February/March 2012| Vol . 4 Issue 1

      Alumni Newsletter
Alumni: UDC Students Need Your Help

160th Anniversary Events
—Save the Dates!
Click here for a complete listing of events.

Dr. Cleveland L. Dennard
Plaza Ribbon Cutting
Friday, April 27

Calvin Jones Big Band
Jazz Festival
Monday, April 30

Alumni Reunion Dinner
Thursday, May 10

160th Anniversary
Closing Gala
Friday, May 18

Legacy Brunch
(by invitation only)
Sunday, May 20

For sponsorship and donor opportunities, contact
Lee Brian Reba at lbreba@udc.edu or 202.274.5561.

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In this very competitive job market, our UDC students are looking for jobs and internships—and YOU might be able to connect them with the opportunities. Let’s forge a relationship to help recruit UDC students to work for your organization through UDC job fairs, the Firebird Jobs online job database or information sessions. To help a UDC student today, refer your company’s hiring managers or human resources department to our Career and Professional Development Center. Contact Katie Nailler, director of career and professional development, at knailler@udc.edu.

Campus News

New Book Dives into UDC’s History and Its Impact on the District

Learn more and be among the first to receive UDC’s new commemorative coffee table book, 160 Years of Scholarship and Achievement in the Nation’s Capital. Please visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/udcf/ or contact Felicia Brant, 202.274.5319, fbrant@udc.edu.

Together, Verizon and UDC Foster Scholars, Leaders

The “Verizon and UDC: Partners in Scholarship and Global Leadership Program” promotes high academic achievement, degree completion, post-baccalaureate education and career development to help UDC students achieve their professional dreams and contribute as local and global leaders. Through the program and grant provided by the Verizon Foundation, UDC awarded merit-based scholarships to seven students and created numerous opportunities to develop themselves professionally.

CAUSES Needs Proposal Reviewers

UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences/Agricultural Experiment Station is asking alumni to volunteer to review proposals submitted for FY 2012 Specialty Crops Block Grant Program–Farm Bill. (Maximum proposal length is three pages.) The review panel’s orientation/training is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. (place TBA). Refreshments will be served. Proposal reviewers will begin their reviews of two to eight proposals on April 12 and conclude by April 17. For more information, email caden@udc.edu or ishort@udc.edu

Leave Your Impression on UDC

We’re rebuilding UDC from the ground up and invite you to celebrate your connection to the University or commemorate a loved one by purchasing a brick or paver that will be placed on the new Founders’ Commons on Dennard Plaza. The ribbon cutting will be April 27. With several levels of giving and paying options, the Office of Institutional Advancement has created many affordable ways to support this important initiative that will beautify the campus and support students for generations to come. Check your mail for the Brick and Paver Campaign or go to www.udc.edu/bricks and reserve your brick or paver today!


Alumni News

It’s All Right Here — in DC!

Know a bright, talented, college-bound student? Looking for professional development? Thinking about changing careers? UDC now offers more than 75 degree programs and professional pathways, from associate to master’s and even law school degrees. Prospective students have good reason to apply to UDC, including quality academic programs, a personalized learning experience, expert faculty, diversity, convenience and affordability—right in the nation’s capital! Find out how to apply: www.udc.edu/admissions/apply_now#FTIC.


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