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June 16-20: Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Welcome to the 2019-20 EPL Class

June 24-28: Advantage Scholars

July 12-19: Teachers of Government (TOG) 2019 - Greenville, SC and Washington, DC. Welcome to the 2019 TOG participants!




Catch up on DLI alums’ professional achievements and honors, and get community action project updates! Click on the image.



May 28 Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, Hyatt, Greenville, SC.  

May 18: 2018-19 Emerging Public Leaders return to Furman to present their service projects. 

March 26: Alumni-in-Residence Program - Crisis and Response: Stories of Leadership

February 27: Anthony Ray Hinton

February 8: Law & Society: The Second Amendment: 228 Years Later

January 8, 2019Wilkins Awards Dinner

November 12-18APEC "Voices of the Future" program in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. To view the student blog, click here.

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 7 - 12White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship conference

October 1, Session 3Summer Series with OLLI: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future.

September 18Constitution Day

July 14 - 20: Teachers of Government program

Check our calendar for all events at the Riley Institute including the Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Center for Education Policy and Leadership





Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19 
May 18, 2019

The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2018-19 will return to Furman's campus on May 18th to present the results of their public service project. Each participant will be judged on their presentation using criteria that included vision, planning, execution, program impact, and presentation skills.

Winners will be selected and announced at the award luncheon. They will receive a cash prize that they may either: 1) apply to the budget of the project initiated by the student with the goal of continuing and/or enhancing the project; or 2) donate to any partnering organization or other organization in their community with similar mission/goals as the student's project. 

Fifteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Hyatt, Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

To register for this event, click here.

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 (separate application form). To view a list of past winners, please click here.