CLYMER-The generous nature of a Clymer Central School graduate was made apparent as he delivered his address as the district's commencement speaker.
Collin Agee, who graduated from Clymer in 1976, has donated two new scoreboards-in the amount of $4,000-for the district's softball and baseball teams.
Agee, now Army Intelligence senior adviser for IC Engagement, was involved with Clymer's baseball team during his time as a student. According to Agee, he observed many things that have changed since his own graduation-as well as some things that haven't changed-during his return visit to the school.
Jo-Linda Rhodes, a member of the Clymer Central School varsity softball team, is pictured holding a $2,000 check donated by Collin Agee.
"You have softball now, but we didn't have softball (back then)," Agee said during his commencement address. "So I took a stroll out back, and I noticed that you didn't have a scoreboard. We're going to fix that."
Agee then presented two $2,000 checks to graduating students representing the softball and baseball teams. The first check was presented to Jo-Linda Rhodes. After joking that, because he made a donation to the softball team, he was obligated to make a donation to the baseball team, Agee then presented the second check to Dan Lictus.
Karen Moon, interim Clymer superintendent, said she anticipates the scoreboards to be beneficial for future generations of students.
"The district is deeply moved and thankful for Mr. Agee's gift of two scoreboards for our baseball and softball teams," she said. "The gifts, I know, were given by Mr. Agee with love for the Clymer School and community, and in hopes they will be enjoyed for a very long time."
Since his time at Clymer, Agee has gone on to have a distinguished career in the military, serving in several capacities. He has served more than 20 years as an Army Intelligence officer, with assignments including: J2 Operations for U.S. forces in Haiti, XVIII Airborne Corps ACE chief and Senior Intelligence officer of the 10th Mountain Division. He commanded Headquarters Company, 125th MI Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion.
He has also earned a Master in Military Arts and Science from the School for Advanced Military Studies, a Bachelor of Science in National Security and Public Affairs from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is a graduate of the Defense Intelligence Agency's Post Graduate Intelligence Program.