JAE DD Gov CorbettDean JoAnne Epps was honored this month by Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett as a 2012 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. “The exceptional accomplishments of this talented group of women bring both honor and respect to Pennsylvania,” Governor Corbett said. “I am grateful for their continued commitment to making our state a better place.”

The award for Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania was established in 1948 to honor outstanding women who have shown distinguished service through a professional career and/or voluntary service, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.  Since the creation of the award, only 475 women have been selected for recognition. The candidates are nominated for this prestigious award by Pennsylvania nonprofits. Dean Epps was nominated by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.