Service to celebrate life of Harve Rawson

Hanover College's campus community and area residents are invited to celebrate the life of Harve Rawson during a remembrance service, Saturday, July 14, at the Point.

Rawson served as professor of psychology at Hanover from 1962-1995. He died in July 20, 2011, at the age of 76 in Lawrenceville, Ga.

In addition to his work in the classroom at Hanover, Rawson was a widely-published author, writing dozens of research articles in professional journals and nine books of his personal experience and interests through his career. He also made more than 500 professional presentations.

A two-time Fulbright Scholar, he spent a year teaching at the College of Health Sciences in Bahrain and later served as dean of faculty at Franklin College.

In addition to his academic career, he founded Englishton Park Children’s Program, where he served as director for more than 25 years, was a founding and long-time board member of the Jefferson County Youth Shelter, four-time president of the Lide White Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, member of the board of directors of Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries, Inc., and was a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters board of directors. 

Hanover advancement director Jean Ozols, said, “It is fitting that the College and local communities remember and honor Harve Rawson. He was a great teacher and mentor and meant so much to students for so many years. He also played a valuable role in Jefferson County, leading and supporting many not-for-profit organizations that served children.” 

The remembrance service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a picnic will immediately follow.

Persons who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP online at or through Ozols at (812) 866-7111 or