Drury Spotlight: Abby Glenn '11
Current Occupation: Development Associate, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO
Major: Arts Administration
Minor: Music and Theater Performance
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Extracurriculars: Residential Assistant and Community Assistant for the Residence Life Association, Drury Singers, Concert Choir, Opera, plays and musicals, Arts Administration Club, Pi Beta Phi
Abby Glenn is no amateur when it comes to nonprofit work. Since 2014, Glenn has been the development associate for Habitat for Humanity at the Springfield location. She attributes her dedication and strong work ethic to Drury University’s unique academic programs and commitment to helping students succeed.
During Glenn’s freshman year at Drury, her ALPHA class visited the Habitat for Humanity site and to learn about the organization and volunteer. Now, years later, Glenn contributes to the marketing initiatives and plans fundraising events for the company.
“What was cool was that my service plunge my freshman year was at Habitat. I’m in that picture somewhere… it’s a cool full circle story,” Glenn said.
In addition, Glenn was just recently recognized in Biz 417’s “20 Under 30” magazine issue. The award showcases her enthusiasm and success for planning fundraising events in the Springfield area.
“I’ve always felt like in college, I was the second choice for a lot of awards… being recognized for this in my professional career, as an adult, was a really cool thing.”
Glenn was nominated by the Rotary Club of Springfield, a nonprofit networking group of which she is a member.
Not only does Glenn stay busy with her job, but she still finds ways to stay involved with Drury students. She has found opportunities to speak with seniors about transitioning from college to the job-searching period as well as give presentations about Habitat for Humanity. She is also Pi Beta Phi’s Alumnae Club President for Springfield.
Looking back, Glenn is thankful that Drury places a high emphasis on the importance of giving back to the community.
“I was a very involved person and I thought that was really important to my career at Drury and really set me up for success later,” Glenn said.
Story & video by Michaela Remijio