Furman University’s Riley Institute celebrated its 17th round of Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Wednesday. For the first time the awards were presented at the Greenville Chamber’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.
The awards, created as a capstone project for the 2004 class of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, honor individuals and organizations for their achievements in promoting diversity and inclusion across the Upstate. According to the chamber, the joint celebration is the largest of its kind in the region.
Recipients of the awards include:
- Sterling School was honored with the William “Bill” T. Wylie Valued Lives Award for School Excellence
- Kori Gamble was recognized with the Outstanding High School Student Award
- Tyler McDougald of Clemson University received the Outstanding College Student Award
- Mosaic Educational and Arts Program was awarded the Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award
- Jordon Construction Company was named the year’s Outstanding Business
- Charlene Cheeks of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate was honored as the Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual