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April 17: Midlands Class III; 8:30am - 4:30pm; Columbia Conference Center; 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC

April 30: Upstate Class III; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Michelin Conference Center, 517 Michelin Road, Greenville

May 6: Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

May 8: Midlands Class IV; 8:30am - 4:30pm; Columbia Conference Center; 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC

May 28: Upstate Class IV; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Furman University

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Upstate XVII Spring 2014

Midlands VII Spring 2014

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Tenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center,
Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This year's guest speaker is Kiara Kabukuru. Ugandan-born Kiara and her family fled the country as political refugees when she was six and moved to Los Angeles, where at the age of seventeen she was discovered by a local photographer. Her rare mix of all-American beauty and exotic African allure have made her a successful model in the fashion industry. Read more

The tenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner will be held on May 6th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers, this annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate. 

Awards are presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school. 

To view a list of past winners, please click here.

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