American Graduate Champion: Holly Glickler

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Holly Glickler! Holly Glicker is a mother in Buda, Texas. She dedicated her life to her two children so they could grow up differently from her own childhood. She is the second of five children, with two half brothers, and had to juggle school, taking care of her family and working two jobs. Glickler went to the University of Texas on scholarship money and graduated with no debt before working at IBM. After her two children were born, Glicker became legally disabled due to her epilepsy. Her child, Morgan Glickler, wanted to share her story as an inspiration. “My mom is a kind, caring, and loving person. Even though I can get annoyed with her, my life would not be the same without her,” her nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.