Escondido resident Richard E. Custin received a 2017 Beacon Award from Carthage College for his contributions in mediation.
The Beacon Award honors selected Carthage alumni for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. Custin, who earned bachelor’s (1980) and Master of Education (1996) degrees from Carthage, accepted the award at a banquet Saturday, April 29.
In recognition of his expertise in mediation, Custin was appointed as an affiliate professor in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego for 2016-17.
Teaching business law and ethics at the University of San Diego, he exercises a practical approach based on his experience as an owner and manager of a law office, a mediator, and a litigation attorney.
Custin serves on the board of the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution. Since 2010, he has shared expertise through published articles on mediation, debt cancellation, Social Security, medical malpractice, and blogging.
A former Carthage faculty member, Custin was an associate professor of business administration from 1990 to 2001 and department chair from 1992 to 2001. At San Diego, he has received awards for innovative teaching and faculty service.