Mary Carter Glascor ’34, Educator, Humanitarian

Mary was inducted into the National Honor Society at West High School. She received a scholarship to Howard University, Washington, D.C., and attended there in 1936-1937. In 1938 she graduated following with post-graduate studies in Advanced Case Work from The Ohio State University. She became a charter member of the National Association of Social Workers and was accepted into the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

During World War II she became the first African-American supervisor with the Franklin County chapter of the Red Cross. She also pioneered for her race at the university level becoming the first African-American academic advisor within OSU’s College of Education. A member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, she also put in over a decade of good deeds on the boards of several organizations, some being the United Way, the Church Women United, the Central Ohio League Against Child Abuse, and the NAACP. She continues helping the less fortunate

through Life Care and the Second Community Church of Columbus, the House of Worship she helped found.

From 1968 until 1979 Mary was an Academic Counselor in the OSU College of Education. She received the first annual Ed. Lums award for outstanding service to students and the President’s Citation for her volunteer and advisory board work with the Minority Affairs Office and Friends of the OSU Libraries. She was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizen’s Hall of Fame in 1998 and was the Grand Marshal for the Ohio State Fair parade.

Mary has been married for fifty-seven years to Judge H. Alfred Glascor (retired) and is the mother of two children and one grandchild.

Update: Mrs. Glascor died December 6, 2016, just days after her 100th birthday. After Judge Glascor died in October, 2011, at the age of 97, she said she wanted to live to be 100. She was always a lady of her word!