Askew to Chair Board of Trustees
On Oct. 28, Joseph L. Askew Jr. ’98 (JD, UDC David A. Clarke School of
Law) was elected chairman of the University’s board of trustees. Askew,
director of Government and External Relations at Verizon, has been an
active board member since his election as an alumni trustee in 2005.
Get to know Chairman Askew.
Operation Warm Drive Nets $4,685.67!
The Office of Alumni Relations reports that the University’s Operation
Warm Drive was a smashing success! Generous donations from UDC
administrators, students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of UDC and
Epicurean and Company will help UDC fund 276 new winter coats for needy
children in DC. Thank you for your generosity!
Alumni Trustees’ Elections Coming Soon
Alumni will elect three alumni representatives to the UDC board of
trustees in 2010. The entire election process will be explained in
literature that will be mailed in the next two months. Email Mark Farley for full details.
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What a feeling…what a night! The hallmark, opening act for Homecoming
Week did not disappoint. Alumni and their friends, dressed splendidly
in black-tie attire, graced the Hilton Washington, DC/Silver Spring
hotel Oct. 24. They mingled, met with acquaintances, dined on a
delicious menu and danced the night away. Remarks by the keynote
speaker, DC City Councilman At Large Michael Brown, UDCNAS President
Michael Woodard, PhD, ’72, and 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Maj. Gen.
Errol R. Schwartz ’80 were highlights of the evening. Schwartz was also
honored at the University’s Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 for his
distinguished career service with the National Guard. Other special
guests of the evening were Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO of the new
Community College, and Dr. Valerie L. Epps, vice president for Student
for alumni continued Oct. 27 with the Alumni-Student Networking Session
at the 4.0 Lounge. Graduates of the University and its predecessor
institutions advised nearly 50 students how to prepare for success in
college and beyond. The program, coordinated by UDCNAS President
Michael D. Woodard, resulted in a lively discussion on careers and a
commitment to academic success. By recounting her own story, Dr. Joan
Jackson, UDC career counselor, told students that they must move beyond
the baccalaureate status for today’s marketplace. Cheryl Hawkins ’93, a
UDC-TV production coordinator, also spoke about her pride as a
University graduate who now has the chance to teach and mentor
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