Glenn Massay Endowed Scholarship
Longtime Palmer resident Glenn Massay was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His father, George E. Massay, was a minister and his mother, Florence Hough Massay, was a schoolteacher. Massay attended Bethany College and California State Teachers College where he completed a degree in education.
After serving in the Army Signal Corps as a photographer, Massay taught junior high school for several years before earning his master’s and Ph.D. in history at West Virginia University. After serving in various faculty positions at several universities, Massay discovered his passion for community college administration.
As a result of a chance meeting during an Alaska vacation, Massay became the founding president of the Tanana Valley Community College in Fairbanks and began his long career with the University of Alaska. As Massay’s reputation of understanding and adapting programs to meet the changing educational needs of a community grew, he moved to Palmer to build enrollment at Mat-Su Community College where he served as academic dean and director. After retiring from Mat-Su College, he was awarded the first director emeritus title in the University of Alaska system.
Massay was active in the community serving on several boards, including the Palmer Chamber of Commerce and The United Way. He had a wonderful baritone voice and was active in musical performances throughout his life.
Glenn Massay passed away in 2013.