SBS Doctoral Candidate Kanathy Haney Receives Two Distinctive Honors

Published: April 13th, 2017

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Social and Behavioral Science Doctoral Candidate Kanathy Haney has been awarded two distinctive honors, the Palm Beach State College Employee Recognition Committee’s Bravo Award and the 2017 Dr. Martian Luther King Jr. Faculty Leadership Award. Palm Beach State’s Employee Recognition Committee presented the coveted Bravo Award to two College employees each year. The award recognizes employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. The winners were chosen from a pool of 32, all nominated by peers for their exceptional efforts that embody the College’s mission to foster student success. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award was established by Palm Beach State College to honor individuals and organizations that have made major innovative contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved, through leadership, service and/or programs. These contributions can be in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, health care, social justice and economic empowerment.

As a Professor at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth Campus, she is a strong advocate for the underserved and vulnerable population of those afflicted by the crime of human trafficking. In her spare time, she services as chair of the Palm Beach State College Human Trafficking Coalition. The main focus of this remarkable coalition is to create community partnerships with local human trafficking organizations. Professor Haney, has a deep passion for educating her local community and the Students, Facility and Staff of the Palm Beach State College community as well. As a monthly volunteer at the Rescue Upstream call center in partnership with Life of Freedom Center, she works to reach out to potential sex trafficking victims and those appearing to be on the missing children’s list. In addition to her volunteering, she has created a service learning course in human trafficking to train aspiring abolitionists or those who are interested in learning more about the issues of human trafficking as well as developed prevention programs.

The YouTube below clip is a talk  Professor Haney gave at the Rescue Upstream and the PBSC Lake Worth Human Trafficking Awareness event to increase awareness and prevention of sexual assault.

“If anything that I’m doing can help shed more light on the people who are victims of this crime against humanity, then we can all work together to emancipate human souls.”

-Professor Kanathy Haney, Social and Behavioral Science Doctoral Candidate