2013 Diversity Conference

The UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion held the Diversity - a competitive advantage conference, Feb. 27 in the Burney Center. The conferernce was co-sponsored by Verizon Wireless.

hernandez welcomes participants
Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, associate provost, welcomed participants.

opening remarks by victoria boston
Ms. Victoria Boston, vice president customer service, Verizon Wireless,
charged the "Shades of Green for the Global Marketplace" panel discussion. The panel was composed of representatives from Duke Energy, PPD, Onslow County Schools and Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.

best practices in business
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, associate professor in the Cameron School of Business emphasized the importance of hiring a diverse workforace in a global economy during the "Business Case and Best Practices for Diversity" session. The panel was composed of representatives from the Carolinas Diversity Council, Corning, and
GE-Hitatchi Nuclear Energy.

promoting women in the academy
Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of the NCSU College of Engineering presented her research during the "Mentoring and Advancing Women and Faculty of Color
in the Academy" session.

keynote speaker, dr. roger wortherington engages participants
Dr. Roger Worthington, professor of educational, school and counseling psychology and educational leadership and policy analysis, University of Missouri College of Education delivered the keynote address, "The Inescapeable Network of Mutuality: Advancing the Diversity Imperative in Higher Education."

2013 inclusive excellence awardees
Ms. Uchenna Baker, associate director, Housing and Residence Life; Dr. Antonio Puente, professor, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Danny Johnson, associate professor, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences; and Dr. Ranji Shankar-Brown, assistant professor, Watson College of Education were presented the Inclusive Excellence Awards.

faculty discuss their scholarship
Dr. Paula Reid, assistant professor, School of Nursing; Dr. Victor Malo-Juvera, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Candace Thompson, assistant professor, Watson College of Education discussed their research expirences during the "Faculty Dialogue on Research and Scholarship
on Diversity and Inclusion" session.

mayor bill saffo
City of Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo, introduced the student panel and
provided comments on the necessity for governmental agencies to
foster an inclusive environment.

students discuss value of diversity
Ms. Nyeela Atia Bolton, UNCW Intervarsity Christian Fellowship discussed the
value of divesity and inclusion from the student's perspecive during the "Cost
and Worth of Doing Diversity Work in Higher Education" student panel. The panel was composed of student representatives from the Student Government
Association, Centro Hispano Embajadores, Asisan Student Association, and
Higher Education Administration graduate program.

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