Above Glenn is shown wearing a fedora given to him by Sam Hummel after Sam learned that Glenn was looking for a proper fedora that could be given the color “Carolina Blue”. Glenn plans a promotion encouraging all rabid “Tar Heel” fans to wear Carolina Blue Fedoras at all University of North Carolina home football games to honor the head football coach whose last name is Fedora. Promoting causes is characteristic of both Glenn and Sam.
Glenn is native of Lillington, North Carolina (USA) and currently resides in Buies Creek, Harnett County, North Carolina. He is a retired high school social science teacher and principal with an advanced degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
During the early part of his teaching career, he was influenced by the work of Elliott Wigginton, developer of the Foxfire project in Georgia. He has taught state and local history, both at the high school and community college level, and has collected numerous oral histories from the Harnett County area. Glenn was a state finalist in the North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition in 1972, and was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man in America in 1984, and also by Tyco Electronics as recipient of its Teacher-Innovator Award in 1995.
In 1970 he had the wisdom to marry Ann, a native Harnett Countian, who retired in 2003 after 31 years as a primary grades teacher. They have two children, Eric and Melissa, and three grandsons Benjamin Hood, Nathan Hood, and Will Poovey, and a granddaughter, Annabelle Poovey.
He served as Governor of Rotary District 7710 in 2005-06, and has been for many years a member of the Lillington Rotary Club. He along with Ronnie Faulkner of Coats, North Carolina and other members of the Rotary Club of Lillington in 1985 were among leaders who sought to memorialize Cornelius Harnett by helping to develop the annual Cornelius Harnett Gala [originally the Cornelius Harnett Ball] in 1985.
Glenn’s contributions to the memory of Cornelius Harnett over the years have been extensive. A major contribution to this Web site includes a video that he developed for use at the annual gala and which is accessible from the “Image Gallery” under the heading “Video”.
Together with Sue Ross, Glenn was co-editor of Lillington: The Centennial Sketch book, Volume I, published by The Greater Lillington Community Fund, Inc. 2003, 181 pages.
Glenn also provided details on how to access the digitized version of the outstanding book by R. D. W. Connor entitled, Cornelius Harnett: An Essay in North Carolina History. [See Resources/Books under this Web Site]