OSU-Cascades to host Partners in Diversity “Say Hey!” multicultural networking event

Group of diverse adults
Say Hey! events are organized by Partners in Diversity and are the largest multicultural networking events in Oregon and southwest Washington.
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Oregon State University – Cascades will host a networking event on Aug. 21 to help connect local businesses and community members with professionals of color.

The Bend event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Charles McGrath Family Atrium in Edward J. Ray Hall and include a reception. It is free and registration is required.

Say Hey! events are organized by Partners in Diversity and are the largest multicultural networking events in Oregon and southwest Washington. This will be the first event to take place in Central Oregon.

The goal of the event is to welcome professionals of color and foster connections with employers, allies and community members.

Professionals of color who are new to Central Oregon are invited to register as honorees by Aug. 9 and will be introduced at the event.

Partners in Diversity is a nonprofit organization that works to address employers’ needs for achieving and empowering a workforce that reflects the changing demographics of the Pacific Northwest through educational programs, job postings and access to multicultural networking events.

Central Oregon members of Partners in Diversity include the City of Bend and Washington Trust Bank, as well as OSU.

This Say Hey! event is coordinated with the OSU Office of Human Resources and sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union. Welcome gift bags for honorees will be provided by TIAA.

To register and for information on how to register as an honoree visit partnersindiversity.org/ say-hey-august-2024-bend-oregon. 

For questions, contact hello@partnersindiversity.org.

About OSU-Cascades:  Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by mountains, forest and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a highly innovative campus of a top-tier land grant research university, offering small classes that accelerate faculty-student mentoring and experiential learning. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.