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Dorms at UDC - WJLA coverage Monday, August 23 WJLA Channel 7 coverage of dorms at UDC. The nation's capital's only public university - and the only urban land grant university in the United States, is, for the first time, creating student residences on campus. UDC is leasing a portion of building across the street from its Van Ness campus, housing about 90 students. But it's just a first step toward creating residence halls on campus. Plans are in the works to build two 300-bed dorms on campus to give UDC students the "live-away" college experience. It's all part of Dr. Allen Sessoms' vision to making UDC into a great example of higher education. Click here to see video.

Alumni Election Results: The following three candidates received the most votes in the recently concluded alumni election for the Board of Trustees.  Upon certification of the results by the President, these candidates will be seated on the Board.  Out of 884 ballots cast, the following were the top 3 candidates:

  • Joseph Askew, Jr.
  • Jerome Shelton
  • Mary Thompson

Full results are available upon request by calling 202.274.5206 or emailing or

Dr. Sessoms wishes to thank all who participated and is looking forward to a productive year with the Board of Trustees!

“Pursuant to Board of Trustees procedures and deadlines for the conduct of alumni elections, the President shall officially certify the election and formally notify the Board of Trustees and each candidate of the tabulation of votes and the election result.”

Saturday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. -- University of the District of Columbia (UDCNAS) Monthly Meeting, Large Board Room (Bldg. 39, 3rd Floor).  UDCNAS, the official alumni volunteer organization meets monthly to discuss a variety of alumni issues and plans special programs that support alumni and University goals and objectives.  Contact UDCNAS president, Michael Woodard, Ph.D. '72 at for more details.

Upcoming UDCNAS Meeting. The University of the District of Columbia National Alumni Society (UDCNAS) will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the Large Board Room of Building 39. The University’s official alumni, volunteer organization offers all UDC and predecessor school graduates the chance to play an active role in alumni and University affairs. Contact UDCNAS president Michael D. Woodard, Ph.D. at for additional information. The annual membership fee for UDCNAS is $50.00 and lifetime membership is $250.00. UDCNAS has started an endowed scholarship fund and is involved in a number of alumni programs that have a specific aim: To encourage alumni to give back to their alma mater whether through time, energy, innovative ideas, or money.

Assistance for Small Business Owners! The University of the District of Columbia’s Small Business Development Center’s goal is to provide assistance to alumni—and others—who own and operate small businesses. Candice Miles, director of the Center wants alumni to know about the information and services that include one-on-one counseling, trainings, and workshops to future and existing small business owners. The counseling ranges in areas from business plan development to marketing to financial planning and all related topics involved with operating a small business. And, as a Small Business Administration partner, the counseling services are offered at no cost, while the trainings/workshops are generally presented at cost.
Miles says that the Center also offers “a business health check for current small business owners.” She continues, “The business health check allows us to discuss different aspects of your business and how we can help to optimize your business and offer solutions to ensure success. The health check can be done in person or via e-mail.” Miles suggests checking out the Washington DC SBDC website, for additional information. She can be reached at the University at (202) 274-7030.

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Homecoming 2009—Change is on the RiseMonday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th.
Get involved now with the University’s planning committee for this exciting week of events for alumni, students, and friends of the University. Among the many Homecoming Week ’09 activities that are being planned are: the Jazz Alive Program, a King & Queens Showcase, an Octoberfest, the “Monsterbash” Student Dance & Costume Party, and last, but certainly not least, the Alumni Dance. For more information, contact Marc Strothers of Student Affairs (, UDCNAS homecoming chair Herman Preston (, and Jacquelynn V. Thompson of the Office of Alumni Relations ( Your input is wanted and needed for a week that’s shaping up to be one we’ll always remember. A complete schedule of ALL homecoming events (including dates, times, and locations) will be published soon!

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The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). Under this new Post 9/11 GI Bill and its special Yellow Ribbon Program, veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty since September 10, 2001, are eligible to receive higher education training on or after August 1, 2009. Individuals who were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days are also eligible for the training. The training benefits include: (1) Payment of tuition and fees directed to the school not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition and fees at a public institution of higher learning; (2) A monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school; (3) An annual books and supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment; and (4) A one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals.
As the only public, land-grant University in the nation’s capital, UDC is key to the new GI Bill’s implementation in the District, and has committed to provide Yellow Ribbon contribution grants to as many as 215 eligible veteran students. Contact Anthony Hollinger, Director of Veterans Affairs at UDC, at or click here for more information, application and guide.

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