Nick Carey

President, Harvard University Rugby Club
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Nick Carey

Nick Carey is a rising senior at Harvard University and the current President of the Harvard University Rugby Club. He began playing rugby in Africa while doing a two-year educational program with the United World Colleges in Swaziland.

Since middle school Nick has spent time serving underprivileged communities ranging from his native Pittsburgh, PA to the Lakota Tribe community of South Dakota. Nick’s work has also extended beyond the continental United States: He helped implement a peer mentor program for orphans in Swaziland and rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

During the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Nick was presented the fourth annual Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. This award is given to a men’s or women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship player who exemplifies Penn Mutual’s values of respect, integrity and commitment, and has made substantial contributions to their society and community.

Stories by Nick Carey

The Life of Significance Award: Respect Naturally Leads to Service

By Nick Carey | August 7, 2018

Service to others has been an important part of my life from my very youngest years, and none of the work was ever done with the intention to be recognized for it. Winning the Life of Significance Award was not something I anticipated. For me, the cross section of rugby and service is rooted in the value of respect.