Memorial Service Planned for Mariah Casiano
The family, friends and coworkers of JSU student Mariah Casiano will hold a memorial service in her honor on Monday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. on the front steps of the Theron Montgomery Building. Everyone is invited. Casiano, a 22-year-old Anniston native, enrolled at JSU after graduating from Saks High School. A psychology major, she was a member of Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Active Minds and Peer Educators. She recently made the Dean's List and was awarded a Nathan Jackson Sparks Memorial Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. She was scheduled to graduate in December. A longtime employee of JSU Dining, Mariah was known by many on campus as a friendly cashier at the TMB Food Court. The memorial is planned for Labor Day, when campus will be closed, so all her coworkers and classmates may attend. Authorities have not yet announced a cause of death since Mariah was found non-responsive in her campus residence on Wednesday. We ask, out of respect for her loved ones, that you please give the family the privacy they need to grieve this devastating loss. Over the holiday weekend, those who need help processing their grief should call the University Police Department at 256-782-5050 to be connected with an on-call counselor from JSU Counseling Services.