Spring Grove Area School District hosts a FREE annual Diversity Festival to
showcase and celebrate the many different cultures represented in our community.
2020 DIVERSITY FESTIVAL- SAVE THE DATE!
March 12, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
If you are interested in hosting a cultural or community organization table,
please complete the interest form.
2020 Diversity Festival Keynote Speaker
Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith
President of York College of Pennsylvania
Pamela Gunter-Smith began serving as president of York College on July 1, 2013. She previously served as Drew University's provost and academic vice president, as well as the Porter Professor of Physiology at Spelman College. She has also held academic appointments at The George Washington University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. For 12 years before joining Spelman, she was a research scientist and science administrator at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Md.
Gunter-Smith holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Spelman College and a doctoral degree in physiology from Emory University. She has published in the areas of gastrointestinal physiology and membrane ion transport and is the recipient of grants to support science education and her research. Gunter-Smith has also served on numerous committees that address science education and the underrepresentation of minorities in science.
Currently, she is president of the William Townsend Porter Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of York Hospital and the York County Industrial Development Authority. She is a member of the Better York Executive Committee, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Board (AICUP) and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. Her past service includes the Boards of Directors of the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).
Gunter-Smith has been recognized with the Spelman College Alumnae Achievement Award in Health and Sciences, the Spelman College Presidential Faculty Award for Scholarly Achievement, and the Directors Award for excellence in dedicated service to the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute.
Gunter-Smith is married to J. Lawrence (J.L.) Smith, who retired in 2015 as a systems administrator for I.B.M. The Smiths are parents of two adult sons, Lealand of Nashville, Tenn., and Philip of Auburn, Ala.
2019 DIVERSITY FESTIVAL VIDEO
2018 DIVERSITY FESTIVAL RECAP
Thank you to the Advanced Video Journalism class for making the Diversity Festival highlight video!