Edward Waters president receives ‘Solid as A Rock’ Award

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SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER

Edward Waters College (EWC) 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.

President Nathaniel Glover, right, receives the award from Harry Frisch, founder of Beaver Street Fisheries. (COURTESY OF EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE)
President Nathaniel Glover, right, receives the award from Harry Frisch, founder of Beaver Street Fisheries.
(COURTESY OF EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE)

The award was presented during the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ceremony on March 8 at the University of North Florida’s Herbert University Center.

About the award
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.

29th EWC president
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).

He is a graduate of the 130th Session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 1989 class of Leadership Jacksonville. Glover has been presented with honorary Doctorate of Law Degrees from both Edward Waters and the University of North Florida.

He is the 29th president of Florida’s first private college and became EWC’s president in February 2011.

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.

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