I met Mr. Korz as a little girl. I bounced through the halls with my father, Bill McCluney, who worked alongside Mr. Korz. My memories at ECC always include the kind-hearted people like Mr. Korz who always displayed an unwavering desire to help the students be greater. It was my time spent at ECC that helped me realize I wanted to do the same thing for children. Were it not for my time spent at ECC I'm not sure I would be working with Exceptional Students. I love what I do and I always give credit to Mr. Korz, the staff at ECC, and my father - of course! I am sad to hear of Mr. Korz retiring but the students and staff at ECC have been blessed to have had him at the helm. Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Korz!
I learned of the Episcopal Center first as a volunteer and then as an employee. After I retired, I served on the Board of Directors and I continue still as a member of the ECC Auxiliary Board of volunteers. It is impressive to see the program in operation and the dedication of the staff. The fact that the specialized staff members continue to work there for thirty-some years (when higher salaries are elsewhere, I'm sure), tells me how special a place ECC is, and what a special Director and person Alan is. -- I, like everyone, wish him all the best as he moves on to a well-deserved retirement.
Many years ago someone said to me the hardest way to be in life was even, neither up nor down but consistently the same. Alan Korz fits that description. I have worked for Alan for twenty three years and in that time I have never seen him rude, unkind or demeaning. His courtesy extends to everyone! Gentleman is truly the apt word for Alan. He is a role model for all his employees and for the children and families we serve. He has developed a fine and unique organization in the Episcopal Center and he has made a difference. He has set a sturdy base for an organization that will continue to grow and thrive. He will be sorely missed and always in our hearts.