Casey Receives Honorary Diploma from Fordham University

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Casey's roommates: L to R Christina Halligan, Cassie Foote, Janine Repka, Kelsey Butler

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Casey’s class of 2010 graduated from Fordham University. In addition to Casey being recognized by many of her classmates and friends with a single pink rose pinned to their graduation gowns, the University recognized her as well. Casey’s name appeared in the commencement program and she was remembered in prayer at the morning commencement for the entire University. At the separate diploma ceremony for the Fordham College Lincoln Center students in the afternoon, Casey was mentioned by the student speaker in the class address given by Dave de la Fuente. The first diploma awarded by Dean Grimes was to Casey, which was accepted by her parents. Dean Grimes and the Fordham University community lovingly acknowledged that Casey, one of their own, was not physically present on this memorable day, but was there in spirit to guide over and watch her fellow classmates and friends accept their diplomas.

View more photos of the graduation. Click  on the video below to watch Dean Grimes present Casey’s diploma.

Marie Larson and Brooke Burdge each wearing one of Casey's dresses under their graduation gowns

Casey's parents Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson accepting Casey's dipolma from Deans Grimes and Greif

Casey's dipolma

The Feldmans Meet With CU Alternative Spring Break Students in NYC

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

CU students, The Feldmans and Casey's Fordham roommate,Christina Halligan preparing meals at God's Love We Deliver on 3-24-10. Right front -scholarship recipient, Tsion Zergaw.

This week the students at The University of Colorado at Boulder are on spring break, where many have chosen to do an “alternative” break, volunteering their time in community service projects throughout the nation. Seven CU students received scholarships through the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation enabling them to participate in the “Alternative Spring Break” program this year.

Casey’s parents, Dianne Anderson and Joel Feldman met up with the twelve CU students who are volunteering in NYC this week at “God Love, We Deliver”, an organization that prepares and delivers some 3,200 meals per week to those living with HIV/Aids, cancer and other serious illnesses who are too sick to provide meals for themselves. The Feldman’s were able to spend an afternoon volunteering with these dedicated young people and meet scholarship recipient, Tsion Zergaw.  Casey’s Fordham University roommate, Christina Halligan, who would volunteer with Casey at Momentum Soup Kitchen, joined in on Wednesday to help out between classes. Casey’s Fordham friend, Brooke Burdge, who was interning for the day, met up with the Feldmans and the students for a dinner at the end of the day.

Note: A full story on all of the trips and the impact of the experience on the students and scholarship recipients will be forthcoming. To see more photos from this trip visit CaseyFeldmanNetwork.org and view the album, “God’s Love We Deliver – NYC Alternative Spring Break Volunteers“.