Gathering of friends in memory of Elon Academy scholar Chris Glockson

A gathering of friends and family will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 29 in Oaks 212 in memory of Chris Glockson, who died July 20.


Christopher Glockson II, Alpha scholar in the Elon Academy, died in an accident at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of Christopher Glockson and Jennifer Williams and the grandson of Lee Bleigh. He is survived by many siblings and other relatives.

Chris was born in Hollywood, Fla., and graduated from Walter Williams High School in Burlington, N.C. in 2010. He had recently started a new job in New York City. Chris was a part of the inaugural class of the Elon Academy in 2007 and was known for his kindness, intelligence, and charisma.

Elon Academy Director Deborah Long paid this tribute to Chris: “Chris enriched the Elon Academy and all who knew him with his intelligence, unique personality, and quick wit. We will miss Chris deeply, but he and his contributions to the Elon Academy as a member of the charter class, and later as a teaching assistant in our philosophy class, will never be forgotten.”

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Elon Academy Associate Director Darris Means at or call 336-278-6285.