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Kathy Casarin of Archbald was recognized as the Penn State Scranton’s Alumni Society’s Alumna of the Year at a reception in her honor in the campus’ K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge.

Casarin began her studies at Penn State Scranton, where she was a student athlete for the women’s volleyball team and worked as a peer leader. Additionally, she worked as an intern in Mercy Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation and public relations departments.

A writer and contributor for Cub’s Roar, the campus’ student newspaper, she was also a member of the Business Club and Film and Video Club while at Penn State Scranton. Casarin then continued her studies at University Park, where she received her bachelor of science degree in health and human services with a business concentration.

Casarin is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and has served on various boards and committees at Penn State, including the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society for two terms as president; Penn State Scranton Advisory Board member; and Campaign Fund Committee member.

In addition, she actively volunteers at numerous campus events and has served as chairperson for the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s annual James D. Gallagher golf tournament, for which she has been a fundraiser each year.

Professionally, Casarin was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business for 2018 by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. During her first year as a realtor she won a national award as one of the top 50 Realtors on the Rise by RISMedia.

In addition to her Penn State and professional involvements, she has also volunteered with The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton and the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, to name a few. For more information call the campus alumni office at 570-963-2537.