October 13, 2015 – Cypress, CA – On Saturday, September 19th, Trident University International’s (Trident) Dr. Holly Orozco, Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Dean of the Colleges of Health Sciences and Education, Lori Peck, Senior Information Technology Director, and Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, Ph.D. in Health Sciences Program Director, attended the Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, CA.
Presented by the Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) at Vanguard University, this luncheon raised money to fund anti-human trafficking initiatives in Orange County, CA and beyond. Dr. Orozco, Dr. Rumala, and Ms. Peck all expressed their desire to combat this societal ill through education and advocacy. In particular, this issue hits close to home for Dr. Rumala.
The annual luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Morgan, brings research, education and advocacy to the issues of human trafficking. Dr. Morgan is the director of the GCWJ and a former administrator for the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, illustrated how vital education is in preventing these heinous crimes.
“Dr. Morgan stressed the importance of education, as well as knowledge, dignity, and advocacy,” added Ms. Peck. “These are the essentials needed to bring about the end of human trafficking.”
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