New Paltz’s Kyra Russo won the 2022 Thomas Joseph Casey Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Integrity in Journalism. Thomas and Joan Casey endowed a memorial scholarship celebrating the life of their second son Thomas J. (TJ) Casey ’11 (Journalism) to support journalism students studying at SUNY New Paltz. TJ, a thoughtful journalist, was killed in an automobile accident just two months before he was due to start graduate school. In the face of this horrific loss, his friends and family sought to raise $60,000 in his honor, support that will now be awarded to highly qualified journalism students who bring passion, energy and integrity to their profession. The Caseys hope that TJ’s memory can live on as future graduates achieve journalistic success. That may not have been possible without this philanthropic contribution.
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Established by Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Joan Casey in 2016, the Thomas Joseph Casey Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Integrity in Journalism is a scholarship in memory of their son Thomas Joseph Casey to support journalism students studying at SUNY New Paltz. The Fund is established by the donors in order to provide scholarship support to one or more full time junior(s) or first semester seniors majoring in Journalism who bring(s) passion, energy, and integrity to their profession. Exceptional Journalism minors will also be considered. The student should display competence in Journalism through a GPA of 3.25 in the major as well as overall. It is expected that the student will be endorsed by a faculty mentor in the Journalism program.