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class of 1977

Attorney John Trimble '77, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence '81, business executive John Elliott '84 and former Hanover trustee William Shrewsberry have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's inaugural Indiana 250, a list of the Hoosier State’s most influential and impactful leaders across business, philanthropy, the arts, government and not-for-profits.

class of 1980

Anne Elberfeld Cole '80 and her husband, Allen, are proud grandparents! Their son, Andrew Cole '11, and his wife, Maria, welcomed a baby boy August 3.

class of 1984

John Elliott '84 will retire in September after six years as chief executive officer of Gleaner's Food Bank of Indiana. A celebration was held in late August at Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis with nearly 800 attendees. During the event, John received a Sagamore of the Wabash, presented by Earl Goode (chief of staff for Gov. Eric Holcomb '90), and the Distinguished Service Metal from the National Guard, presented by Brig. Gen. Justin Mann of the Indiana National Guard. [PHOTO] [PHOTO 2]

class of 1990

Richard Blaiklock '90 has been appointed managing partner at Lewis Wagner, LLC. Rich will lead the law firm’s executive committee, which is responsible for strategic initiatives.

class of 1991

Shannon Veach Gibbs '91 was elected as one of eight women to lead Phi Mu Fraternity for the 2022-24 biennium. Shannon, who will serve as a vice president, was elected to Phi Mu's National Council at the 57th National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in early July.

class of 1994

Brent Minton '94 has taken a new job after 28 years at Salem (Ind.) Community Schools, Brent has been named executive director of the Wilson Education Center in Charlestown, Ind. Brent resides in Salem with his wife, Heather, and children, Aiden and Lydia. His daughter Katherine works in Indianapolis. Feel free to contact Brent at bminton44@gmail.com.

class of 1996

Rebecca Minnick '96 has been named recipient of the Association of Nature Center Administrators' 2022 Outstanding New Leader Award. The honor acknowledges Rebecca's achievements within the nature and environmental learning center field in organizational leadership, professionalism, professional development and creativity. She has served as executive director of the Louisville (Ky.) Nature Center since 2018.

class of 1998

Molly Orebaugh Dodge '98 has been promoted  to senior vice president of workforce and careers at Ivy Tech Community College. Molly has served as chancellor of Ivy Tech Madison since October 2017.

class of 2000

Amber Stanley Halloran '00 has been named executive director of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission in Greencastle, Ind.

class of 2001

Jason King '01 started a new position as community relations director for Crossroads of America Council of Boy Scouts of America. After 21 years in the banking industry, Jason is excited to be working for an organization that has played a significant role throughout his life. He and his family live in Carmel, Ind., where his daughters are involved in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.

class of 2005

In November, Adam Clevenger '05 will be recognized by the Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the outstanding volunteer fundraiser for his work at Coburn Place and Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Ind. Adam, a certified fund raising executive, is a partner at Loring, Sternberg & Associates.

class of 2006

Amanda Allen Harsin ’06 has been appointed interim chancellor at Ivy Tech Madison. Amanda has previously served as vice chair of academic affairs.

Liz Palmquist Stafford '06 has been promoted to assistant vice president of development at LifeSpring Health Systems in Jeffersonville, Ind.

class of 2007

Pam Farmer Tidrow '07 has been promoted to human resources director for Indiana and Ohio at Midwest Eye Consultants in Wabash, Ind. Pam resides in Centerville, Ind., with her husband, Luke, and their sons, Mason (10) and Deacon (6). The couple also operates Stone Tower Farm, a second-generation family farm raising beef cattle and dairy goats. 

class of 2010

Megan Connolly Wilkening Kirk '10 has been promoted to treatment team leader at CASES Nathaniel ACT in Brooklyn, N.Y. Megan leads an interdisciplinary team that provides community-based treatment, rehabilitation and support services for people involved in the criminal legal system who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness.

Patric Morrison '10 has been named athletic director at Madison Consolidated (Ind.) High School. Patric served as assistant athletic director at the school for the past three years. He was previously Madison's head football coach.

class of 2011

Andrew Cole '11 has been appointed senior vice president at Phi Delta Theta Foundation. He will assume his new role January 2023. Andrew has been serving as the foundation's director of advancement and planned giving since 2014.

class of 2015

Kaitlin Knapp ‘15 has been named one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s “20 in their Twenties.” Kaitlin serves as clinical program manager of healing arts, child life and pedatric school at Ascension St. Vincent and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital programs.

Past Submissions

class of 1962

Susan Phillips Colin '62 notes that her husband, Charles, died in mid-June. Susan continues to divide her time between homes in Naples, Fla., and Valparaiso, Ind. 

Meredith Bubel Gregg ’62 was honored last September as a longtime Madison, Ind., book club coordinator. Kimm Hollis, professor emeritus of music, and Marsha Dutton, former English professor, presented a special program of music and poetry. Attendees included Susan Martin Studds ’76, Jeffrey Studds ’77, Mi Yung Yoon, international studies professor, and Darryl Steinert, professor emeritus of physics. [PHOTO]

Terry Guerin ’62 was inducted into the National National Waste & Recycling Association Hall of Fame in May. Terry, who joined the industry in 1986, earned the honor in 2020, but the induction ceremony was delayed for two years.

John R. Swallow '62 and his wife, Michelle, recently spent two weeks in northwest Montana visiting friends with whom they worked in Nicaragua in the late 1970s and early 80s. They also enjoyed hiking, including in the beautiful, but crowded, Glacier National Park. Also, John and Michelle spent the Labor Day weekend in Shenandoah National Park with their older son, Ben, his wife, Linda, and their eight-month-old son, Alexander.    

C. Michael Traw ’62 notes he is alive and well in Campbell, Calif. He is still directing musicals, hosting in four different restaurants, and playing lots of bridge.

class of 1963

Last September, Jim Helms '63 was named the Lawrenceburg, Ind., Fall Music Fest 2021 Citizen of the Year. The award honors individuals who demonstrate outstanding community activism and dedicated support for citizens of the City of Lawrenceburg and southeast Indiana. Jim's education career spanned more than 50 years and he has logged nearly 60 years in the music and entertainment business.

class of 1964

Ron Hammerle '64 appeared in the world premiere of the documentary "The Janes" at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin's work describes abortion in the pre-legal days of the 1960s and the underground abortion referral networks operated by "The Janes" of Chicago and the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (CCS). Ron served as the administrator of the Chicago CCS and, later, co-director of Women's Services in New York City, after legalization.

class of 1965

Mahlon Barash '65 published a black and white photography book, "Images of Peru," on Amazon.com. The book features a personal story told through a collection of black-and-white photographs taken by Mahlon during two different periods in Peru. The first period was between 1965 and 1967, when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the highlands province of Huamalíes in the department of Huánuco.

Jim Richter ’65 received the Indianapolis Sailing Club Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the organization’s hall of fame Jan. 25, 2020. Jim won numerous state championships in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He won the Snipe Masters National Championship twice and finished fourth in the World Masters in Denmark. Jim and his wife, Julie Irwin Richter ‘65, raced Snipe sailboats together for 30 years. Jim continues to race small one-design sailboats in the midwestern states and Florida.

class of 1966

Joyce Hopewell Brinkman '66 has published a collaborative poetry book with her writing partners from Virginia, Germany and Mexico. "Catena Poetica: An International Collaboration" introduces a new form as the foursome moves from the traditional renku form of their last book to a global view of color, spice, music, water and clouds.

Last summer, Fred Ellis Brock ’66 published “The Seven,” the first novel of a mixed-genre thriller trilogy. Fred, a former columnist and editor for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is the best-selling author of a series of personal finance books, including “Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future.” He has also worked as a reporter and editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal and Houston Chronicle. He lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Arizona.

class of 1969

In June, Sarah Howard Jenkins '69 returned to Dollarway (Ark.) High School to speak during a ceremony to acknowledge the end of the 107-year-old school district. Sarah, the Charles C. Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, made national headlines in January 1963 as the first Black student to enroll at Dollarway. 

class of 1970

In 2020, George B. Huff Jr. '70 served as an editor for "The Community Resilience Handbook." Published by the American Bar Association, the handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to community resilience for state and local officials, disaster relief organizations and concerned attorneys and community members.

Stephen L. Shields ’70 has been appointed chair of the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The commission administers the procedure for training and approving mediators for use by the Tennessee courts and is responsible for evaluating the success of court-based mediations.

Robert Vogel '70 has retired from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health as professor emeritus of biostatistics. Robert was one of the founding members of college and the chair of biostatistics, epidemiology and environmental health.

class of 1971

In early June, Joe Hale '71 guided a group of Hanover alums on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Hanoverians included (L-R): Carla Agnew Shadiow '71, Linda Dayhuff Hale '71, Mike Kledzik '72, Nancy Duiser Hill '71, Debbie Bonte '71, Laurie Irwin Eberhard '71, Sue Hagg Barnum '71 and Steve Barnum '72. Joe has served as museum president since October 2020. [PHOTO] [PHOTO 2] [PHOTO 3]

Pam Powell ’71 published her first fiction book, “Antrim: Tales from the Heartland,” early last year. The book, a collection of flash fiction, is set in a small town on the American prairie, mainly during the 1950s.

Jack Scott '71 has been chosen for the 2022 Significant Sig Award, presented in recognition of high levels of professional success. He becomes one of only 11 Hanoverians to earn the honor, which began in 1935, joining Mark Dunning '83, Woody Harrelson '83, Bart Luedeke '64, John Shoemaker '64, David Armstrong '63, Jim Near '60, Thomas Johns '53, Jonathan Robertson '52, Robert Wolverton '48 and Fred Millis 1911. Jack will receive the honor in June at Sigma Chi’s 84th Grand Chapter in Toronto or during a local fraternity event. He currently resides in Alexandria, Ky.

class of 1972

John Duvall '72 retired in 2019 after teaching communications and media studies at two universities for more than 23 years. In 2017, he published "The Environmental Documentary: Cinema Activism in the 21st Century." He is now a full-time self-employed screenwriter.

class of 1973

Gary Ball ’73 and his wife, Allyson Burns Ball ‘73, hosted a Memorial Day weekend reunion of Beta Theta Pi’s 1969 pledge class and their spouses. The gathering included Beta brothers (l-r): Bruce Hatton ‘73, Steve Tock ‘73, Chuck Pecher ‘73, Greg Ellis ‘73, George MacKenzie ‘73, Gary Ball '73, Chet Curry ‘73, John Shake ’73 and Jimmy Dale Roy ‘73. [PHOTO]

After 45 years practicing law, Bruce Kamplain '73 retired in January from Norris Choplin Schroeder, LLP. Through his career, he was involved in the resolution of disputes concerning the environment and insurance coverage of all types. Bruce now has time to focus on his passion for family, friends and photography.

class of 1974

Charles Barrett '74 retired in 2008 as a labor industrial hygienist (evaluating workplace hazards, investigating catastrophic events and working with union committees to make workplaces safer). He is taking up music and studying ethnomusicology. Charlie lives in Southern California and is working to make it "bluer."

Karl Plank ’74 has published a book on American writer David Foster Wallace and the ethics of fiction. “The Fact of the Cage: Reading and Redemption in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest” draws widely on the critical perspectives of Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas and Martha Nussbaum to explore the religious dimensions of Wallace’s masterpiece and the significance of reading fiction. Karl is the J.W. Cannon Professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College.

class of 1975

Phil Foster '75, a self-proclaimed procrastinator, reports he is "still alive and working on something interesting to submit next year, after 47 years." Phil resides in Fort Thomas, Ky.

Randy Gray '75 is completing his 44th year of teaching science at Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio. Randy teaches honors chemistry, advance-placement chemisty and honors physics.

Chris Smith ’75 published “Chasing Indiana’s Game,” a photographic history of Indiana’s high school basketball gymnasiums. The project, which took seven years to complete, has been on display at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and was selected as one of the Indiana Historical Society's bicentennial exhibits.

class of 1976

Jack Wheat ’76 was named a 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyer and a top-50 attorney the Commonwealth. Jack concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, primarily dealing with patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation, as a member of the McBrayer PLLC in Louisville, Ky.

class of 1977

In April, Dr. D. Wade Clapp ’77 was honored as a distinguished professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology, medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The distinguished professor honor represents the most prestigious academic title at the university. The designation honors individuals whose research, scholarship, artistic and literary accomplishments have transformed their fields.

Attorney John Trimble '77, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence '81, business executive John Elliott '84 and former Hanover trustee William Shrewsberry have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal's inaugural Indiana 250, a list of the Hoosier State’s most influential and impactful leaders across business, philanthropy, the arts, government and not-for-profits.

class of 1980

Anne Elberfeld Cole '80 and her husband, Allen, are proud grandparents! Their son, Andrew Cole '11, and his wife, Maria, welcomed a baby boy August 3.

Rev. Robert Rossow '80 is currently associate pastor at Faith Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, as well as an adjunct professor of theology at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.

This past fall, “It’s About the Light,” a photography exhibition by Ken Prince ’80 ran for six weeks in the art gallery at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ken previously served as literature and theatre professor at Indian Hills before joining Hanover’s staff as registrar in 2001. His photography was also featured in the fall issue of “The CEA Critic,” a journal of the College English Association. In addition to the publication’s cover photo, Ken’s photo essay, “When Campus Closes,” was highlighted by a collection of images captured during the spring of 2020 when Hanover’s campus was sparsely populated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

class of 1981

In late November, Sean Spears '81 of Eisai, Inc., was presented with the HDA Research Foundation's 2021 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award, presented in Washington, D.C., is the healthcare distribution industry’s highest honor recognizing career accomplishments. During his 40-year career, Sean has served in a range of sales and management roles, including a tenure at Bertek Pharmaceuticals. He is currently senior director of trade and pharmacy relations at Eisai.

class of 1982

Ann Colussi Dee '82 has been appointed to First Internet Bancorp's board of directors. She currently serves Duke Realty as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Ann, who has worked at Duke Realty for 26 years, currently serves on the board of The Center for the Performing Arts and has served on the boards of the Indiana Repertory Theatre and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. In 2016, she was named a "women of influence" by the Indianapolis Business Journal. 

class of 1983

Last summer, JoAnn Brouillette ’83 joined Lewis & Clark AgriFood as an operating partner. JoAnn continues as managing partner and president of Demeter LP and serves as chair of the National Grain & Feed Association.

Kellie Roseberry Sheryak '83 has been named one of "20 People to Know in Wealth Management and Financial Planning" by Louisville Business First. Kellie serves as managing director–wealth management at UBS Financial Services Inc.

class of 1984

Diane Riner Berry '84 completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Indianapolis. Diane resides in Indianapolis.

Mike Leonard '84 will be inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2022. A longtime assistant coach, Mike served 17 seasons as head coach at Franklin College, guiding his program to a 129-55 record with 11 conference championships and 10 berths in the NCAA III playoffs.

class of 1985

Last November, Dr. Charles Kochert '85 began working in the emergency department at The Medical Center at Franklin in Franklin, Ky. Chuck also continues work at Greenbrier Medical in Sevierville, Tenn., and remains the medical director at Sevier County (Tenn.) Emergency Medical Services.

class of 1986

Lisabeth Kaeser ’86 is a certified eating disorder recovery coach in Southwestern Ohio. In 2016, she authored her first book, “Eating by Faith. A Walk with God. My Eating Disorder from the Inside Out. Taste and See …”

class of 1988

In late June, Jennifer Clark Evins ’88 will start a new role as president and chief executive officer of the Orlando, Fla.-based United Arts of Central Florida. Jennifer has most recently served as the top executive at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, S.C.

Last spring, longtime collegiate baseball coach Tony Vittorio ’88 was selected to join Southport (Ind.) High School’s Wall of Fame. As a high-schooler, Tony competed for Southport’s baseball, basketball and tennis teams. He is currently the head baseball coach and director of athletic development at Wilmington College.

class of 1989

Last summer, Mark Whittenburg ’89 was honored as general counsel of the year by the St. Louis Business Journal as part of its Corporate Counsel Awards 2020. Mark serves as general counsel and secretary for Core & Main, a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the U.S.

class of 1990

Richard Blaiklock '90 has been appointed managing partner at Lewis Wagner, LLC. Rich will lead the law firm’s executive committee, which is responsible for strategic initiatives.

In June, Rick '90 and Ron Patberg '90 were presented with the Jack Cramer Ideals of Athletic Competition Award by the Columbus (Ind.) Parks and Recreation Department. For more than 30 years, Rick and Ron have coached boys and girls basketball at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the Columbus area.

class of 1991

Joe Alberts '91 serves as corporate counsel (global litigation) with Corteva Agriscience and was recently honored for 20 years of distinguished service to the company. He has received numerous professional awards during his tenure with Dow Chemical, DuPont and Corteva. Joe lives in Carmel, Ind., with his wife, Julie Miller Alberts '91, and their two children. He also coaches club and travel football in Carmel's youth program.

Shannon Veach Gibbs '91 was elected as one of eight women to lead Phi Mu Fraternity for the 2022-24 biennium. Shannon, who will serve as a vice president, was elected to Phi Mu's National Council at the 57th National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in early July.

This past spring, Patrick Schooley '91 was recognized for his work as a unified track and field coach and unified sports sponsor by several organizations. He has received the City of Fishers (Ind.) Advisory Committee on Disability Accessibility Award, Champions Together Spirit of Unified Coach Award and Hoosier Crossroads Conference Unified Track and Field Coach of the Year Award (2019, 2021). He is currently the dean of students at Fishers High School and head coach of the unified track and field team. Pat lives in Fishers with his wife, Latrica, and sons, Colin (20), Akeem (14) and Aaron (13).

class of 1992

Michelle Brown '92 has been hired as chief operating officer at Indianapolis-based SweetWork Consulting. Michelle most recently served as president of M Brown Consulting.

class of 1993

Brian Glesing '93 has been named head football coach at Shelbyville (Ind.) High School. Brian, a former all-American at Hanover, sports a 118-94 career record in 18 seasons, including stints at LaVille, Clarksville, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville and Paoli high schools.

class of 1994

Brent Minton '94 has taken a new job after 28 years at Salem (Ind.) Community Schools, Brent has been named executive director of the Wilson Education Center in Charlestown, Ind. Brent resides in Salem with his wife, Heather, and children, Aiden and Lydia. His daughter Katherine works in Indianapolis. Feel free to contact Brent at bminton44@gmail.com.

Michael Searcy '94 has been promoted to senior vice president and chief credit officer at Paducah Bank. Mike has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years. He previously served Paducah Bank as senior credit underwriter and portfolio manager for metro markets.

class of 1995

A group of FIJIs gathered March 16-20 for skiing and “fellowship” in McCall, Idaho, where Wes Keller ‘95 resides. The festivities included: Keller, Paul Clark ‘95, Bill Zorn ‘95, Rob Ruzicka ‘96, Kevin DeFosset ‘95, Justin Powers ‘94, Robert "Aba" Orr ‘94, Jim Boyers ‘94, Brendan Bergin ‘96 and Tony Wibbeler.

Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul Clark ‘95, Brian Daniel ‘95, Kevin DeFosset ‘95, Josh Hammond ‘95, Jonathan Ricketts ‘95, Mathew Sackett ‘95 and Bill Zorn ’95 celebrated their 25th reunion with a four-hour Zoom meetup and bourbon-tasting.

class of 1996

Peggy Davis ’96 earned UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award for her work in writing programs, where she has taught since 2009. Peggy is not the only Hanover alum to teach in writing programs. Jennifer Bradley Westbay '68 (now retired) also taught at UCLA. The two shared an office and often talked about their times at Hanover.

Last fall, Katie Feltman '96 was named chief operating officer of the American College of Sports Medicine and successfully earned her Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. She also made the questionable decision in roughly the same time period to buy and sell a house and move during a pandemic. Katie still resides in Indianapolis with her partner Charlie, his two teenagers, two rescued Great Pyrenees and a cat.

Rebecca Minnick '96 has been named recipient of the Association of Nature Center Administrators' 2022 Outstanding New Leader Award. The honor acknowledges Rebecca's achievements within the nature and environmental learning center field in organizational leadership, professionalism, professional development and creativity. She has served as executive director of the Louisville (Ky.) Nature Center since 2018.

Greg Schwartz '96 has been named principal at Flagler Palm Coast (Fla.) High School in Palm Coast, Fla. Greg previously served as principal at South Daytona (Fla.) Elementary School.

Mary Gammons SeRine ’96 now serves as executive director of advancement services and prospect development at the Ball State University Foundation.

class of 1997

Brandon Andress ‘97 published his first novel, "What Can’t Be Hidden," with Los Angeles-based publisher Quoir. Brandon credits Professor Emerita of English Kathy Barbour in the acknowledgments for “opening [his] eyes to the creative possibility of the written word.”.

class of 1998

In February, Mike Deetsch '98 was named the Emma Leah Bippus senior director of learning and interpretation at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Molly Orebaugh Dodge '98 has been promoted  to senior vice president of workforce and careers at Ivy Tech Community College. Molly has served as chancellor of Ivy Tech Madison since October 2017.

Fred Gilbert '98 has been appointed executive vice president strategy and marketing at Weber Logistics.

This April, Sam Krieg '98 will start with the world’s elite runners during the 126th Boston Marathon. Sam was accepted into the pro start field for the race, earning the position with a time among the top-50 open runners and the top-10 masters athletes in the race.

Susan Mullally '98 has taken on a new role as deputy project scientist for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which is planned to launch at the end of 2021. The telescope will use its six-meter-diameter collecting area to observe the universe at the infrared wavelengths of light.

Michael Richardson '98 has been chosen among "20 People to Know in Wealth Management and Financial Planning" by Louisville Business First. Mike is a partner with Shepherd Financial, LLC.

Zabeth Russell ’98 was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Writing for a Special Class Series" for her work on the “Funny or Die” series, "Brainwashed by Toons." She currently writes and performs voices for the SyFy animated series, "Hell Den" and can be seen in an episode of "Ratched" on Netflix.

class of 1999

Piper Roby ’99 graduated from the University of Kentucky with a doctorate in animal sciences in December 2019. She studied the migration of the Indiana bat, a federally endangered species. Piper still works for Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc., in Paint Lick, Ky. She lives in Lexington, Ky., with her husband of 15 years, Rob Thomas, and their two orange tabby cats, Bubby and Pete. [PHOTO]

Micah Shrewsberry '99 has been named head men's basketball coach at Penn State University. Micah most recently served two seasons as associate head coach at Purdue University and six seasons as assistant coach with the Boston Celtics.

class of 2000

Amber Stanley Halloran '00 has been named executive director of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission in Greencastle, Ind.

Erin Shaw '00 has been promoted to market manager for J.P. Morgan Private Bank's Indianapolis business, which covers Indiana and Kentucky. Erin most recently held the role of executive director-market team lead. She previously served as market director with Chase Wealth Management in Indianapolis.

Heather Langknecht Smith '00 is now the clinical director at MOLI Autism Center. Heather lives in Virginia Beach, Va., with her husband, Stephen, and their two children, Caroline (age 6) and Henry (3).

class of 2001

Jason King '01 started a new position as community relations director for Crossroads of America Council of Boy Scouts of America. After 21 years in the banking industry, Jason is excited to be working for an organization that has played a significant role throughout his life. He and his family live in Carmel, Ind., where his daughters are involved in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.

Jamie Lau '01, an assistant professor of biology, earned Radford University’s 2021 Donald N. Dedmon Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. Since fall 2017, Jamie has directed 168 undergraduate research projects in courses ranging from ecology and adaptation to population ecology. In addition, she is the lead professor of Radford’s "Stream Team," an interdisciplinary research project examining anthropogenic effects on freshwater streams near Roanoke, Va. 

Heather Stout '01 continues her work as executive director for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's office of information technology. Heather was recently selected to serve a second three-year term as chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' special committee on AASHTOWare, an integral industry software suite.

class of 2002

Matt "Oggy" Brewer '02 has published the devotional/motivational book "MOPO: Max Out Pay Out." Current Hanover men's basketball coach Jon Miller '97 penned the forward to the book.

Brandon Hoffman '02 led the Silver Creek (Ind.) High School boys' basketball team to the 2021 Indiana State High School 3A championship. Brandon has a 201-73 record in 11 seasons as the varsity head coach. His team also captured Indiana's 3A title in 2019.

This fall, Jay Jackson ‘02 joined Kutak Rock LLP as a member of the company’s public finance practice group. Jay focuses on housing matters for the Omaha, Neb.-based law firm.

Darlene Noland Johnston ’02 earned a doctorate in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University. Darlene teaches English at Ohio Northern University. She holds a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Findlay and a master’s in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Misty Kuhn ’02 received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institutes of Health. The $1.9 million grant will fund her research into the shape and functions of proteins and their possible fight against fight disease-causing bacteria. Misty is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at San Francisco State University.

Sarah McNulty '02 and Brandon Whalen were married March 20, 2020. Their union created a blended family of seven! The couple's original wedding and reception, as well as honeymoon to Hawaii, were planned for April 2020, but cancelled due to COVID. Instead, Sarah and Brandon bought a new house and reside in Westfield, Ind.

class of 2003

Master Trooper Scott Keegan '03 has been promoted to sergeant by the Indiana State Police. Scott will serve as public information officer at the Pendleton post.

class of 2004

Jessica Anderson ’04 has been named the first female president of Anderson Concrete Corp. Jessica is the past president of Concrete Futures, the Ohio Concrete Association’s young professionals’ group, and currently serves as treasurer of the American Concrete Institute’s Central Ohio Chapter. [PHOTO]

Brett Dietz '04 was named the North Coast Athletic Conference's football coach of the year. Dietz, in his second season as head coach at DePauw University, led the Tigers to a 9-3 overall record, including the NCAC championship and a berth in the NCAA III playoffs.

Michella Nigh Marino ’04 has been serving as vice president/president elect of the Indiana Association of Historians. Michella, who works as deputy director of the Indiana Historical Bureau, will serve the organization as the 2021-22 president, following Hanover history professor J. Michael Raley in that role.

Ashley Gable Ritchie '04 has been named the 2022 elementary school teacher of the year by the Kentucky Department of Education. Ashley is a second-grade teacher at Beechwood Elementary School in Fort Mitchell, Ky.

class of 2005

In November, Adam Clevenger '05 will be recognized by the Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the outstanding volunteer fundraiser for his work at Coburn Place and Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Ind. Adam, a certified fund raising executive, is a partner at Loring, Sternberg & Associates.

Michael Cranfill '05 has been chosen among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40." Michael works as proprietor of two restaurants, The District Tap and Cholita Taqueria, as well as a partner at Cranfill Development and metaCRE.

Amber Macdonald '05 has joined the White House staff as senior presidential speechwriter. She most recently served as First Lady Jill Biden's speechwriter during the 2020 campaign and ran her own speech-writing shop. Amber lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and twin daughters.

Mansoor Shahid ’05 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Utica-N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System in early 2020. Mansoor, a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, formerly worked as chief operating officers at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo.

Chris Smithka '05 has been selected one of “40 Under 40” by Madison (Wisc.) In Business magazine. Chris serves as senior director-commercial legal at Zendesk, Inc. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

class of 2006

Amanda Allen Harsin ’06 has been appointed interim chancellor at Ivy Tech Madison. Amanda has previously served as vice chair of academic affairs.

Ryan Kaufman '06 has joined The Farmers Bank as controller. Ryan most recently served as corporate cash manager at Steak 'n Shake. He previously held accounting manager and financial analyst roles at Protective Insurance Corp. and Anthem.

Liz Palmquist Stafford '06 has been promoted to assistant vice president of development at LifeSpring Health Systems in Jeffersonville, Ind.

class of 2007

Ashley McIntyre Braswell ‘07 has been recognized as one of “20 Under 40 of Floyd County” by Southern Indiana Business magazine. Ashley serves as assistant director of Clark County (Ind.) Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.

Jamon Deaver '07 and Joey Lawton were married June 20, 2021, near Berea, Ky., during Wonder Woods, a couple-created three-day event featuring the nuptials, live music, art, camping and outdoor fun. Jamon's wedding and Wonder Woods were featured in the New York Times. Hanoverians in attendance included: Kip McDonald '07, Amber McDonald '07, David Rifkind '07, Doug Anewalt '07, Kelsey Newkirk '07, Jason Darling '09, Shane Henshaw '09, Andrew Ilnick '09, Kaitlin Ilnick '09 and Mollie Nichole '09. [PHOTO]

In January, Sarah Wait '07 accepted a position as associate director of annual giving in Brown University's Office of Biomedical Advancement. Sarah earned a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2013, but her career path has led her to fundraising.

class of 2008

Angel Handlon '08 welcomed her first son, August William, Oct. 1, 2020. The family resides in Laguna Beach, Calif. [PHOTO]

Marc  O'Leary '08 and his wife, Amy, welcomed their third boy, Paxton Ritter O'Leary, to the world Oct. 28, 2020. The family, which also includes big brothers Patrick and Parker, resides in Plainfield, Ind., where Marc is a purchasing manager for Ascension Health. [PHOTO]

Luke Zwanziger ’08 earned the award for best feature screenplay for "BIOLOGICAL" at the HorrOrigins Film Festival 2021. In early 2022, Luke is directing the 1970s horror-comedy pilot “John Sunshine’s Lost Rock and Roll Tapes.”

class of 2009

Liz Otte Brownlee '09 has been named a Hoosier Resilience Hero by the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University in recognition of her efforts to ensure a safe, healthy environment for families, their neighbors and future generations. She was recognized for connecting Hoosiers to the natural areas in the region and building a network of young farmers working to make agriculture part of the solution to climate change. Liz works as a farmer, serves as director of the Oak Heritage Conservancy and is also the co-founder of the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition. [PHOTO]

Abigail Fulton Caress '09 has authored her first novel, "Fearful Symmetry: A Pride & Prejudice Variation." The book was released through a traditional publishing house in March 2021 and achieved the No. 1 Best-Selling New Release ranking in the "Love and Romance" category on Amazon. Abigail sends thanks to Professor Emerita of English Margot Tomsen, who kindly served as one of the peer-readers for the first manuscript.

In June, Jenaba Waggy '09 was commissioned as a provisional elder by the United Methodist Church's Michigan Conference. In August, Jenaba will begin her third master's program. She is pursuing a master's in business administration in nonprofit leadership from Dakota Wesleyan University.

class of 2010

Patrick Buley '10 has earned operating partner status with Fourteen Foods, the largest operator of Dairy Queen locations in the U.S. Patrick has previously served as general manager for the company’s flagship store in Shepherdsville, Ky.

Erica Pickett Carlson '10 is one of the founders of the Bluegrass Survivors Council (BSC), a council of sexual violence survivors in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky who are focused on advocacy, activism and community. Erica currently serves BSC as marketing and strategy chair. She also volunteers at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass, where she answers the 24-hour crisis line.

Megan Connolly Wilkening Kirk '10 has been promoted to treatment team leader at CASES Nathaniel ACT in Brooklyn, N.Y. Megan leads an interdisciplinary team that provides community-based treatment, rehabilitation and support services for people involved in the criminal legal system who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness.

Patric Morrison '10 has been named athletic director at Madison Consolidated (Ind.) High School. Patric served as assistant athletic director at the school for the past three years. He was previously Madison's head football coach.

class of 2011

Andrew Cole '11 has been appointed senior vice president at Phi Delta Theta Foundation. He will assume his new role January 2023. Andrew has been serving as the foundation's director of advancement and planned giving since 2014.

James Madere ‘11 and Kristina Keith Madere '12 welcomed their second son, Myles Alexander, Jan. 26, 2021.

Nicole Nathan '11 earned a doctorate in anthropology from Temple University, where she serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Neil Townsend '11 is now the director of budget and administrative operations for Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services in Cincinnati, Ohio.

class of 2012

Kyle Bohnert ’12 serves as an assistant professor of kinesiology and women’s tennis coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Mary Cate Hassell '12 married Randy Anderson Oct. 30, 2021, in Berryville, Va. Leah Baker '12 and Mollie Hemminger '12 served as bridesmaids. Attendees included Jenna Craig '11, Curt Silvers '85 and Cathy Biggs Silvers '86.

Danielle Clark Hawkins '12 has received a Total Catholic Education grant from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to pursue a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership with principal licensure at Ball State University. Danielle is currently a kindergarten teacher at Pope John XXIII (Ind.) Elementary School. [PHOTO]

This past fall, Rory Mannering '12 was named defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at DePauw University. Rory previously served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Denison University.

Jared Revlett ’12 has been named as one of the “Top 35 School PR Professionals Under 35” by the National School Public Relations Association. Jared serves as public information officer for the Owensboro (Ky.) Public Schools.

Dr. Olivia Tyler, DVM, now practices at Plantation Animal Clinic in Louisville, Ky. [PHOTO]

Jennifer Wullenweber '12 and Ron Sams were married Oct. 20, 2020, during an outdoor ceremony in Sunman, Ind. Jennifer's volleyball teammates Danielle Clark Hawkins '12 and Rachel Kloentrup '11 were bridesmaids. Attendees included Hannah Coy '12 and Lauren Kreinest Foster '12. Jennifer is a teacher at Williamstown (Ky.) Elementary School. The couple resides in Florence, Ky..

class of 2013

In late May, Julie Miller Busch '13 was honored as Hanover's 2021 Exceptional Alumni Educator of the Year. Julie has taught elementary students for the past eight years, including third-graders in the Indianapolis Public School system for the last four years. She has been named the IPS Top 10 Teacher of the Year, Teach Indy Elementary Education Teacher of the Year and Building Level Teacher of the Year. [PHOTO]

Shana Cameron Cappel ’13 welcomed daughter, Avery Rae Cappel, Oct. 30, 2020.

Jim Faehr ’13 was inducted in the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in February 2020. Jim, who played basketball and baseball at Hanover, earned 12 varsity letters during his high-school career and was an all-conference and all-state selection in football and baseball.

Audrey Hanner ’13 and Alex West ’13 were married Oct. 3, 2020.

Evelyn Martin ’13 and Trent McIninch ’13 were married May 30, 2020, at the Neidhammer in Indianapolis. Evelyn is employed by Allen County Department of Child Services as a family case manager. Trent works as ramp manager for J.B. Hunt. The couple lives in Fort Wayne.

Andy Orem ’13 published a children’s book, "The Very Anxious Potato," last summer. The book addresses situations that make young children anxious and was created to open conversations about anxiety and mental health.

This spring, Daniel Passafiume '13 opened In Season, a farm-to-table restaurant on Main Street in Louisville, Ky.

Dr. Brian Robertson ’13 has joined the staff at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, Ind., as an internal medicine specialist.

Bryan Ruder ’13 has been promoted to first vice president-investments at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm in Evansville, Ind. Bryan was recently named as one of the Rotary Club of Evansville’s “20 under 40” honorees.

Chris Walsh '13 has joined the Indianapolis Housing Agency as deputy executive director for strategic partnerships and collaboration.

class of 2014

Lauren Bowers ’14 and Sam Werne ’14 were married Nov. 20, 2020, at Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel. Ind. Lauren is a user-experience researcher with Angie's List. Sam is completing his internal medicine residency in Morganton, N.C.

Chelsea Gentry '14 has started a new career at Jacksonville University's Swisher Library as assistant professor/librarian of digital initiatives and collection management. Chelsea graduated from Valdosta State University with a master of library and information science in 2020. She previously worked at the University of North Florida's Carpenter Library.

Six Hanoverians paused for a photo during the June 19 Indy Ultimate, a unique six-mile "race" through downtown Indianapolis’ iconic athletic and cultural venues. Pictured are (l-r): Brad Newbold ’12, Ashleigh Burakiewicz Newbold ’13, Careen Turner '14, Janet Schnurr ’14, Karli Bolton ’14 and Tyler Arceneaux ’14. [PHOTO]

class of 2015

Ryan Hahn '15 has been named head football coach at Newport (Ky.) High School.

Brianna Harlan '15 has earned an artist fellowship from SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference). Through the fellowship, Brianna will document the stories of Black elders in Louisville, Ky., for a future book and exhibition. Once a regional organization, SECAC now includes membership from across the U.S. and is the second-largest national organization of its kind.

Kaitlin Knapp ‘15 has been named one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s “20 in their Twenties.” Kaitlin serves as clinical program manager of healing arts, child life and pedatric school at Ascension St. Vincent and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital programs.

Andy Kobak ‘15 and Kay Kemp Kobak ‘16 welcomed their son, Jack, Oct. 28, 2021. The family resides in Greenfield, Ind.

class of 2016

Hannah Wehmeyer Wiswasser ’16 is serving as associate pastor at Plainfield (Ind.) United Methodist Church. Hannah previously served a two-point charge as senior pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church and associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in New Castle, Ind.

class of 2017

John Fawbush ‘17 graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine May 8 and is beginning his residency at Med Center Health in Bowling Green, Ky. John’s goal is to specialize in med/peds (a combination of internal medicine and pediatrics) and continue his specialization into congenital cardiology. While at Hanover, John was a chemistry major and member of the football team and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity. [PHOTO]

Kaitlin Sanders '17 married Brian Blackie, Jr., Dec. 18, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. The couple lives in Indianapolis, Ind. [PHOTO]

class of 2018

Madison Grimes Grider '18 was one of only 10 Indiana teachers to receive the College Football Playoff Foundation’s "Extra Yard for Teachers" grant. In addition to a cash award, Madison and her husband, Bryant, attended the 2021 Big Ten championship game Dec. 4 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mikhaila Hamilton Kippenbrock '18 and her husband, Derek, welcomed their first baby girl, Evelyn, Jan. 23, 2021. The family resides in St. Louis, Mo. [PHOTO]

class of 2019

Bric Butler ’19 works as compliance coordinator for the town of Brownsburg, Ind. He previously served as a project development analyst for Indianapolis.

Emma Jones '19 and Alejandra Rodriguez-Villar, assistant professor of Spanish, translated Calderón de la Barca's 1673 auto sacramental "Life is a Dream" into English. This past summer, the online radio Trafika Europe interviewed Emma and Alejandra about the translation and recorded a radio play with an excerpt..

Amber King ’19 and Zach Rhoads ’19 were married June 8, 2019, at the Calumet Club in New Albany, Ind. The couple resides in New Albany. [PHOTO]

Dakota Phillips '19 appeared as an extra in the award-winning independent film "The Mountain Minor." This winter, he worked as a production assistant and had a brief appearance as Seth in "An Unintentional Christmas." Dakota is currently working on a film which will mark his first supporting role.

class of 2020

Clarice Patterson ’20 has been promoted to director of "Genesis: Pathways to Success" by the Ripley County (Ind.) Community Foundation. The program is designed to create, expand and enhance educational and economic opportunities through the county while also empowering pathways to success.

In June, Brooke Todd '20 was named the head girls' basketball coach at Switzerland County (Ind.) High School. Brooke, Hanover's career assist leader, graduated from Switzerland County in 2016.

Nick Vaughn '20 has been selected one of “20 Under 40 of Floyd County” by Southern Indiana Business magazine. Nick works as paralegal for the Floyd County prosecutor, managing partner at Vaughn Consulting and podcast host.

class of 2021

Kimi Birrer '21 has joined the staff at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla. Kimi serves as educator and bilingual interpreter for the refuge’s "Wildlife on Wheels" mobile classroom and other educational programs.

Andrew Clegg ’21 published his first book, “The Last Child (A Tale of Night and Day),” last spring. The project originally started during Andrew’s sophomore year at Hanover and was completed last spring after the pandemic forced an early end to his semester abroad in Australia.

In late February, Michael Kerr '21 helped organize and host the Florana International Film Festival near Manhattan Beach, Calif. The unique outdoor festival featured more than 30 short films from around the world and also included live music. The event raised funds for two local charities.

class of 2023

David Kummer '23 recently published "Everything Somewhere," which is now available on Amazon. The work is a young adult, coming-of-age story set in a fictionalized version of Madison, Ind. David is pursuing a degree in English and secondary education.

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