I am saddened to inform you of the death of Casey Barrett, 21, a sophomore management major from Shavertown, on Thursday, October 6. Casey passed away at his off-campus apartment in Indiana.

Casey was an active member of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Business Honors program and was in the Energy Management track.

The Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 North Main Street, Shavertown, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

Update, October 11, 2016:

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that persons please consider donating to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, Pa. 18612 or the National Parks Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20005.

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor should call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center in the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East. Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Counselors will be available for crisis appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support during difficult times.

Members of the IUP Interfaith Council also are available. Please call 724-357-4040 to have a campus minister provide support.


Michael A. Driscoll