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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





Advantage Scholars 2019

June 24 – 28

Check in is from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 24
Check out is at 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 28

On Monday, June 24, the Riley Institute will welcome the newest scholars to Furman’s campus for our second Advantage Scholars program. These incoming Furman freshmen are recipients of the Duke, Hollingsworth, Jolley, Lay, Mickel and Townes academic scholarships and will come from near and far to meet their peers and spend four days on campus. During their time, they’ll engage with Furman faculty and community leaders, discuss critical issues with their peers, and explore their new community.

For more information, click here.

Emerging Public Leaders 2019-20

June 16 - 20, 2019

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed the 2019-20 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership.

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across South Carolina have been accepted for EPL's 17th class, bringing the total number of students who have participated in the program to 267. 

For more information, click here.