Glenwood Alumni

Since our founding in 1887, thousands of students have passed through Glenwood’s doors and onto brighter futures. Glenwood’s history is filled with the success stories of students who came from challenging family situations and were provided the skills and values needed to build better lives for themselves. Many of our alumni have served or are serving in the military and others represent a wide variety of professions throughout the country.

The Glenwood Academy Alumni Association was originally formed in 1912. In 1982, the Association reorganized with a new mission to undertake community projects that advance the welfare of current Glenwood students.

Today, active alums are involved in many ways, from participating on the board of the Alumni Association and becoming active donors, and working on campus. The Alumni Association also sponsors many activities throughout Glenwood and conducts three to four fundraising events every year in order to continue in their efforts to enhance the lives of Glenwood students. The Glenwood Alumni Association also publishes “The ALUMinator,” which is a semi-annual newsletter sent to more than 1,000 Glenwood alumni, friends and supporters across the country.

While many students stay involved with Glenwood after graduation, it is challenging for the Glenwood Alumni Association to keep in touch with every Alumni. However, the Association is committed to keeping an accurate account of our alumni’s continued successes.

If you are Glenwood alumnus and wish to be on our mailing list, please contact the Association at 708-756-6108 or


Alumni Spotlight

Bryan SamuelsBryan Samuels
Bryan Samuels is the current executive director of Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. He is formerly the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Health and Human Services (ACYF) in Washington D.C. Samuels is an alumnus who spent 12 years at Glenwood before being accepted at the University of Notre Dame. We are so proud of our alumni!

Ray Borgia

 Ray Borgia

For the past 50 years, one name has become synonymous with Glenwood – Ray Borgia. When Glenwood celebrated its 120-year anniversary, Ray had walked the campus for more than half that time. Ask alumni who had the greatest affect on their lives, and many will say it was Ray. It is a legacy he wears with pride.

“During the past 50 years Ray has inspired, guided, counseled and mentored thousands of Glenwood students. He has indeed made a difference and everyone at Glenwood is truly grateful to him,“ said former Glenwood President John Irwin.


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