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1957

After nearly 10 years of planning, the late Carol Warner Shields ’57 will be honored as the namesake for one of the world’s top literary awards. Beginning in 2022, the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction will feature a $150,000 cash award to a single work of fiction by a female or non-binary author of an English-language book published in the U.S. or Canada.

 

1959

Gene Kaufman ’59 was presented with the Deacon Palmer Award by Indiana PGA. The honor recognizes a PGA golf professional who “personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life. This individual is an unsung hero/heroine at their facility and in their community, who serves to inspire, empower and assist others, both inside and outside of the game.” Gene, a 60-year PGA member, continues to operate Etna Acres Golf Course in Andrews, Ind.

 

1960

Sheila Dowty Crouch '60 and her husband have moved to Carmel, Ind., to be closer to family. Sheila states "We bought a home on a little lake and love the fishing and bird watching. I hope to make contact with Hanover Phi Mu sisters once this pandemic has run it’s course."

 

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]

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

1971

Joe Hale ’71 recently began work as president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Joe previously served five years as executive director of The Dreamland, a year-round non-profit film and cultural center on Nantucket Island, Mass.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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]

 

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.

 

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 chemistry 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

John Trimble '77 will be presented with Defense Research Institute's Louis B. Potter Lifetime Profession Service Award in October. John is firm counsel and senior partner at the Indianapolis, Ind., law firm Lewis Wagner, an organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel..

 

1980

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 …”

 

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.

 

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.

 

1990

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

1994

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.

 

1995

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.”.

 

1998

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

2000

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).

 

2001

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

2005

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.

 

2006

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.

 

2007

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.

 

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]

 

In 2019, Luke Zwanziger ’08 was invited to teach and perform at improv festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh International Improv Festival, New Zealand Improv Festival, We the People Improv Festival and Third Coast Improv Festival. As director of video production at Curious Comedy Theater, Luke has filmed numerous comedy celebrities and his script, “VAMPI.E.R.,” was selected as a finalist for the 2020 FiLMLab Writers’ Room at the Willamette Writers Conference. [PHOTO]

 

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.

 

2011

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.

 

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..

 

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 was named as one of the Rotary Club of Evansville’s “20 under 40” honorees. Bryan works as an associate vice president at Stifel, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm.

 

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

 

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.

 

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]

 

2015

In February, Brianna Harlan '15 was named a board member for Ruckus, a Louisville, Ky.-based, independent, non-profit journal that engages with art in the American South and Midwest. Brianna works as an artist and creative community organizer.

 

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

 

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.

 

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].

 

2018

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]

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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