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August 08, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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:

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

   


As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System 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 University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

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

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