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Special message to the Class of 2020 from Elaine Kops-Bedel '74

Events and Social Gatherings

Due to COVID-19, all on-campus events are canceled through June.  Currently, the Office of Alumni Relations will be implementing engagement opportunities for all alumni and friends of the College.  If you have any suggestions, please send an email to alumni@hanover.edu.  In the meantime, please feel free to join in any of the following activities.

ongoing events

  • Virtual Book Club - Hanover College’s Office of Alumni Relations is partnering with the Duggan Library to host a virtual book club for our alumni and friends.  We will begin reading our first book, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, on May 18, 2020.  Membership is free.  You just need to purchase or borrow a copy of the book. We recommend eBooks during this time of social distancing. The book club will take place on a discussion board between May 18 through June 18.  Register to participate at https://our.hanover.edu/virtualbookclub.


Monday, June 1
The Kick-Off to 'Nailed It Pantry Challenge' with Rev. Catherine Knott
Join us each Monday in June for a weekly "pantry cooking challenge".  Our goal is to get parents, students, faculty, and staff motivated to participate/donate, while also raising awareness of food scarcity/food waste/environmental stewardship. 

What's the Challenge?  Each week a College special guest will post their cooking challenge.  Then, on June 22, our final guest chef will challenge all alumni to get creative and post their pantry challenge dish for voting between June 22 and June 29 (photo submission TBD).  Whoever has the most votes by July 6 will receive a $100 Kroger gift card.

Did you know that Hanover College has a food pantry that is supported by the Panther Emergency Assistance Fund?  This supports students in lieu of traditional dining options that are not available over the summer or during breaks.  Your support will make an impact on students who stay on campus over the summer, as well as those who come back early, such as student teachers.

Monday, June 8
Nailed It Pantry Challenge with Leo Carnicelli '21

Leo Carnicelli '21 is a current student who helps to oversee the Hanover College Food Pantry and is very involved with Second Helpings which is an Indianapolis nonprofit food rescue, hunger relief, and culinary job training in Central Indiana.  Join Leo as he opens his pantry and gets creative!  Come back on June 15 to see our next celebrity Nailed It, participant.

Thursday, June 11
Virtual Pub Night - Alumni and friends from around the world can register for our Virtual Pub Night.  The pandemic has allowed us to be more creative and I urge you not to miss this.  We have special guests who will be making Hanover signature drinks and we'll hear from a Burbon expert.  Registration is required.

Monday, June 15
'Nailed It Pantry Challenge' with Lake and Kelly Lambert
Join us on Monday, June 15 to see what President Lake Lambert and Kelly Lambert have whipped up for us and see who they will challenge next!

Monday, June 22
Tune in for the last 'Nailed It Challenge' featuring our very own Chef Andrew from Parkhurst Dining, Chef Andrew.  Chef Andrew has been featured on the Food Network show "Chopped", Axis Network’s show "Drinking Made Easy", and has been the executive chef at Buck’s Restaurant & Bar in Louisville.  Andrew has also won the Taste of Derby Bloody Mary contest and the Best Restaurant 2017 when he was employed at La Chasse.

Monday, June 22 to Monday, June 29
All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the College have been challenged!  Now it's your turn to create a dish only using your leftover pantry items.  All you need to do is create your dish, take a photo, and post it between June 22 and June 29 - (Platform TBD).  Please include the name of your dish and the ingredients that you used.  

Monday, June 29 to Monday, July 6
All the entries will be in and now it's YOUR turn to vote for the best Nailed It Food Pantry Challenge!   
Whoever has the most votes by the end of the day on July 6 will receive a $100 Kroger gift card.

Don't forget to help support the Hanover College Food Pantry that is supported by the Panther Emergency Assistance Fund.  This supports students in lieu of traditional dining options that are not available over the summer or during breaks.  Your support will make an impact on students who stay on campus over the summer, as well as those who come back early, such as student teachers.


Are you interested in helping students succeed during this time?  The Levett Career Center is currently looking for alumni who can assist with Mock Interviews, Resume Reviews, and possible internships. Please reach out to Jenny Moss, Director of Internships, at mossj@hanover.edu.


Are you in need of career advice?  In this time of unemployment and the unknown, you can feel secure in knowing that the Levett Career Center is available to help.  Contact them at https://careercenter.hanover.edu/alumni/ or to see a list of staff and their phone numbers, go to https://careercenter.hanover.edu/contacts/.


Virtual Pub Night 
June 11, 2020 
Churchill Downs  
June 27, 2020  - canceled
October 9-11, 2020
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