Happiness is being with people you care about

A little more than a week ago, we held our annual Homecoming event filled with reunions, concerts, a performance from The Second City, a football game and a celebration of a successful fundraising campaign that gave us new outdoor athletic facilities. But most important was everyone’s opportunity to reestablish friendships with former students, with current…

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An open letter to the Class of 2017

Dear Class of 2017: You are approaching a time when you will make a decision about what college or university to attend, and I want to tell you why Hanover College should be on your short list. Last evening, my husband, Mike, and I met with first-year students in their residence halls to talk with…

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Takin’ it to the streets

A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to our graduating seniors. It was a wonderful, but sad day. After being with them for four years, it was hard to see them leave. But then I turned my attention to the new class coming in and now I am eager to see what these students will…

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Meeting alumni around the world

One of the most pleasant aspects of my job is the hundreds of alumni I get to meet as I travel around the country. They confirm our belief that a Hanover education will prepare you to take advantage of a lifetime of opportunities. Let me give you two examples: Two weeks ago Ross Hubbard ’74…

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Go out and see the world

I love to travel. I love seeing parts of the world that I have read about or studied. I have succeeded in passing that love of seeing the world on to my children as they both have traveled widely. One of my favorite trips was with our two children to Hong Kong. Our daughter was…

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The Night of the Cat

Dear Students, Prospective Students, Parents and Colleagues: There have been some wonderful events at Hanover recently and in our family life as well. The annual Halloween party, co-hosted by me and the Student Senate, held at the President’s home, was a huge success. Every year the costumes get better. We must have had 400 students…

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Lots of great events and news!

Two more days and the fall term begins in earnest, although the first-year class and the Common Reading groups make it seem like classes have already started. I led the Common Reading discussion group for transfer students this past week. This is a very special group of people. They are not new to the college…

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Insight into the Hanover experience

Greetings to Hanover College’s future students. We have been waiting all summer for your arrival. This is the view you will see every day, just as I do outside my front door. For those of you who’ll come to campus in the next few days and weeks your questions about your first semester in college…

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