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Casey recognized by alma mater Saturday

Monday, October 18, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The University of Notre Dame is presenting Brian W. Casey, a 1985 graduate of that institution and the 19th president of DePauw University, with its Harvey G. Foster Award.

Casey is being honored for his distinguished involvement in civic and university initiatives. The Notre Dame Alumni Association presented the award at Saturday's game between the Fighting Irish and Western Michigan.

"A New Jersey native, Mr. Casey made quite the impact as a student in South Bend," notes the citation. "An elected member of Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society that celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, Mr. Casey graduated from Notre Dame summa cum laude with degrees in philosophy and economics.

"Additionally, he received the Economics Award, which is conferred on a student who earns the highest grade point average in that subject. In his 'spare' time at Notre Dame, Mr. Casey served as captain of Notre Dame's varsity swim team and earned the University's Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor his senior year."

Casey later earned a law degree from Stanford University Law School, where he was a member and article editor of the Stanford Law Review and graduated with honors. He worked for a law firm, but then returned to the classroom earning a Ph.D in the history of American civilization from Harvard University.

Casey began working in academics at Brown University, where he served as an assistant provost. He next returned to Harvard, where he became associate dean for academic affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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