Secily Wilson, TV and radio personality, was mistress of ceremony for the program. Seminole County Sheriff’s honor guard presented the colors and Pledge of Allegience. McGee extended the welcome. The participants displaying their talents were: Ken Moore, SSC media specialist, who recited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.” Musical renditions were by: Adrian Joon, campus security; Vickie Author, library services, and Crystal Clark, security supervisor. A Love Song in Spanish was by John Elac of social sciences and Derek Demeter, physical sciences. Orations were by Dr. Ann Refoe (retired SSC dean); Jasmine Nokaly, SSC education advisor; and David Mealor, mayor of Lake Mary, who gave a tribute to the veterans.
Each division of the military service was honored with their songs. The Diversity Champions were (external): PRISM International, University of Central Florida Sanford/Lake Mary Regional Campus, University of Central Florida Office of Diversity Initiatives, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Central Florida. The Diversity Champions were (internal): Seminole State’s Student Recruitment and Admissions department, the Office of Finance and Budget, Director of Campus Safety and Security Maxine Oliver and Budget Coordinator and Analyst Ira Malask and Barbara Lott.
The keynote message was given by Lucas Boyce, Director of Multicultural Insights and Case Marketing of the Orlando Magic. He spoke on “power of diversit.” Dr. Yolanda Williams, assistant to the president’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and Engagement, gave words of thanks to SSC and the community for their support.