Miss America to Speak on Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency at UCF

Nina DavuluriNina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, will visit UCF on Tuesday, March 25, to be the keynote speaker for a Month of the Women celebration sponsored by the campus Multicultural Student Center.

Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America competition, will speak on her platform: Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.

She also is a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education’s national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Coalition. As a STEM graduate, one of Davuluri’s personal platforms is the importance of women in STEM careers. She serves as the national goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well.

Davuluri, who is from Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from the University of Michigan and plans to become a cardiologist. She travels about 20,000 miles each month promoting her platform and the Miss America pageant.

The free program will be at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. program, and seating is limited. Free parking will be available in Garage F.

For more information, contact the Multicultural Student Center at 407-823-0401 or msc@ucf.edu.

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