Students nominated to be a 2016 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award winner compete with other nominees from across the state for two $250 Legacy Award mini grants, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice. The Legacy Award mini grants are sponsored by Rotary District 6690 and the **Seretta Saylor Award. Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce James Lee of Ohio Northern University and Reilly Reynolds of Ohio Wesleyan University as the 2016 Ping Legacy Award winners.
Beginning in 2013 James attended several conferences focused on human trafficking and he and his classmate presented their research findings at several venues, and was involved in a human trafficking symposium hosted by one of his classes. He continues his research and advocacy in his senior year at ONU, with both of his capstone projects focusing on human trafficking with plans to present at the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education (OCCJE) conference this year at Lourdes University. During his college career, James has ensured that people in the community understand what human trafficking is and that it is an issue even in a small town like Ada. James desires to be an Ohio State Highway Patrolman and to join the Ohio Investigative Services conducting human trafficking investigations.