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Lois Lee, Founder and President of Children Of The Night, Awarded Honorary Degree from The Taft University System Recognizing Twenty-Five Years of Service.

On the stage of an outdoor set at CBS Studio Center, David Boyd presents an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Lois Lee. On the right is veteran actor, Christopher McDonald, who served as Master of Ceremonies.
(LOS ANGELES, Calif. June 28, 2004) During a ceremony Saturday at CBS Studio Center, Lois Lee was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from The Taft University System. David L. Boyd, president of the University, stated the award is in recognition of Lee’s service to children over the past quarter century. Children of the Night celebrated its 25th Anniversary by bringing together many of the successful adults that they helped as children over the years.
Boyd commented that “Lois already has two earned doctorates, including a Ph.D. in Sociology from United States International University and a Juris Doctor from Taft. And while she is receiving an honorary degree today, in a sense it is also an earned degree – earned through decades of service to the community.”

In 1979, Dr. Lee abandoned a promising career as a scholar and social policy expert, devised a plan, and took action. Since that time, she has been rescuing America’s children from the ravages of street prostitution. Her single-minded efforts and dedication led to the development of Children of the Night, where she still serves as president.

Dr. Lee has received countless awards for her work, the most prestigious being the President’s Volunteer Action Award, which was presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1984. She has been profiled on national television, including CBS’ 60 Minutes, and her work was depicted in a CBS TV movie entitled Children of the Night.
About The Taft University System
For over two decades The Taft University System (
www.TaftU.edu) has offered distance learning graduate degree programs to students throughout the world. Presently the University offers nationally accredited programs in law (Juris Doctor and Master of Laws) as well as business (Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Taxation).

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About Children of the Night
Children of the Night (http://childrenofthenight.org) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1979. It is dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food and a place to sleep. Tax deductible contributions may be mailed to Children of the Night, 14530 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, California 91411 or online through their website.

Zeina Hatoum, (800) 551-1300

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