Cam Maier ’21 came to Hanover from a small town in Indiana called Griffin (near Evansville).
He says, “I chose Hanover for several reasons, the most memorable one to me is how at home I feel on campus. I think the campus is gorgeous and I love it. I grew up in the country and it feels like going to college in the woods to me and I love that feeling. I also really love the community aspect about Hanover, everyone is so welcoming and genuinely caring about others here and I really appreciate that.”
Maier has kept busy during his four years, balancing double majors in business and economics with a minor in communication. He’s also a student-athlete on the football team, a student ambassador in the Office of Admission, a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a brother of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
As an ambassador, Maier has been able to share his love of Hanover with dozens of families. He says, “I really enjoy meeting new people and showing them why Hanover is so amazing. I love seeing this impact on prospective students because it is so rewarding to see them on campus after they came on a visit with me.”
While at Hanover, he has made a lot of friends, met his girlfriend, and developed relationships with his faculty members. These people have made Maier’s time at Hanover enjoyable, but also have pushed him to develop and grow. Maier is particularly close with Dr. Rob Graham, professor of economics, and Paul O'Daniel, assistant professor of business.
“These two have been my biggest role models while at Hanover and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be the man I am today without them and their guidance. They are the best mentors anyone could ever ask for and I am so grateful to have had them in my corner in my time here at Hanover.”
Maier has loved his four years at Hanover and is not ready to leave in a few weeks. He is excited about the future and what life has in store for him. He says, “Hanover couldn't have prepared me any better for life.” Before he returns home to Evansville, where he plans to work in construction, Maier hopes to cross an item from his bucket list: “I want to play a round of campus golf with Dr. Lambert. I think this would be fun and I would like to get to know him a little better.”