Alumni Director Among YWCA’s 2016 ‘Women of Excellence’

Kimberly R. Cassel

Penn College’s new director of alumni relations has been chosen among this year’s Women of Excellence class at the Williamsport YWCA, honored for civic involvement in furtherance of the agency’s mission of empowerment, justice and dignity. Kimberly R. Cassel is one of 12 women who will be inducted during a Nov. 10 banquet at the Williamsport Country Club. “Kim’s community work has been extensive,” her nominator wrote. “In addition, she is all over our campus volunteering and leading projects for the betterment of our students. Kim is an excellent example of a professional woman, caring about her community and being a role model for her three boys.” Among the activities noted in her nomination are service to the Junior League in a variety of capacities, coaching in the American Youth Soccer Organization, volunteering as a reader and after-school mentor at The Center (now Firetree Place), working with Habitat for Humanity on a home in the city’s West End, preparing lunches at St. Anthony’s Center, and sorting and organizing materials for Lycoming County United Way’s annual Trash to Treasure Sale. Cassel is the 10th Penn College employee to be selected in the eight years of the Women of Excellence program. Previous honorees were Tracy L. Brundage, 2015; Kathy W. Zakarian, 2014; Carolyn R. Strickland, 2013; Karen Woland Payne, 2012; Debra M. Miller and Veronica M. Muzic (Wise Woman of the Year), 2011; Jeanette L. Carter, 2010; and Barbara J. Natell and Joann Kay, 2009.

Comments – 2 Comments

I am in awe of how you give of yourself, Kim! What an honor to be recognized for all that you do! With gratefulness and warmest congratulations!

Posted by Linda Dellaquila at October 17, 2016 at 11:38 am

I always knew you are a special person! Congratulations!

Posted by Linda Shutley at October 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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