2021 Alumni Awards Reception

The Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) is proud to invite you to the 2021 Alumni Award Reception on Friday, October 1 at the James Graham Brown Campus Center.  Four Hanoverians will be honored with the College’s highest alumni awards during a special Homecoming ceremony next fall. Geoff Lorenz ’65 and Dr. Curtis Stine ’71 will be presented with the Alumni Achievement Award. Benjamin Gunning ’08 and Brianna Harlan ’15 have been selected to receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

Following the awards presentation, join us for a Welcome Reception where hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar are available for all attendees.  This is a great opportunity to mingle and kick off Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.


  • 5:00 p.m. Check-in Begins in the Campus Center lobby
  • 5:30 p.m.  Alumni Award Presentations Begin
  • 6:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception with heavy hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar
    *following the presentation of the alumni awards, the College will kick off homecoming weekend with a Welcome Reception.


For more than 50 years, Lorenz served as an executive with the Lorenz Corporation, an award-winning family-owned publishing company for choral composers, elementary music educators, and church musicians.

During his tenure, Lorenz trademarked Heritage Music Press to create one of the country’s leading educational publishers, negotiated distribution agreements, led an expansion into the general education market, and played an active role in the growth of Christian Copyright Licensing International.

Lorenz served four terms as president of the Church Music Publishers Association and was the first recipient of the Retail Print Music Dealers Association Industry Award for Service, Leadership, and Teamwork. He is a trustee emeritus of Hanover’s board and currently serves as a board member for United Theological Seminary.

Lorenz and his wife, Niel, live in Dayton, Ohio. The couple has three sons and three grandchildren.

Stine, who resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., retired as professor emeritus from the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2017. While active, he directed the third- and fourth-year medical student curriculum, participated on numerous institutional committees, and treated patients at the student health center and a community health center.

He attended the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1971-75. He completed his board-eligible residency training at the E. W. Sparrow Family Medicine Residency in 1978.

Stine is currently involved with the American Academy of Family Physicians and Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He has earned emeritus status as a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

He and his wife, Judy, are the parents of two daughters, Elizabeth and Anna. The couple has seven grandchildren.

Gunning has more than 15 years of experience through executive roles in nonprofit management, philanthropy, and partnerships.

Gunning currently serves as a growth lead at Propelland, a San Francisco-based global strategy, design, and engineering consultancy. Prior to joining Propelland’s staff earlier this year, he spent three years as senior operations manager for Cooper Professional Education. He previously served as director of development at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and graduate division, development director at Milwaukee Film, and assistant director of annual and special giving at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Gunning has served on numerous non-profit boards, including statewide LGBT advocacy groups, community foundations, and educational institutions. Currently, he is a board member and treasurer for the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif.

Gunning and his partner, Allan, live in Oakland, Calif.

Harlan is a multiform artist and community organizer. The Louisville, Ky, native works as a freelancer for creative public projects, often collaborating with museums, galleries, and nonprofits.

Harlan’s works have been featured across the U.S. Last fall, she made her New York gallery debut with the solo exhibition, “Black Love Blooms: New York Nook.”

In 2020, Harlan partnered with 4th Wall to create an augmented-reality monument for Breonna Taylor.

She was commissioned to create an installation for the Kentucky Center for the Arts’ 2018 Festival of Faith. That year, she was a recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Firestarter Award.

Harlan is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in art and social action at Queens College, City University of New York. She also serves as part of the university’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Incubator.


Nominate a deserving alumnus for the Alumni Achievement Award or the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards must be submitted by November 1.  However, nominations are accepted year-round.

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