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Penn State York to participate in Oct. 9 diversity summit

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Ali Kara, professor of business administration at Penn State York, standing, will speak on the subject “The Role of Culture in Business” at the Fourth Annual Diversity Summit in Hanover Oct. 9.
10/4/2012 —

Penn State York will participate in the Fourth Annual Diversity Summit set for Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at South Western High School in Hanover, Pa. The campus has participated in the summit, through the Penn State York Continuing Office, since it started in 2009. The summit is an initiative of the Hispanic American Center and the YWCA of Hanover with a goal of celebrating inclusion and diversity. It is made possible through the financial and collaborative efforts of a variety of area agencies and businesses.

More than 17 workshops are being offered including one featuring Ali Kara, professor of business administration at Penn State York. Kara will speak on the topic, “The Role of Culture in Business,” and discuss the importance of cross-cultural proficiency in today’s globalized world. A number of Penn State York staff are participating in the summit and the Penn State Nittany Lion will make an appearance at the event.

Keynote speakers include Victor Antonio and Rohan Murphy. Antonio, an author, trainer, and speaker, will share his story about growing up in one of the roughest areas of Chicago and how it did not stop him from earning an engineering degree, an MBA, building 20-year career as a top sales executive , and becoming a CEO of a multimillion dollar high-tech company. Murphy, a former Penn State wrestler, accomplished powerlifter, and founder of CatchSpark.com., lost his legs at birth, and has lived his life inspiring people by his actions and is now motivating the youth of America with his words. He began wrestling in his freshman year of high school and after a successful wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State. In addition to wrestling, Murphy is an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the United States.

For more information or to register for the summit, visit the website.

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