John Chapin, professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, received a plaque at a recent ceremony hosted by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The event honored individuals who were featured in the paper’s frequent Newsmaker Column.
Chapin was honored for his community service work with the Beaver County District Attorney's office, Crisis Center North and the Western Regional Training Initiative. He has been honored by various agencies for his work in educating the public about domestic violence, sexual abuse and victims’ rights.
Chapin received the 2012 U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus Certificate awarded by Congressman Jim Costa and Congressman Ted Poe, co-chairs of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus for work on behalf of victims of crime. He also received the 2012 Outstanding Citizenship Award presented by Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh in recognition of his service to Beaver County law enforcement.
In addition, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett named Chapin the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Organizational Capacity Building Award, which is awarded as part of the Western Regional Training Initiative subcommittee.
Previous honors also included citations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives for his research and volunteer work on behalf of domestic violence victims through providing domestic violence prevention and awareness programs.
Chapin has received a variety of on-campus awards, including the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board/NOVA Chemicals Inc. Faculty Excellence in Service Award. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3877.