Cambridge College degrees attained: Bachelor of Science in Human Services, 2011, and Master of Management, 2013.
Jean Gary Lorcy arrived in the United States in 1997, from Haiti. At the time he did not speak English. His first job was at a restaurant. After a period of time Jean decided to get a certificate in electronics and a certificate in computers. He also married and had 2 children.
Unable to find a job utilizing his training, he made the decision to return to school full-time and was referred to Cambridge College by a friend. During the time he was pursuing his studies he made trips back and forth to his home country to see his father who was suffering with cancer and to also check on a Foundation that he and his brother had established for taking care of Foster Children. It was during one of these trips home that the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, struck Haiti. Jean was on the 6th floor of a parking garage at that time and he had just gone down to the 2nd floor to meet a relative. When the building began to shake and sway he got away from the garage, as it collapsed, however Jean was injured.
In addition, to this calamity, the foundation for the foster children lost everything. He has had to work very hard to restore things there and meet the many needs of the children. Sadly, Jean’s father passed away 3 months after the earthquake.
In spite of Jean’s many responsibilities and challenges during his studies he was consistently seen by faculty and student peers as a stellar student, classmate, and a champion of those in need.
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Cambridge College - Lawrence, Jean knew that he wanted more profession-based practical skills. He knew that his alma mater would provide him with a future filled with promise. Jean was accepted into master of management degree program. Two years later and with an ILP which analyzed the current issues and managerial practices associated with providing workforce skills development to a disabled audience, Jean Gary Lorcy was once again crossing the stage at a Cambridge College Commencement and was on the threshold of new and exciting employment. He is currently employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, utilizing the ideas that he authored in his culminating research project. He hopes one day to open a non-profit agency both here and in Haiti — places, where people with low incomes can receive education and support, with a focus on domestic violence.
Jean’s leadership and motivation serve him well and all those that he serves. His commitment and compassion moves ever forward to make our world a better place.
Jean Gary Lorcy is a member of the Cambridge College learning community. He is Cambridge College.