UDC Alum – Coach John Thompson

One of the University of the District of Columbia’s most famous graduates, the legendary former college basketball coach John Thompson, Jr., has passed away on Monday, August 31, at the age of 78. Thompson earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance at UDC and was taught by Dr. Anita Hughes, whom he expressed was “one of many who had a major influence in his life.” He also served as an employee at UDC’s Center for 4-H and Youth Development.

Please see his interview he did at our Firebird TV station in 2015 with Athletic Director Patricia Thomas. Watch Episode Here


UDC Employee – Mr. John Gordon

It is with great sorrow that I report the passing of John Gordon, Director of University Communications.   John was the voice of the University, and at University and District events, he was the off-stage “voice of God.” He knew UDC better than anyone, and devoted every waking moment to celebrating its accomplishments.  He was a giving and committed member of Team UDC.  He will be missed. 

Please keep him, his mother, and his family in your prayers. 

Ronald Mason, Jr.

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on behalf of the UDC Family

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