Dr. Nathaniel Glover Receives the "Solid As A Rock" Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College President Dr. Nathaniel Glover has been named the 2016 recipient of the 18th annual Thompson S. Baker “Solid as a Rock” Award presented by the Junior Achievement of North Florida. The award was given during the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ceremony held Tuesday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m. in the University of North Florida’s Herbert University Center.

The "Thompson S. Baker ‘Solid as a Rock' Award" is given to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community. The award recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community through leadership, hands-on involvement and philanthropic deeds. Since 1999, this annual award has been named for Thompson S. Baker, the founder of Florida Rock Industries.

On April 11, 1995, Dr. Nathaniel Glover, Jr. made history by being elected as the first African American sheriff in Florida in more than 100 years, since Reconstruction. He served two-terms and retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on June 30, 2003.

Dr. Nathaniel Glover is a 1966 graduate of Edward Waters College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. He later earned a Master of Education Degree from the University of North Florida (UNF). Dr. Glover is a graduate of the 130th Session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 1989 class of Leadership Jacksonville. President Glover has been presented with Honorary Doctorate of Law Degrees from both EWC and UNF.

As the 29th president of Florida’s first private college, Dr. Nathaniel Glover brings a plethora of experience as a highly-respected leader, community servant and accomplished advocate for higher education. Since his permanent appointment in February 2011, he has continued to further the vision of transforming EWC into a dynamic and diverse learning-centered community focused on academic excellence, research and bettering humanity.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement has operated in North Florida since 1963 and reached 58,221 students in the region during the 2014-15 school year. Visit www.JAjax.com for more information.