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Presented by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute, this annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate. In 2021, the seventeenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Celebration was held in conjunction with the Greenville Chamber’s fifth annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit on October 20.

2021 Award Winners

Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual

Charlene Cheeks, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate

K-12 School: William “Bill” T. Wylie Valued Lives Award for School Excellence

Sterling School

Outstanding High School Student

Kori Gamble, Legacy Early College

Outstanding College Student

Tyler McDougald, Clemson University

Outstanding Nonprofit Organization

Mosaic Educational and Arts Program

Outstanding Business

Jordon Construction