Beard

Andy Beard Memorial

Andy was one of those people who radiated good energy at Collin College. He had a compassionate soul and was just a kind person who wished well of everyone around him. He was a calming, positive, and joyful presence. Whenever I needed a laugh I went to find Andy – he had, hands down, the best laugh of anyone, and would just infect those around him with smiles and laughter. He strove to be an effective, skilled teacher and was well-liked and appreciated by his students who recognized his competency, patience, and his desire to help them. Andy was part of the lifeblood of the Plano lab staff team, and his shoes cannot be filled.

“It’s difficult to summarize someone’s existence and be able to capture their zest for life and their impact on every person they encountered. However, Andy was one of those people who radiated good energy. He had a compassionate soul and was just a kind person who wished well of everyone around him. He was a calming, positive, and joyful presence. Whenever I needed a laugh I went to find Andy – he had, hands down, the best laugh of anyone, and would just infect those around him with smiles and laughter. He strove to be an effective, skilled teacher and was well-liked and appreciated by his students who recognized his competency, patience, and his desire to help them. Andy was part of the lifeblood of the Plano lab staff team, and his shoes cannot be filled.” – Stacey Bilich

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