The word “Legacy”By George Justin Meno '01
While the word “legacy” is frequently tossed off in careless fashion with little thought to its deeper significance, to me it carries a double-meaning. I view my “legacy” both as something concrete that I can hand down to those students who follow me, and as something intangible – the sense of myself that outlives me when I move on in life. As a CMC student, I formed meaningful bonds with the community and the school itself – with my professors and my classmates – and in the future I hope to continue to find myself in a position to give back directly to the school and to assist my classmates-turned-colleagues in their careers. But beyond this, CMC taught me how to impact the lives of all those people around me positively, to create true value within the organizations and communities where I work, and to embody the virtues of positive leadership – strength, vision, courage and compassion. In aiming high, and in working with other CMC graduates who share my curiosity and passion, I believe that my broader legacy in life will reflect back on CMC, and become an example for future students of what that great institution of higher learning is capable of instilling in its students.