March 2012 Student of the Month: Casey Kernan

Casey Kernan

Casey Kernan

College of Agricultural Sciences

Student of the Month

March 2012 – Participation in Student Organizations

Casey is President and founding member of OSU Global Water Brigades.  This group raises awareness about global water issues in developing countries.  Casey led 12 members to Honduras to plan, construct and implement a new water system for the village of Joyas del Caballo in Summer 2010.

What began as providing medical relief in the short term revealed a more pressing basic need, clean water.   A fruitful collaboration with water experts and community leaders to led to construction of a clean water system, a sustainable project with lasting impact in the village.

Casey is an Honors Bioresource Research major specializing in Toxicology, with  minors in Chemistry and Toxicology. He expects to graduate in June 2012.  He plans a career in medicine.