The Dickinsonian: Dickinson Senior Receives Presidential Award for NGO

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History major and co-founder of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), Daniel Becker ’17 received the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The award was presented by Secretary of State John Kerry at the annual meeting of President Obama’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) on Monday, Oct. 24 at The White House.

Becker accepted the award with two co-founders of the club; Courtney McCrimmon and Beatrice Greeson. Secretary Kerry introduced the group by expressing that SOS was “pioneering an innovative movement.” The Department of Education also praised the group as the biggest project that they had in terms of educating students about human trafficking.

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