11th Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
This year's speaker was Bill Barnet, CEO of Barnet Development Corporation and former mayor of Spartanburg.
At this year’s event, we celebrated 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.
Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual: Serita Acker, director of Women in Science and Engineering Program, Clemson University
Outstanding High School Student: Carlos Pineda, Mauldin High School
Honorable Mention, Outstanding High School Student category: R.J. Rogers, Blue Ridge High School
Outstanding College Student: Jonathan Kubakundimana, Furman University
Outstanding Non-Profit Organization: United Way of Greenville County (accepted by Ted Hendry, Jeremy Master, Sean Dogan, Adela Mendoza, Cynthia Chance and Yvonne Reeder)
Honorable Mention, Outstanding Non-Profit Organization: Greenville Technical College
Outstanding Business: Denny’s Corporation (accepted by John Miller, Jill Van Pelt, Wally Harris, Deanna Banister, Scott Melton, April Kelly-Drummond, and Michelle Hunt)
Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity: Joy Duer, Eastside High School
K-12 School: William “Bill” T. Wylie Valued Lives Award for School Excellence in Diversity: Legacy Charter School (accepted by Fred Crawford)
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