Bernard Withrow, of Latrobe, Pa., recently retired from Seton Hill University after a career with the University that spanned nearly three decades. Withrow served as assistant director and counselor for Seton Hill University’s Project Forward Talent Search program, which provides educational and financial aid counseling to over 1,400 low income students in 12 western Pennsylvania public school districts.

While at Seton Hill University, Withrow was presented with the prestigious Caritas Medal, which is presented to members of the faculty and administration who have given 20 years of distinguished service to the University.

Withrow was the chairman of the TRiO/ACT 101 Advisory Board at Westmoreland County Community College, where he also served as an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department.

Prior to his work with Seton Hill University, Withrow, a United States Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, worked as a counselor in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health, and adult education.

Withrow obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Saint Vincent College and a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Withrow is married to Paula (Ankey) Withrow. They have two daughters, Wendy Rawling, of Shaler, Pa., and Amy Brown of New Stanton, Pa.