Senior profile: Corey Glocker

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What is your preferred name and major(s)?

My name is Corey Glocker. I am a senior majoring in History and Philosophy.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

I have never held an actual “job” while at McDaniel. My parents told me my number one job was to do the best I can with my grades and make the most of my education. I was fortunate enough that I did not have to work while I was at school. If I had to, it would have been difficult but I would have made it work since I am heavily involved at campus.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel?

I am a part of many organizations at McDaniel. Asides from McDaniel tennis, I am a part of the following organizations: Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, Order of Omega, Relay for Life, History Club, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Phi Beta Kappa, and numerous honor societies.

How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?

These were truly the best four years of my life so far. There have been some bad moments but the amount of positive and wonderful experiences easily overcome them. Part of me wishes I could go back and start all over again but I think I like the path I have take to complete my journey. I never thought I would have enjoyed my four years here as much as i have. McDaniel wasn’t my first choice but I took a chance on coming here. I hope to come back as an alumni and bring my family someday to the place that has made me the person I am today.

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

I have had a series of mentors along my life. My high school friend Christian, my first employer, my first tennis coach, and my oldest brother have been the best mentors in my life. Their wisdom and belief in me has kept me to keep going and not ever giving up in life.

What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

I’ve encountered a few challenges along the way. Failure, defeat, rejection, and doubting myself are some of the challenges I have faced during my four years. I overcame them by getting help from others, facing defeat and rejection, and understood why I wasn’t successful at certain times. I worked harder, I learned from my mistakes, practiced more, studied harder, and kept telling myself I was capable of achieving and being successful continuously during my four years.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

My best memory was that I had earned straight A’s for the first time in my sophomore year and I did it again my in my junior and senior year. I had never done that before and it was amazing that I could achieve that. My worst memory was that I failed an assignment my first semester freshman year. I was in a period of anxiety in my first semester but I overcame it and became stronger having failure and success in my college years.

What has being part of a sports team at McDaniel meant for you?

Sports has meant so much to me. I never would have dreamed of playing a college sport when I was younger. I proved myself and those who doubted me wrong. I’ve learned so much about myself and truly prepared myself for a future career that I will use the skills from playing sports to translate into something great. Playing sports became one of my favorite things to do on campus and I will be in tears when I play my last match at McDaniel. I’ve cherished every practice, match, and workout at McDaniel. I gained a love for the sport, I learned many new things about myself, and i was proud to wear McDaniel Tennis apparel.

What were some of your greatest sports highlights?

Some of my greatest highlights included my first win my freshmen year and my win at ITA regional my senior year. It proved that I was capable of winning and I had the talent to do so.

What are your plans for after graduation?

After I graduate I have some options as to what I want to do. I want to go into teaching, work in law firms, research, business, or go back to more school. I unfortunately did not get into grad school and I may want to work for a period of time then go back into school to become a historian and a professor.

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

I have so much to say for those not graduating. Take chances, make no regrets, try something new, meet new people, don’t waste time on social media, and make the most of your four years. It pains me to graduate now and I want to go back and do it again if I could. Find happiness in times of sorrow and pain. They will happen but try to stay positive and stay the course if you can. Your journey is unknown and special. Take a different path than others because you all will have the same destination, Stand out from everyone but be yourself.

Anything else you want to say to the world?

It truly is a bitter sweet moment to leave McDaniel. I have so much to look forward to but I am saying goodbye to so many great people and things that I was a part of. It is true that I will always be welcomed back and will be an alumni at McDaniel. I was fortunate to have gone to college and I did my best to make the most of it. Some things I wish I could do over and take chances on but perhaps there’s another time to do that. I hope I have inspired some at McDaniel. I wanted to thank everyone for supporting me and believing me along the way. You have inspired me and shown me my great potentials and given me a wonderful experience. I hope someday I can make it up to you and see McDaniel again. Thank you for a wonderful moment in my life and for the memories I will never let go.