Rhotens to be Honored with The Governor Robert P. Casey Medal for a Lifetime of Service

The Programs of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) is proud to congratulate retired CEO Don Rhoten and retired Director of Outreach Programs, Cathy Rhoten on recently being selected to receive The Governor Robert P. Casey Medal for a Lifetime of Service. The medal is given annually by NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania to those who have made a lasting impact on NortheastIMG_0415

Don and Cathy are best known in Northeastern Pennsylvania as being the founders of The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children. “The work done by the Rhotens in Northeastern Pennsylvania ensures a first class education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children for years to come,” stated Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steven E. Farmer, “Don and Cathy dedicated themselves to doing what was in the best interests of children and always in service to others. They are deserving of this recognition and we join in congratulating them on this great honor.”

In addition to the Rhotens, Mr. James W. Brown, retired Chief of Staff to Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. and Governor Casey and the late Mrs. Meg Cullen-Brown, University of Scranton official and longtime NeighborWorks NEPA Community Relations Committee leader will be honored for their lifetimes of service. It is the 10th Anniversary of The Governor Casey Medal event and it will be held Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Conference Center in downtown Scranton.

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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