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Memorial Service for Lincoln Center Senior

Contact: Janet Sassi
(212) 636-7577

Casey Feldman
Fordham University will host a memorial service for Casey Feldman, a Fordham College at Lincoln Center senior, on Thursday, Oct. 8th at 6 p.m. at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. The event, Honoring Casey’s Memory, will be held in the 12th-Floor Lounge of the Lowenstein Center, and will be streamed live on the Web.

All members of the Fordham community are invited to attend.

“Casey's friends and family wanted to provide an opportunity to remember Casey and the time we were able to share with her, as short at it was,” said Keith Eldredge, dean of students for the Lincoln center campus. “They have put together a tribute for the Fordham community to celebrate Casey and the tremendous impact she had on all of us who were blessed to know her.”

Feldman, 21, died on July 17 at the Atlantic City Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained when she was struck by a van in Ocean City, N.J., while on her way to work. Feldman lived in a Philadelphia suburb with her family, and was working at a summer job in Ocean City at the time of her death.

At Fordham, she was a communication and media studies major and a news editor on Lincoln Center campus’ student newspaper, The Observer.

Feldman joined The Observer as a freshman and was named assistant news editor as a sophomore. While serving as news editor in her junior year, Feldman was named a  finalist for the 2009 Chandler Award for Student Writer of the Year in Religion, sponsored by the Religion Newswriters Association. Feldman planned to return to her Observer position in the fall, and was to begin an internship at New York 1 television station.

Included in the program will be a short video presentation assembled by her family, and testimonials of her life by friends, family, professors and classmates. Among the student speakers will be fellow Observer staffers and former roommates. Her family will be in attendance.

Also speaking will be Elizabeth Stone, Ph.D., professor of English and communication and media studies, and faculty adviser to The Observer; Brian Rose, Ph.D., professor of communication and media studies; and Amy Aronson, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and media studies.

“Casey was an exceptionally talented news reporter and editor—an inquisitive, dogged and thorough perfectionist,” said Stone. 'Her favorite quote was a line of H.L. Mencken's--'I know of no human being who has a better time than an eager and energetic young reporter.' And I know of no eager and energetic young reporter who took that more to heart than Casey."

Those who are unable to attend but would like to see the service can register to view the event on the Web.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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