On Nov. 17, the Greenville Chamber and Furman University’s Riley Institute recognized the 2020 recipients of the Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards during a virtual program.
These awards are presented to individuals and organizations throughout the Upstate for achievement in promoting diversity and inclusion.
“These remarkable winners reflect all the good that can be accomplished in our communities when we harness the power of our differences,” said Riley Institute Executive Director Don Gordon. “They’ve given so much of their time and resources to help the Upstate thrive. But most of all, they’ve given us hope in this immensely challenging year.”
The recipients were:
- Tanglewood Middle School, K-12 School: William “Bill” T. Wylie Valued Lives Award for School Excellence
- Parker Egbert of Emerald High School, Outstanding High School Student
- Alyssa “Adare” Smith of Furman University, Outstanding College Student
- Institute for Child Success, Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
- Milliken, Outstanding Business
- Sean Dogan of Long Branch Baptist Church, Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual
The honorees were selected by a committee of Upstate Diversity Leadership Initiative leaders from nominations received earlier this year.