The annual kickoff breakfast was held Oct. 13 in the Student Union. (10 photos total)

  • 1. John C. Hitt, Julian Bond, Diversity Week ’14

    1UCF President John C. Hitt welcomes civil-rights activist and keynote speaker Julian Bond to the event organized by the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

  • 2. Julian Bond-2, DW ’14

    2Keynote speaker Julian Bond compliments the next generation of leaders who are continuing the struggle for equality. The week’s theme is “Remember and Reflect – The Civil Rights Act of 1964”

  • 3. Lartonoix, Korosec, Whittaker, DW ’14

    3Paul Lartonoix, assistant vice provost for special projects; Ronnie Korosec, associate provost and special assistant to the provost for strategic initiatives; and Dale Whittaker, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

  • 4. Ebone Grayson Knightro, DW ’14

    4Ebone Grayson, student designer of the winning poster for UCF Diversity Week, with Knightro.

  • 5. 2014_Poster_ODI_Grayson

    5The 2014 Diversity Week poster designed by student Ebone Grayson.

  • 6. Thompson, Knitro, D@ ’14

    6Barbara Thompson, interim director of the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with Knightro in the Student Union’s sold-out Pegasus Ballroom.

  • 7. Lapchick, Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, Bersia, DW ’14

    7Richard Lapchick, chair of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management program and director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport; Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, End Trafficking Program officer at U.S. Fund for UNICEF; and John Bersia, special assistant to the president for Global Perspectives.

  • 8. Scheitzach and HR table, DW ’14

    8Participating from UCF Human Resources are Becky Moulton, Isha Guerrero-Londeree, Sarah Lovel, Millicent Downer, Patsy Popelas, Michelle Brooks, Ben Anderson and Beth Scheitzach.

  • 9. NBA’s Wayne Embry, Knightro, Bond, DW ’14

    9Former NBA player and general manager Wayne Embry, Knightro, and Julian Bond.

  • 10. JoAnne Stephenson, DW ’14

    10JoAnne Stephenson, associate professor in the UCF Music Department, performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”