DES MOINES, Iowa, January 14, 2021 — Mercy College of Health Sciences President signed the Mercy College of Health Sciences Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation via a virtual signing Ceremony.

As verified by Dr. George Belitsos, Chairperson of Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, Mercy College is the first and only college in Iowa’s history to have made such a proclamation.

As a ministry of the Catholic Church, Mercy College strives to improve the care for those who are impoverished and vulnerable. The goal of the proclamation is to draw awareness to the continued fight against human trafficking.

Alongside Mercy College President was Dr. Nancy Kertz, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Joe Moravec, Mercy College Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Executive Board of Director of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery.

As a national leader in health sciences education, Mercy College will continue to educate and bring awareness to this initiative in combating human trafficking both state and nation-wide. View official proclamation.

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