Hayhow, Mawby - Leaving a Legacy


Consciously or subconsciously,people want to be remembered after they die; however, not everyone is. It is through acts of goodwill that a legacy is created. The legacies of the late David Hayhow and the late Russell G. Mawby live on through Olivet College. They generously donated what they had to make the campus a better place.

Hayhow served the Olivet College community in his tenure by overseeing the Heritage Campaign while he was a member of the Board of Trustees. This campaign ran from 2006 to 2010.


He was a member of the board from 1995 to 2015. Barb Spencer, executive assistant to the president, confirmed that Hayhow was not only a member of the board, but, in fact, the chairman.


Hayhow was involved in numerous projects on campus. He wanted to improve the college for the students and make it a better place for them to learn and grow. He worked with many current employees. Burrage Librarian Judy Fales said, “He was always well prepared and organized. I observed him take serious stands in cases of promises made to students. He was very fair. A very classy, elegant, man.”

Similarly, Russell G. Mawby had the betterment of the college in mind. Biology Professor Leah Knapp


said, “The garden was named in honor of [Mawb