UDC News


Jan. 24, 2007

University of the District of Columbia Students, Faculty, and Staff Gather at American Humanics Management Institute

            Washington, DC. – University of the District of Columbia students, faculty and staff participated in the 2007 American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI), a nonprofit management educational symposium, January 3-6, in Washington, DC. 

            The University of the District of Columbia was represented by Campus Executive Director, Sylvia Benatti, and the following student participants: Vanessa Barnard, Genifer Bonds, Andrea Brown, Natalie Brunelle, Lolita Graham, Villareal Johnson, Phyllis Manigault, Janelle Osborne, Jennifer Stimpson, Evelyn Watson, and Shrilinda Wood-Bullock.  Ms Brunelle served as the AHMI 2007 Student Representative, while Mr. Johnson served on the AHMI 2007 Advisory Council.

            Dr. William L. Pollard, president of the University of the District of Columbia, served as co-chair of the AHMI 2007 Host Committee.  Dr. Pollard also serves on the American Humanics National Board of Directors.

            More than 580 American Humanics students and faculty, as well as more than 300 nonprofit and corporate leaders, took part in this unique opportunity to network, participate in simulated case studies and a national collegiate dialogue, and attend workshops led by local and national experts in nonprofit management.

            The purpose of the annual Management Institute is to expose junior and senior students to experiences they will encounter as youth and human service agency professionals.  This unique educational symposium is considered the capstone professional development experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program.  It is held annually during the first week in January and rotates to a different city each year.

            Keynote speakers included David Eisner, CEO, the Corporation for National and Community Service; Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector; and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

            American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies.  American Humanics is affiliated with more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide including the University of the District of Columbia, and partners with more than 50 national nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the March of Dimes, and Boy Scouts of America.



            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.