Posted on Apr 12, 2012

College of Nursing participates in USF’s 9th Annual Diversity Summit

College of Nursing participates in USF’s 9th Annual Diversity Summit

The College of Nursing Diversity Committee participated in University of South Florida’s 9th Annual Diversity Summit, Diversity and Inclusion: A Driver for Sustainability and Growth, held at the Marshall Student Center on March 20, 2012.

The College of Nursing Diversity Committee participated in University of South Florida’s 9th Annual Diversity Committee, Diversity and Inclusion: A Driver for Sustainability and Growth, held at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom on March 20, 2012.
(L to R) Lynette Pfister, Kimberly Brown, Monaz Mistry, and Troy Hambrick 
hosting the College of Nursing table at the Marshall Center.

The College of Nursing Diversity Committee’s participation in the diversity event included hosting a table at the Community Expo and Diversity Honor Roll segment offering “Diverse Health” trivia games, blood pressure checks, and prizes.

The College of Nursing Diversity Committee embraced the diversity event by hosting a table at the Community Expo and Diversity Honor Roll segment offering “Diverse Health” trivia games, blood pressure checks, and prizes.
Monaz Mistry (left) checking a USF student’s blood pressure during the event

 “The College of Nursing strives to sustain a global prominence and foster an inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community,” said College of Nursing Diversity Committee Chair, Kimberly Brown. Since its beginnings, the 14-member diversity committee was created to promote and enhance a culturally and ethnically diverse student body, faculty, staff, and environment.

“We all want to be ‘part’ of something larger than ourselves,” Brown said. “My passion is for our College to embrace cultural competence, commit to open-mindedness, understanding and acceptance.”

During this year’s summit, more than 200 people all over USF campus took part in the event to show support and promote diversity on campus. The summit featured many activities and workshops including a powerful reflection activity, performances, presentations, and awards.