our commitment to Hanover College for generations to come. Furthermore, each alumni class will be encouraged to contribute to the scholarship to celebrate their respective 50th reunions, resulting in increased scholarship funding for Hanover College students!

The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, given preference to second-year students. The scholarship will also encourage and recognize those students who continue to grow and improve, as evidenced by an increasing GPA over their four years at Hanover academically.

Join your classmates in making a gift to The 50-Year Reunion Endowed Scholarship. Your donation of any size will help create opportunities for generations of Hanover College students forever!  

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IN MEMORIAM - Classmates that we have lost over the years.

schedule of events for the 50-year reunion


  • 5:30 p.m.  - Class of 1972 Friday Night Gathering
  • 5:30 p.m. - Alumni Awards Presentation on the Campus Center patio under a tent (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    • Alumni Achievement Award Honorees
      • Deby Grosskopf Dihoff '73
      • Charles Stewart '63
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award Honorees
      • Adam Clevenger '05
      • Okletey Wilson-Tei '09
      • Devon Sharpe '13
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reception
    Join Alumni Award Honorees, trustees, faculty, staff, and students on the patio of the Campus Center as we welcome everyone back to campus for Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Bingo - TBD
    Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center) for a great bingo game! 


  • 8:00 a.m. - The Scenic: 5K with a View - TBD
    Begin and end at Alumni Stadium. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 am. - Class of 1972 Bridge Walk hosted by Randy '72 and Burtie Beekman McPhee '72
    • Meet in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn
    • The Milton–Madison Bridge (also known as the Harrison Street Bridge) is a continuous truss bridge that connects Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana. It carries approximately 10,000 cars a day. The old structure was replaced with a completely new continuous truss constructed on temporary piers adjacent to the operational span between 2011 and 2012 and slid into place after the demolition of the old span using a construction method called "truss sliding." The new crossing opened to vehicle traffic in April 2014, and a pedestrian sidewalk opened that October.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Campus Bookstore
    Located on the lower level of the Campus Center.
    A small store is available at Alumni Stadium
  • 10:00 a.m. – Coach Mentoring Program Presentation & Meet 'n Greet - Location TBD
    Join current student mentees and alumni mentors to learn about Hanover's newest mentor program. Presented by Jenny Siepler Moss '06, Executive Director of the Levett Career Center & Christy Hughes, Director of Alumni Relations. Mini Continental Breakfast Provided
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Science Center 
    Take a ride on the science side! Take a self-guided tour and enjoy displays that include colorful minerals, rare & unusual fossils, art & cultural exhibits, a butterfly collection, and more. Make sure to stop by to see The Burning Tree Mastodon - the world's most-complete American mastodon on permanent display!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour
    Each campus walking tour will last for approximately one hour. Your group will depart from the campus clock at Ball Drive and Scenic Drive (near Admissions). A student ambassador will lead your group, stopping at each location on the route to provide additional information and answer questions. Since this is an outdoor event, we recommend you bring good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please note: The Admission Office will be closed. If you would like to talk with an admission counselor, please see our visit options at https://www.hanover.edu/admission/.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Psychology Majors Coffee Chat
    Join fellow Psychology Majors at Cafe 1827 on the lower level of the Campus Center for coffee. Grab your favorite Starbucks drink and spend some time catching up!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Volleyball Reunion and Alumni Matchup 
    The match-up game will be held in Horner Center, followed by a reunion in the tailgate lot. Make sure to register for the match-up to help us determine if there is interest.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – HANOVERFEST Located in the tailgate lot and is open to all guests. 
    • Food Trucks
    • Inflatables 
    • Photo Booth
    • Give-a-ways
    • Face Paint
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception - Invitation Only - TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Football vs. Blufton- GO PANTHERS!

  • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - 50-YEAR REUNION for Class of 1972
    Reunion Location:  Ogle Center

    Cost:  $70 per person and includes a Buffet Dinner with an Open Bar
    • Reception Hour
      • 5:00 p.m. - Check-in: Receive your Nametag, a Special Class Gift from the Alumni Office, and a 50-year Commemorative Reunion Pin.
      • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Reception with Open Bar and Hors d' Oeuvres
        • Shrimp Cocktail
        • A trio of Roasted Garlic Hummus, Hot Chicken Pimento Cheese, Caramelized Onion, and Creme Fraiche Dip with Assorted Bread and Crackers
        • Fruit and Cheese Display
      • 5:30 p.m. - Class Photo for Class of 1972
      • 5:45 p.m. - Special Guest Speaker, TBD
      • 5:50 p.m. - Welcome and Dinner Prayer from President Lake Lambert 
    • Dinner Hour
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Enjoy a special menu created by Parkhurst Chef and Food Network Chopped Challenger Andrew Welenken.
        • Caesar Salad Bar with Olive Salad, Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Crispy Chick Peas, Lemon Caesar Dressing, and a Vegan Caesar Vinaigrette
        • Rosemary Encrusted Pork Medallions with a Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce
        • Roasted Salmon with Caprese Salad Relish and Arugula Pesto
        • Chicken Breast with Crispy Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese in a Sage White Wine Butter Sauce
        • Red Skin Potatoes with Garlic and Herb Olive Oil
        • Sweet Potato Risotto with Goat cheese and Local Sorghum
        • Asparagus with Lemon and Dill
        • Duet of Cheesecakes, Sweet Vanilla Mascarpone with Blueberry Lemon Jam, and a Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse with Strawberry Crunchies and Caramel Sugar
        • Selection of Red, White, and Blush Wines, Domestic Beers, Craft Beers, Imported Beers, Assorted Ice Teas, Canned Lemonade, Bottled Water, and Assorted Soft Drinks
        • Coffee and Selected Teas
    • Social Time
      • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
        • Enjoy the final few hours with friends while listening to some of your favorite tunes from the 60s and 70s
        • Bar closes at 9:00 p.m.


  • 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Service at Hanover Presbyterian Church
    Join President Lambert at the Hanover Presbyterian Church, located at 174 East Main Street, Hanover, IN  47243, as he leads the church services on Sunday, October 3. Rev. Dr. Catherine Y.E. Knott, Ph.D., will provide the Holy Communion.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  Shrewsbury-Windle House Tour
    • Cost:  $10 per person
    • Time:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • The Charles L. Shrewsbury House (also known as the Shrewsbury–Windle House) is a historic house museum located at 301 West First Street in Madison, Indiana. Built-in 1842 to a design by Francis Costigan, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 for its fine Classical Revival architecture. It is located in the Madison Historic District.


You will gain access to the online alumni directory, which allows you to update your alumni profile, check out the alumni-only benefits that you have access to, and will enable you to give back to the College even easier. Don't forget to often visit your alumni page https://our.hanover.edu/alumni-home for up-to-date information on the Alumni Association and the College, learn about upcoming alumni events, and keep your information current.


  • Please become a member of our Our Hanover to update your information and look up classmates.
  • Join our Alumni Facebook Group.
  • Share your ideas for future alumni events.
  • Join your classmates in supporting today's Hanover College students with a gift.


Christy Hughes
Director of Alumni Relations


Nicole McKown
Director of Constituency Engagement and Annual Fund