March 2010 | Vol. 2 Issue 2 Alumni Newsletter  
Six Lauded at Founders' Day Celebration

Early Bird Announcements
We have scheduled a number of interesting alumni programs in the next few months: Alumni Class Reunions Dinner and Silent Auction, May 5; Council of National Alumni Associations Leadership Seminars, Sept. 16–19; UDCNAS Golf Tournament, Sept. 24; and Homecoming Week, Nov. 15–20. Save the dates! Your involvement will ensure the success of these and other alumni activities. Look for more details in the next "Flame On The Fly."

Alumni Authors & Speakers—Speak Up!
Have you written a book, or would you like to discuss a topic that you believe would inspire our students? We invite all authors and speakers who want to be a part of our monthly Alumni Author and Speaker’s Series to contact the collaborators for this program: the Division of Student Affairs or the Office of Alumni Relations.

Annual Fund
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More than 500 people braved the snow on Feb. 17 to honor six outstanding individuals at the University System's annual Founders’ Day Convocation and Awards program. The honorees, recognized for their service to UDC and its legacy institutions, included UDC alumnus Dr. James A. Williams, ’73, superintendent of the Buffalo, NY, public schools. Williams received the prestigious Dr. Marjorie Holloman Parker Distinguished Educator’s Leadership Award, named for the late UDC Board of Trustees chair, University professor and DC legislator. Williams remarked that it was Parker who had been an early mentor, encouraging him to pursue a career in education.

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law professor Dr. Edgar S. Cahn received the first-ever President’s Award for Exceptional Service to Society. UDC Department of Architecture chair Clarence W. Pearson received the Paul Phillips Cooke Lifetime Achievement Award. Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier received the Cleveland L. Dennard Service Award. Hotel Association of Washington president and former UDC Board chair Emily Durso received the Honorable Ronald H. Brown Distinguished Service Award.

Campus News

This just in! Alumni are invited to review the University's 2009 annual report and the new
UDC Alumni Facebook page.

Alumni News

March Speaker's Series Presents Elgloria A. Harrison
Assistant chair of UDC’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Elgloria A. Harrison, MS, RRT-NPS, will be the fourth presenter at the University’s monthly Alumni Author and Speaker’s Series. Harrison, who has 25 years’ experience as a respiratory therapist specializing in pediatric asthma research, will discuss her recently published Neonatal Respiratory Care Handbook. March 9, 4 p.m., 4.0 Lounge, Bldg. 38, B-Level.

UDC Alumnus to Head Johannesburg NBA Office
Amadou Gallo Fall, '93 (magna cum laude), has been selected by National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern to head the Johannesburg, South Africa, office to build local, federal and team participation in the sport. Fall will work toward developing NBA grassroots events, promoting “NBA Cares” programs and expanding the league’s partnerships with marketing, media and consumer products companies. Contact UDC sports information director Bernard S. Payton for this and other University sports news.

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