Newsmaker: Josh Caskey
Noteworthy: Caskey won Robert Morris University's Presidential Transformational Award, the school's highest undergraduate honor. The award recognizes a graduating senior who has transformed the school through leadership, community service and academic achievement.
Family: Wife, Kelly, and children, Brianna, 15, Josh Jr., 13, Faith, 7, and Alexander, 5.
Education: He earned a bachelor's degree in history this spring and plans to pursue a master's degree in instructional leadership at RMU.
Background: Caskey spent more than a decade in the Marines and served two tours of duty in Iraq. When he was a junior at RMU, he received the John Graham Founding Dean Award, given to the top student in the School of Education and Social Sciences. He spearheaded a project that documented the combat experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for the RMU Oral History Center.
Quote: “I was humbled to be considered for the award, let alone win the award. I was just glad that the hard work paid off and didn't go unnoticed.”
— Tony Raap