Students, UDC President and members of the Live to Give Charitable Trust Fund

Date of Publication: 
08/08/2011

UDC's Initiative on Equity, Civic Engagement & Community Leadership Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC - A banquet was held Monday night, August 8th, to honor 12 UDC interns and to thank the Live to Give Charitable Trust Fund, which made the internships possible.  The dinner was held at B. Smith’s at Union Station and featured remarks from Heather Burns (founder of the Live to Give Charitable Trust), Kathleen Maloy (Live-to-Give Charitable Trust), UDC President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, Professors G. Derek Musgrove and Meena Srinivansan as well as many of the interns who were able to attend.  Dr. Sessoms congratulated the interns as “demonstrating the great talent that lies within UDC.”

UDC’s Initiative for Equity, Civic Engagement and Community Leadership focuses on social justice and equity.  It encompasses public service, community/civic engagement, research and scholarship.  The initiative aspires to demonstrate strategies and solutions that revitalize disadvantaged urban communities and their residents.  It ensures that economic and social prosperity are equitably distributed across U.S. communities.

The interns, their majors and the organizations in which they worked are as follows:

  • Brandi Bell (Environmental Science) – Living City Block
  • Natasha Bennett (Administration of Justice) – Washington Bureau of the NAACP
  • Jose Campos (UDC Law) – Latino Economic Development Corp.
  • William Fenwick (History) – Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  • Rosham Ghimire (Mass Media) – Empower DC
  • Erin Herrero (UDC Law) – David A. Clarke School of Law’s Low Income Tax Clinic
  • Samantha Holley (UDC Law) – DC American Civil Liberties Union
  • Angeline Hotio (Finance) – Second Chance Employment Services
  • Cedric Jocktane (Graduate Student, Architecture) – UDC Archetectural Research Institute
  • Leslie Johnson (Public Health) – Effie Barry HIV/AIDS Initiative
  • Vincent Tanoe (Graduate Student, Applied Statistics) – TeamHappy.org
  • Patrina Whitney (History) – Institute of Caribbean Studies

As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and David A. Clarke School of Law.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:  http://www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.

The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000

Contact:

Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371