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UDC's CAUSES Celebrates
The Success of Its Graduates

CAUSES Nutrition Graduates Enjoy the Highest Placement Rate in the Nation

Washington DC – The University of the District of Columbia’s newest college, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) graduated its second class this May.  The 2013 class exemplifies the level of achievement and excellence that has quickly become the hallmark of the College and the University of the District of Columbia.

The 2013 graduating class of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences has much to celebrate. Christopher Lane, graduating Health Education & Public Health major will be attending the prestigious Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health.

Rising senior and Environmental Science major, Kelli Webster, is already on the fast track to career success. Kelli received a sought-after internship with the Sierra Club and was invited to return after graduation.

The graduating seniors of the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science program boast a 100% internship placement rate in the highly competitive national internship program for dieticians and nutritionists. The program is an important step for graduates to obtain licensure in their field. The 100% placement rate is the highest in the U.S., surpassing the national average of 56% by a wide margin. UDC students were accepted into prestigious programs like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, UVA and Sodexo.

CAUSES programs recognize that when we connect our students to people and places right here in our own community we give them the tools to succeed anywhere in the world.” said CAUSES Dean, Dr. Sabine O’Hara. “The credit goes to our faculty members and to the program staff of our land-grant centers. They provide hand-on learning experiences that really make a difference.” 

Contact Dr. Sabine O'Hara for further information at or 202.274.7100.

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