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May 29, 2020
Rhodes State College Recognizes Circle of Excellence Inductee, Kathy I. Murphy


Lima, OH (May 29, 2020) – Established in 2018, the Rhodes State College Alumni Circle of Excellence recognizes Associate Degree graduates of Rhodes State College and Lima Technical College who are doing exceptional work in their career field, community and for the College.

Katy I. Murphy, Associate of Applied Science, Human Service – 2006, CEO, Lighthouse Behavioral Health, Inc. is providing care and organizational leadership on a daily basis. After Ms. Murphy graduated with her associate’s degree from Rhodes State, she went on to attain her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Bluffton University and her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Belleview University. She is licensed in Ohio as a LSW (Licensed Social Worker) as well as a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). Throughout her career, she has served as a Behavioral Access Clinician, Social Worker, Center Director, Therapist, and now, as a therapist and the CEO of Lighthouse Behavioral Health, Inc. Ms. Murphy, on behalf of Lighthouse Behavioral Health, Inc., is a member of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered at the House of Grace, providing therapy services to residents struggling with drug and alcohol issues.

She said, “I am so grateful for my experience at Rhodes State College. To this day, I encourage prospective social work students to start their educational path at Rhodes State College, as I feel the education I received there was so helpful in my pursuit of this career.”

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