by Joseph Mastando

On February 2nd, the Heavens gained another star as Mount Saint Mary College lost one of it’s best. After suffering from an illness, 49 year old Kenneth Corcoran passed away at┬áThomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Many may remember the commuter’s kind voice┬áresonating in the library as he helped and befriended his fellow nursing majors. Friend and fellow student Nimmy James remembers Corcoran’s friendship saying, “Ken was like a dad and a good friend. He was so selfless.”

Corcoran pursued a major in nursing to continue a life of service to his country. Prior to his enrollment at Mount Saint Mary College, Corcoran served as a United States Marine for 27 years, retiring with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.

Hopefully, the legacy of Corcoran will teach the many that he has touched throughout his years to become as selfless and considerate as he had been. No matter, Mount Saint Mary College will never forget the great person who once sat beside its students in and outside of the classroom.