Governor Rick Scott recognized EWC President, Dr. Nathaniel Glover with the “Great Floridian Award” on May 10, 2016 for his dedication to higher education and the community of Jacksonville. He previously served in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for thirty-seven years and was elected as the first African American sheriff in Jacksonville in over 100 years. Before retiring, Dr. Glover diverted his pension benefits to create a $250,000 scholarship fund for deserving low-income students in the Jacksonville community. Governor Scott said, “Nat Glover is very deserving of the Great Floridian award and I am proud to recognize his many years of service today. President Glover is committed to making sure Florida students have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. We are also thankful for his 37 years in law enforcement and keeping the families in Jacksonville safe.” Dr. Glover said, “I am honored to receive the Great Floridian award from Governor Rick Scott today. I have dedicated many years of my life and career to providing opportunities for Florida’s students to succeed and attend college. I hope my life inspires others to invest in their communities and support our state’s young people.” As noted, Dr. Glover became President of Edward waters College after serving as Jacksonville Sherriff for eight years. It is clear Dr. Glover’s heart is for the progress of young people. The Great Floridian award is given to men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.