Meet Byron Lawrence Glover, an accounting and finance double major who graduated magna cum laude earlier this month from Belmont.
But what makes Byron’s story special isn’t his avid pursuit of numbers at a University more commonly known as a haven for musicians. Rather, it’s that Byron is the third-generation from his family to pursue an accounting career and to do so at Belmont.
“Belmont just made sense for me honestly,” Byron said. “My strong family history here at Belmont, the great location in Nashville and the academics/network of Belmont all made it very attractive to me.”
Born and raised in Brentwood, Byron is the grandson of Lawrence Glover, who taught accounting at Belmont for 35 years and has endowed scholarships in both business and accounting in his name to support undergraduate students in those areas. Byron Glover, Sr., a partner in Glover and Glover CPAs, also taught accounting on campus and received his MBA from the Jack C. Massey College of Business. Glover and Glover is a family-owned accounting firm that is based in Brentwood.
“As my father and grandfather have owned their accounting firm in Brentwood for the past 26 years,” said Byron, “I have grown up exposed to that business environment, and it has fostered my love for business. From a young age I was interested in business and networking. Accounting, with my second major of finance seemed like the best choice for me to advance in the business world.”
Committed to helping others achieve their goals, Byron was also an active volunteer during his years at Belmont serving in DECA and on the Community Councils of several residence halls. He was also a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting club and the Alpha Chi honor society. Byron’s parents and both sets of grandparents were on campus to celebrate his May 7 commencement, and Byron will return to Belmont once again this fall, this time to pursue his MBA.
“I chose to come back for my MBA at Belmont after having such a great undergraduate experience and building such strong and helpful relationships here. As I told Dr. Fisher the other day, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”