Sean Glancy knows a thing or two about staying the course. It took him seven years to reach his graduation goal, balancing the work-school life of a full-time job and a practically full-time class load.
In 1980, Glancy realized his dream, gaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting. It was more than just a diploma – the education he received at UALR put him on the path to becoming a CPA and working in the public and private sectors.
Glancy, a UALR Alumni Association board member, said the class flexibility and offerings added up to a successful college career. He counts Accounting 1 & 2 and Business Law among his favorite classes.
“They truly were the foundation and building blocks of accounting for me,” Glancy said.
While still an undergrad, Glancy worked for the Internal Revenue Service as part of a co-op intern program. He later went on to Arthur Young, Financial Centre Corporation and Clary Development Corporation.
He is currently a partner with Irwin Partners, a real estate brokerage firm in Little Rock.
Even today, Glancy laughs when he thinks back to his college days.
“I will always remember that I took a final (business math) on a Friday afternoon of the 2nd summer session, had rehearsal dinner that night, got married on Saturday, and started back to school on Monday a week later.”
Glancy and his wife have now been together 34 years.