Left to right: Chapter Chair Konstantin Yusipov; Luncheon Chair Stuart Koperweis; Award Recipients Frances O. Thompson, PhD, Vijay Gupta and Jonathan Luk, GISP, AICP; and American Conference on Diversity President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley.
Hudson County Chapter Humanitarian Awards Luncheon Guests enjoy conversation while Puccini Restaurant’s pasta course is served. Puccin’s, a Hudson County favorite, has been the Luncheon venue for many years.
A room filled with guests await opening remarks. In the background are Hudson County high school students’ DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY Poster Art submissions.
Hudson County Chapter Chair, Provident Bank Vice President Konstantin Yusipov welcomes Luncheon guests.
American Conference on Diversity President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley introduces the organization’s 65th Anniversary theme: Defining Moments in Diversity.
Luncheon attendees listen attentively to American Conference on Diversity’s video, DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY. Visit http://americanconferenceondiversity.org/videos/ for some Defining Moments in Diversity.
University Academy Charter High School’s 2012 Lead for Diversity student delegation share their team’s Action Plan for the 2012-13 school year.
Secaucus High School’s 2012 Lead for Diversity (LFD) student delegates share their “life changing” LFD experience with Luncheon guests.
Vijay Gupta, Diamond Hut Jewelers, receives his Humanitarian Award. To Mr. Gupta’s left is Luncheon Chair Stuart Koperweis and to his right is Chapter Chair Konstantin Yusipov.
Vijay Gupta thanks the American Conference on Diversity, his family, friends and greater Hudson County community.
Jonathan Luk, GISP, ACIP, receives his Humanitarian Award, flanked by Hudson Chapter Chair Konstantin Yusipov is to the left and Luncheon Chair Stuart Koperweis if right.
Jonathan Luk, GISP, ACIP, thanks the American Conference on Diversity and offers his reflections on his Defining Moments in Diversity.
Left to right are Hudson Chapter Chair Konstantin Yusipov, Humanitarian Award recipient Frances O. Thompson, PhD, and Luncheon Chair Stuart Koperweis.
Dr. Thompson thanks the American Conference on Diversity and her many guests and shares some reflections.
Ann Marley, supervisor of visual arts for Jersey City Public Schools, prepares to announce the winners of the Hudson County Chapter’s DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY Poster Art Contest. This year, Luncheon guests had the pleasure and fun to cast their votes for the winning art.
Taking 3rd place is Destini Torres, 11th grade student at James J. Ferris High School, Jersey City. Destini’s essay explains the scene is Times Square at New Year’s Eve, when the streets are filled with diverse peoples. “The painting represents a new beginning when we will all celebrate our differences.”
Taking 2nd place is Alanena Rambaran, a 10th grader at Jersey City Arts High School. Flags of many different countries make up the girl in the poster. Alanena shares in her essay, “Something brings all different cultures together and shares in one memory.”
Jersey City Arts High School 9th grader Tranel Nelson took first place. Tranel’s essay explains: “We are united as one. . . .I researched some influential people in history who led the way for my classroom to look like it does. . . I am thankful that their efforts brought change, and look forward to seeing who else is coming in the future to influence the world.”
Ann Marley presents the first ANN MARLEY SPIRIT AWARD to 11th grade McNair Academic High School student LESTER SANCHEZ. The Award was named in honor of Ms. Marley who has dedicated her time and expertise to lead the Chapter’s annual Poster Art Contest.
Hudson County high schools were invited to participate in the Chapter’s annual Poster Art Contest. Students were to depict DEFINING MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY and write an essay to accompany their submission. Luncheon guests voted by adding a post-it to their top 3 choices.