11th Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner
TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Awards Program and Dinner
To register for the awards dinner, please click here.
This year's speaker is Bill Barnet, CEO of Barnet Development Corporation and former mayor of Spartanburg.
At this year’s event, we will celebrate the legacy of Calder Ehrmann for his unwavering commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Upstate. As one of the event’s founders and namesake of the Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual award, we are deeply grateful for Calder’s service and are honored to celebrate his life.
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 will be 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.
Investing in Innovation (i3): New Tech
Cougar New Tech was recently featured on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen program. To watch the video that details one of South Carolina’s New Tech schools, part of the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant project undertaken by KnowledgeWorks and the Riley Institute, click here.