Young Alumni Council

You've tossed your tasseled cap and left the stage with a bow. You are probably wondering to yourself, 'What do I do now?'" Allow the Young Alumni Council of Hanover College to help you transition from student to alum and provide opportunities to fellowship, develop, and thrive. You have graduated within the last 10 years, and now is the time for you to expand your impact, engage in your new community, and increase your potential. The Young Alumni Council is here to help ensure this new journey is filled with joy.

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) aims to implement programs and activities that will engage recent graduates of Hanover College. Through this servant leadership, the council is an advisory and programming board for graduates, strengthening the relationship between young alums and Hanover College. The Young Alumni Council also fosters the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to Hanover College and prepare them for active alum leadership roles.

The Young Alumni Council works with the Office of Advancement to support Hanover College's mission and serve the young alum community by:

  • Promoting the social, professional, philanthropic, and service interests of Young Alumni.
  • Ensure continued Hanover College improvement for students and alums through service and support-specific initiatives.
  • Educating current students and recent alums about the goals, projects, and services of Hanover College and the YAC.
  • Stewarding graduates of the last 10 years in increased engagement and philanthropy with Hanover College.
  • Developing programming and communications tailored to Hanover's newest alums.

Application process

Fill out the form below to apply for Council consideration. Nominations are accepted year-round; however, applications are due by June 5 each year to be considered for the following academic year. Council members will begin their service on July 1 for a two-year term. Current Young Alumni Council members will evaluate and select the FY 24 cohort.


  • Recent HC graduate (within the past ten years)
  • Participation in 1 Young Alumni Council Sub-Committee
    • Philanthropy
    • Communications
    • Events
  • Ability to serve two consecutive years on the Young Alumni Council with the option for a third year
  • Willingness to support Hanover College's mission and programming efforts
  • Commit to attending monthly virtual YAC meetings (minimum of one per quarter)
  • Enthusiasm for Hanover College, the Young Alumni Council, the alum community, and current/future students at Hanover College.
  • Support Hanover College through time, talent, and/or treasure each fiscal year.
  • Represent and promote the YAC, the Office of Advancement, and Hanover College on campus or in your community.
  • Ability to participate in alum events (the Hanover College Alumni Office hosts various events on and off campus throughout the year and across the US, based on location).

Cassey Higdon '17
Assistant Director of Constituency Engagement and Annual Giving

Young Alumni Council Members
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