Oren & Harriet Glatt

Oren & Harriet Glatt

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Oren & Harriet  Glatt

Oren Glatt, ba '52, was born on August 27, 1928 in Wichita. Glatt and his family moved to a farm near Abilene, Kan. where he attended high school. In 1946, Glatt enlisted in the United States Army where he served as an MP in Inchon, Korea. He majored in psychology and was involved in Young Republicans, Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, and was president of the sophomore class of 1949. Also while at Washburn, Glatt helped organize the Eisenhower-For-President Club in 1950. Glatt was a stock broker and general manager of Long Investment Company, Inc., retiring as president after 50 years in 2004. He also owned and operated Glatt Motors commercial lawn equipment, retiring in 2004 after 50 years. Since 1980 he has been general manager of Glatt Farms in rural Abilene. He is married to Harriet (Heins) Glatt, ba '55, who was born on November 22, 1928. Harriet received a degree from the University of Kansas in 1950 and received her teaching certificate from Kansas Wesleyan University. She taught art at the middle school in Abilene. The Glatts have a son, Karl, a graduate of Washburn and a daughter, Abigail, a graduate of Kansas State University. Abby teaches science at the Abilene Middle School. The couple endowed the Zelpha Miller Glatt Family Scholarship. Oren's mother, Zelpha Miller Glatt, was widowed in 1937, but continued to work to support her family of six. Oren donated the funds to establish two scholarships for Washburn students. One went to students with a preference given to students from Dickinson County and the other was the Zelpha Miller Glatt Family Washburn Women's Alliance Scholarship for single mothers.  Throughout his life, Glatt has been active in the community serving for over 50 years in several organizations such as the American Legion and the Elks Lodge.