Hamm named director of alumni relations at Tabor

HammRod Hamm, an alumnus of Tabor College from Hillsboro, has been named the college?s director of alumni relations.

?I am very excited to be coming back to Tabor College as the director of alumni relations,? Hamm said. ?I look forward to the opportunity of connecting with alumni and friends of the college and sharing with them what is happening on our campus.?

Hamm has a passion for the Tabor College constituents and community. He graduated from Tabor in 1983 with a bachelor of arts in health and physical education. He served as an admissions counselor at Tabor from 1989-95 and was women?s basketball coach from 1992-95.

In 1995, Hamm was promoted from physical education and health instructor to head coach of women?s soccer women?s softball coach.

In 1998, Hamm left Tabor to work for Baker Bros. Printing in Hillsboro, where he worked in sales and handled administrative duties. In 2011, Hamm took his experience down the street to become a sales representative for Midway Motors.

Hamm?s outgoing and energetic personality makes him the good fit for his new role at Tabor, according to President Jules Glanzer.

?Rod has a passion to serve our alumni and help them connect to each other and the college,? Glanzer said. ?He knows so many of our alums by name and has followed them in life.?

Hamm will be joining two family members who are already employed at the college. Brenda, his wife, works in the admissions department as campus visit coordinator; son Derek is assistant professor of graphic design.

Familiarity with the Tabor family will benefit Hamm in his new role.

?We welcome Rod to this new role that will include engaging Tabor alumni in efforts to connect them better to each other and to our campuses,? said Ron Braun, vice president for advancement at the college. ?Rod?s experience and knowledge of generations of alumni will serve him well in this position.?

Hamm is a member of the Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, Kiwanis Club and the Hillsboro Conven?tion and Visitors Bureau.

He also has served as a commentator for Tabor College Internet broadcasts as well as Hillsboro High School Booster Club chair and Hillsboro High School Site Council chair.

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