Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Aaron Harshman
By: Dezaray Barr
Aaron Harshman graduated from high school in Indianapolis, which led him to Indiana Wesleyan University’s day program. After one semester of IWU’s day program in Indianapolis, Harshman transferred to IWU’s traditional campus in Marion for May Term, and for the next four years, Harshman was a traditional student on campus.
Initially, Harshman didn’t choose a major. Eventually, he choose Recreation Management and Christian Education in order to truly discover what he wanted to do.
During his time as a student at IWU, Harshman spent two summers working at Springhill Camps as an Activity Counselor. He spent one summer at their Michigan camp site and one summer at their Indiana camp site leading children through activities like the high ropes course.
During his junior year at IWU, Harshman switched his major to Religion Philosophy, which is the major he graduated with in 2005.
After graduating from IWU, Harshman began working at FORUM Credit Union in Indianapolis as an Administrator, Member Service Representative, and Lending Specialist. Harshman spent four years at FORUM, before he choose to continue his education in 2009.
Harshman started law school full time in 2009 at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During his time in Law School, Harshman was a Legal Intern at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in 2010, as well as a Legal Intern for Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. Harshman graduated in 2012 with a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctorate).
After receiving his law degree, Harshman spent three months as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney. Since March, Harshman has been serving as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Hendricks County Indiana, in Danville, with a specialty in crimes against women.
Harshman is married to Rachelle Harshman, who is also an IWU graduate.
Harshman suggests that IWU students take their strengths seriously. “Learn your strengths, and do what you can with them. They are your God given abilities, and they will make everything you do better, whether that’s work or play,” he said.
Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU, Dezaray runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.