“Valpo Seniors, Alumna Honored by Tau Beta Pi” was originally published on valpo.edu. The below article is an abbreviated version.
Valparaiso University (Valpo) alumna Casey Main ’19 has been named a 2019 Laureate of the Tau Beta Pi Association, one of just four students across the nation to be recognized this year and joining a prestigious group of 111 Tau Bates chosen nationally since 1982. Main is the fifth Valpo Laureate since 2010, and during this period, no other university in the nation has had more Tau Beta Pi Laureates.
“Casey epitomizes what it means to be a Valpo ‘Engineer’,” said Eric W. Johnson ’87, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering. “She has used her time as an undergrad to reach her full potential both inside and outside the classroom and is always striving to make a better world for herself and others. Her work in founding the College’s Council for Engineering Inclusion and Equity will have a significant positive impact on our students for years to come.”
A native of Fairview Park, Ohio, Main graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. While studying at Valpo, Main was an active member of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and served as their president. She was also involved with the University’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and was the founder and co-president of Valpo’s Council for Engineering Inclusion and Equity.
In addition to her academic achievements, Main also excelled outside of the classroom as a member of the Valpo women’s swimming team, competing at the Division I level. Her involvement with the swim team included serving as a representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.