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n October 7, 2015 the Office of Diversity and Inclusion successfully launched its first ever Rally for Respect. Over 400 members of our UCF family gathered around the Reflection Pond to listen to President Hitt, SGA Diversity Initiatives
co-workers with the utmost level of respect, an open mind, and an open heart. After Dr. Hittâ€™s welcome message, Dr. Walker Hopp shared her personal experiences, and the challenges she overcame that allowed her to reach her personal, academic, and professional goals. Dr. Walker Hopp has seen decades of change, and has a willingness to share her story to motivate and inspire our students. Ph.D. candidate, Swaran Nandini, shared her story of how she came to attend UCF, and the myriad of kindness she has been embraced with as an international student during her time here.
Specialist Jessica Momorie, graduate student Swaran Nandini, Dr. Carolyn MORE ON PAGE 4 Walker Hopp, and CDO Visit www.diversity.ucf.edu Karen Morrison discuss relevant points about @UCFODI what it means to regard our fellow classmates, professors, and