“News One Now” Host and Managing Editor Roland Martin to Deliver Keynote Address at Upstate New York College Diversity Summit

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 OCC will host the National Diversity Council Tri-State Diversity Council’s Upstate New York College Diversity Summit. Keynote speaker will be Roland Martin, Host and Managing Editor of “News One Now.” Event Emcee will be Dr. Carlos Medina, Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer for SUNY System Administration. The Summit will provide a series of workshops the event hours are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event theme is “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders” with a focus on encouraging workforce development, fostering job skills and making connections. The annual summit is free and provides an important opportunity for Upstate New York college students to connect with top businesses and community leaders, while gaining valuable insights to help strengthen their employment choices upon graduation. Students will participate in a series of workshops and network with representatives from organizations and businesses to discuss available internships and part-time employment opportunities.

“Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders” is being held at the Gordon Student Center, Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215

Gordon Student Center at Onondaga Community College

The event schedule is as follows:

9-9:45 a.m.       Registration and Networking

9:45-10:50 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions

  • Topics include Civic Engagement: Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Brunch and Keynote Address

12:30-1p.m.            Students visit employer booths and network

1-2 p.m.                 Concurrent Sessions

  • Topics include Working in STEM Fields, Working in Politics, Securing Employment in a Diverse Health-Related Workforce, Making a Career in Social Work

2-2:30 pm               Closing Remarks and Networking

The event is free but area college students are required to pre-register. They may do so by contacting the National Diversity Council’s Rita Crayton at rita.crayton@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

The Tri-State Diversity Council is affiliated with the National Diversity Council (NDC) in Houston, Texas. NDC and its associates advance diversity and inclusion by transforming work places and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential. NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support statewide and regional affiliates, which foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives.