College of St. Joseph alumna Sandy Casey was among those who tragically lost their lives in Las Vegas Oct. 1. Sandy graduated from CSJ in 2004 with an undergraduate degree in special education before earning her Master’s Degree from Assumption College.
Sandy, 35, lived in Redondo Beach, Calif., and she served as a special education teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School. She taught students with special needs at nearby Poultney High School before relocating to Calif.
President Larry Jensen shared the following statement following Sandy’s passing:
“The College community is shocked and deeply saddened to hear that one of the people who lost their lives in the tragic shooting in Las Vegas was member of the CSJ family. We join her classmates and fellow alumni in heartbreak at the loss of Sandy. When tragedy occurs, we are fortunate to have one another to lean on, talk to, and help through the toughest of times. Many of her classmates and friends have taken to social media and expressed their grief. In that grief, they have painted a picture of a wonderful woman, teacher and fiancee, a beloved classmate, and friend.”
Plans are underway to honor Sandy’s legacy at CSJ.
Visiting Hours are planned for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 4-7 p.m. at Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester, Casey’s former high school. A celebration of life is scheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.