Chapin receives three state, local service awards in May

May 18, 2012

John Chapin, professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, is the recipient of three state and local awards this month.

He received the 2012 United States 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. Chapin 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, PA Governor 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.

In the past, Chapin has received 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 also received a variety of on- and off-campus awards, including the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board/ NOVA Chemicals, Inc. Faculty Excellence in Service Award in 2009.

Chapin can be contacted at or 724-773-3877.


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Last Updated May 21, 2012