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Collin College Announces Dignity Initiative Speaker

Sept. 19, 2017- Renowned international speaker on domestic violence Mark Wynn will present "Assessing the Threat," a talk to support the civil treatment of women at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus conference center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The event is free and open to the public and will also include community partner resource tables with representatives available at 6 p.m. and after the keynote speech. Community partners include The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center, Hope's Door New Beginning Center, Operation Underground Railroad, Traffick911, Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Stronger than Espresso, Mosaic Family Services, Lotus Heart Foundation and Collin County Council on Family Violence. The event is cosponsored by Collin College's Dignity Initiative and the Collin County Council on Family Violence.

A family violence survivor, Wynn will discuss victims' rights, warning signs and how to know if you are at risk. Wynn was selected as one of the top 10 police officers in the U.S. by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Parade Magazine. Wynn is the recipient of 121 commendations and 51 awards and certificates, and he has served as an advisor to state, national and international leaders. In addition, he has lectured at police academies in several countries including Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Russia, Canada, Australia and China.

The Dignity Initiative is a Collin College-based organization which works to raise awareness and inspire action on issues of violence against and oppression of women. For more information about The Dignity Initiative, visit

For more information contact Sherry Rhodes at or Tracey McKenzie at

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.