FSU educator receives children's advocacy award

Posted at 9:17 AM, May 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 04:51:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The director of Florida State University's Center for Prevention and Early Intervention is now a recipient of the Joy Aukema Taps Children's Advocate of the Year Award. 

Mimi Graham received the award, sponsored by Legal Services of North Florida, on May 7. The honor is bestowed on individuals that showed leadership and compassion for children throughout LSNF's service area. It is named for a Joy Taps, a senior attorney with Florida's Office of the Attorney General. Taps died in 2005.

“Dr. Graham's selfless nature and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children makes her a stand-out not only here in Tallahassee, but throughout Florida,” said Gary K. Ostrander, Florida State’s vice president for Research. “Her work exemplifies the type of impact that FSU researchers are having on the community every day, and I congratulate her on this well deserved honor.”