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"Daily Journal" featured Dyson Professor Kimberly Collica-Cox in "Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Local Volunteers at Annual National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C."

07/06/2018

"Daily Journal" featured Dyson Professor Kimberly Collica-Cox in "Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Local Volunteers at Annual National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C."

Washington, D.C., June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2018) – The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to inspiring and celebrating public service, honored local volunteers from across the country at its National Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2018.“Recognizing individuals who are making a positive difference in their communities – and encouraging people to follow their lead – has never been more important,” said Hillary Schafer, Jefferson Awards Foundation CEO. “The Jefferson Awards Foundation is proud to continue its long tradition of honoring those who have dedicated their lives to serving others.”The grassroots winners were honored alongside the 2018 Jefferson Awards Foundation national honorees:

-- Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD of New York, N.Y. o Nominated by Pace University, Dr. Kimberly Collica-Cox has spent nearly 19 years working with incarcerated populations and implementing programs to support them. Dr. Collica-Cox is a certified Prison Rape Elimination Act and American Correctional Association auditor and serves as a professional trainer in the cross-section between HIV and incarceration. Since 1997, she has worked with inmates, correctional staff, and community-based service providers. At Pace, she serves as the adviser to the Criminal Justice Society and Alpha Phi Sigma student organizations. She developed a civic engagement course, which resulted in the creation and implementation of the Parenting, Prison and Pups (PPP) program, volunteering her time as the program’s director and lead trainer. PPP is an animal assisted therapy-integrated parenting program offered to female inmates in Manhattan and in Westchester County.

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