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Dr. Frank Glass, Motlow president emeritus, to speak at 46th commencement ceremony

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Dr. Frank Glass, former president of Motlow State Community College, will address the more than 700 students who plan to participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College. The ceremonies will be held inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus.

A resident of Tullahoma, Motlow’s third president, and its first president emeritus, Dr. Glass is a career educator who served the College for 26 years. He has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate from Middle Tennessee State University.

“Frank believes in hard work, perseverance, philanthropy, and education,” said Dr. Apple. “He believes in giving of himself to his family and the community, and in the power of education to change lives. Motlow College is indebted to Dr. Glass for his vision, leadership, generosity and commitment to the college and its impact on the lives of area citizens. He has had a positive effect on Motlow College and several generations of students.”

Dr. Glass was dean of the college before being named president in 1987. Under Glass’ leadership, the college grew from a single campus in Moore County to a multi-faceted institution with campuses in Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna.

He is married to Katherine Knowles-Glass and has two sons, Jon and Joe, and two grandchildren, Justin and MacKenzie. He and his wife enjoy traveling and playing golf.

Motlow’s commencement will include two ceremonies, with the first at 10 a.m. for nursing students and students who attended classes primarily on the Moore County campus. A second ceremony for those who took classes at the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers will begin at 2 p.m. Glass will speak at both.