Moraine Valley Community College

Major: Engineering
Hometown: Wrightwood/Ashburn

“Friendly, enthusiastic, and charismatic are the words that first come to my mind when I think of Clancy. When I first met Clancy, he wasn’t even in one of my classes, but had class across the hall. He would come into my classroom each day between classes and greet me with a big smile and a friendly word, then head off to his class.

“The following year, I had Clancy in class and got to know him even more. It is rare to see him without a smile on his face. He has a fantastic sense of humor and has been a pleasure to get to know throughout his time here at MPA. Clancy has an exuberant personality that brings life to the classroom or the court. He also is a great supporter of his friends and classmates and can often be found cheering them on in their various activities and sports.

“Always one to jump in to lend a hand wherever he sees a need, Clancy will definitely be missed here at MPA. I will miss visiting with him in my classroom, hearing his laughter, and listening to his stories. I know that he will bring joy to those whose path he crosses as he moves forward to the next adventure that awaits.”

— Math teacher Catie McAlister