The Riley Institute at Furman announces Lowcountry South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative

December 14, 2010

Class V Graduates

The Riley Institute at Furman is pleased to announce the commencement of Class V of the Lowcountry South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative. Chosen by nomination and application, participants in the SC DLI are leaders from all demographic groups and sectors: corporate, non-profit, faith-based, education and public officials, who build leadership skills while also examining and pursuing solutions to challenges and opportunities most pressing to our communities.

Congratulations to graduates of Class V of the Lowcountry South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative:

  • Vicky Agnew, The Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Leon Alston, Civic Communications, Inc.
  • Peggy Appler, League of Women Voters of South Carolina
  • Jenny Badman, Alliance for Full Acceptance
  • Robert Black, Charleston School of Law
  • Joe Daning, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Lisa De Armas, El Informador, LLC
  • Phillip Florence, Jr., Turner, Padget, Graham and Laney P.A.
  • Greg Frank, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)
  • Mary Graham, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Melonie Hammond-Trace, Elliott Davis LLC* Greg Harris, Harris and Gasser, LLC
  • Doug Harrison, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Alan Hopkins, Prudential
  • Jenny Horne, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Thomas J. Hund, District Council, LS3P Associates, Ltd.
  • Debbie Hyler, The School Foundation
  • Deborah Johnson, Beaufort Three-Century Project/Kaizen Consulting
  • Russ Keller, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
  • Christopher Kerrigan, Trident United Way
  • Billy Keyserling, City of Beaufort
  • Jolie Logan, Darkness to Light
  • Doug MacIntyre, Community Member
  • Leon Maxwell, Saint Peters AME Church
  • Ken May, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • Bernie Mazyck, South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations
  • Carolyn Murray, WCBD TV Channel 2
  • Johnna Murray, Charleston County Community Services
  • Cindy Nicholas, Wachovia Bank
  • Elizabeth Nkuo, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Rob Norvelle, Wachovia Bank
  • Channing Proctor, Charleston Miracle League/PlayToday! Foundation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Herbert Riley, Horry County Planning Commission
  • Cleveland Sellers, Jr., Voorhees College
  • Franklin Smalls, City of Walterboro
  • Tara Spicer, Charleston Regional Development Alliance
  • Fred Washington, Jr., Beaufort County School District
  • Frances Welch, College of Charleston
  • Aleatra Williams, Charleston School of Law
  • Selena Wilson, Crisis Ministries*

With the graduation of the Lowcountry class, the South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative now has over 190 graduates in the Lowcountry and 750 graduates across the state of South Carolina.

The Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative is made possible through the generous support of The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, BlueCross BlueShieldof South Carolina, Michelin, N.A., the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and Spartanburg Regional; and is offered in cooperation with AnMed Health, BMW Manufacturing Co., Palmetto Health, SCBIZ, and South Carolina Resarch Authority (SCRA).