Glenn H. Ivers is a native of North Syracuse, NY, and a graduate of Colgate University in 1973 with a degree in English literature. He spent a semester in London studying modern British theater, fiction and public houses. Ivers served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa, from 1974-76 and travelled extensively throughout West Africa upon completion of his service.
Ivers spent his professional career in the human services field in Central New York. He advanced from direct program service to executive leadership through a variety of youth development, health, adult education, refugee and community improvement programs and organizations. His work offered considerable latitude for Ivers to hone his skills as a writer, photographer, publisher and filmmaker.
During the 1990s, Ivers produced three one-hour documentary films. Each was a Telly Award winner and was distributed by the Public Broadcasting Service: Hope is Literate Woman, with First Lady Hillary Clinton; Literacy Changes Lives, with First Lady Barbara Bush; and Song of the Refugee, with Samite Mulondo, the international singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a refugee from Uganda. All three were filmed by a team of two, Scott Shelley as cinematographer and lighting engineer, and Ivers as sound man, interviewer, translator and logistician. The team filmed on location in Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, India, Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and in marginalized
communities throughout the United States.
Angels of Bastogne is the first book-length publication by Glenn H. Ivers. It is based on the true
story of Dr. “Jack” Prior’s experiences during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Prior
served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of Central New York while
Ivers worked as the organization’s executive director from 1998-2005. Ivers is married with three sons and lives quietly in Syracuse, NY. Retired for many years, he volunteers with various non-profit organizations and serves as a substitute teacher in the Syracuse City School District when conditions allow.