Class of 1972

PARDON OUR PROGRESS

Please be aware that Hanover College is under construction this Fall. Areas near College Avenue from the Campus Safety Building (Stone House) to Hendricks may be unavailable for parking during this event. You may arrive on campus using the Main Entrance onto Scenic Drive or the entrance onto Madison Avenue to File Street.

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 Alumni Relations Office is working with your Reunion Chair to plan your reunion gathering. The Schedule of Events is listed below.  Take a look and register before the September 30, 2022, deadline.

  • Make your hotel reservation today. This list of local Madison and surrounding area accommodations is an excellent resource.
  • Update your contact information to ensure you receive updates on your Reunion.

Please take a moment to reflect on those classmates who are no longer with us.

50-Year Endowed Scholarship Fund

In celebration of their 50th reunions, the Classes of 1970 and 1971 established the 50-Year Reunion Endowed Scholarship! The scholarship exists perpetually, ensuring the legacy of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 and their commitment to Hanover College for generations to come. Furthermore, each alumni class will be encouraged to contribute to the scholarship to celebrate their 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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Registration Form

The 'See Who's Coming' directories only include Hanover Alumni, Trustees, and donors. If you would like to know if their significant others are planning to attend, ask your friend or ask us! 

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See Who's Coming to the Reunion Dinner

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Friday Night Gathering
  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Alumni Awards & Reception
    Location:  Campus Center/Patio (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
    Join trustees, faculty, staff, and students on the patio of the Campus Center as we welcome everyone back to campus for Homecoming Weekend. We'll begin with recognizing our Alumni Award Honorees, followed by a reception. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. 

    • 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
  • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Bingo
    Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the Withrow Activities Center (Campus Center) for a great bingo game!
Saturday, October 8, 2022

  - Click to see activities during Homecoming Weekend

  • 8:00 a.m. Tailgate Lot Opens
    • September 19: a link for HOMECOMING tailgate spots will be added to the website. These spots are first-come, first-serve until the grass lot sells. These spots are $25.00 per spot.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Class of 1972 Bridge Walk hosted by Randy '72 and Burtie Beekman McPhee '72
    • The scenic trek is approximately one mile across the Ohio River Bridge and back. We will take Ferry Street up to the Harlan and Hannah Hubbard Walkway from the Fairfield Inn. Many Hanoverians of our era were familiar with the Hubbards and the simple lifestyle they loved. Bottled water will be provided. 
      https://visitmadison.org/directory/harlan-anna-hubbard-walkway-2/.
    • Meet in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 10:00 a.m. - Coach Mentoring Program - Campus Center/Cafe 1827
    Interested in becoming an alumni mentor for a current student?  Join us for an informal gathering at Cafe 1827 located on the lower level of the Campus Center.  Already a Coach mentor or mentee?  Join us and get a free coffee for your testimonial!
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Walking Campus Tour
    The 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. 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/.
    • Make sure to stop by CFA (Center for Fine Arts) to see the Charters of Freedom Memorial dedicated by Vance '72 and Mary Jo Cody Patterson '75. This permanent display promotes civics, education, and the preservation of American history.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Class of 1972 Psychology Majors Coffee Chat
    Join fellow Class of 1972 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 1:30 p.m. - Beta Brothers Gathering
    Meet in Cafe 1827 on the lower level of the Campus Center.  Grab your favorite Starbucks coffee and catch up with friends. A few reserved tables will be available.
  • 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. Seating not provided.
    • Food Trucks
    • Inflatables
    • Give-a-ways
    • Face Paint
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VIP Reception 
    Location:  Campus Center Patio
    By Invitation Only  
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Football vs. Blufton- GO PANTHERS!
    Football tickets are available to purchase at Alumni Stadium
  • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Class of 1972:  50-YEAR REUNION DINNER 
    Location: Science Center - NEW LOCATION
    Cost: $70 per person (includes 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. - Darrin Rubino, Professor of Biology
      • 5:50 p.m. - Welcome and Dinner Prayer from President Lake Lambert 
    • Dinner Hour
      • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
        • 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
        • The bar closes at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 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 donation at the door
    • Time:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Join Don Wiest and Jill Horton Wiest '71 for a tour of the Charles L. Shrewsbury House (also known as the Shrewsbury–Windle House). This historic museum, located at 301 West First Street in Madison, Indiana, was built in 1842 to a design by Francis Costigan. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 for its fine Classical Revival architecture and is located in the Madison Historic District.

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Staying Connected

Contact 

Christy Hughes
Director of Alumni Relations
hughes@hanover.edu
alumni@hanover.edu

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