Women’s History Month

Mar
30

UDC Celebrates National Social Work Month! – Brandynicole Brooks

  UDC Celebrates National Social Work Month! This year as we observe Women’s History Month, we also commemorate National Social Work Month by honoring the work of Adjunct Professor Brandynicole Brooks, LICSW, whose published work, Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression educates on the struggles… Continue Reading UDC Celebrates National Social Work Month! – Brandynicole Brooks

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Mar
27

Women’s History Month – Marguerite Thomas Williams

Women’s History Month Marguerite Thomas Williams UDC Alum: First African American to Earn a Ph.D. in Geology Marguerite Thomas Williams, born in Washington, DC in1895, was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in geology in the United States. Williams was mentored by African-American biologist Ernest Everett Just. She earned her bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Marguerite Thomas Williams

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Mar
24

Women’s History Month – Tyrona T. DeWitt

Women’s History Month  Tyrona T. DeWitt UDC Alum: Magistrate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia  Tyrona T. DeWitt was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on October 31, 2016. Prior to her appointment, Judge DeWitt worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Family… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Tyrona T. DeWitt

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Mar
20

Women’s History Month – Jean Camper Cahn

Women’s History Month  Jean Camper Cahn UDC Alum: Co-founder of Antioch School of Law, now UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law Jean Camper Cahn is a lawyer who helped establish federal financing of legal services to the poor and was a co-founder of the Antioch School of Law, the predecessor to the University of… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Jean Camper Cahn

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Mar
15

Women’s History Month – Joan A. Lenard

Women’s History Month  Joan A. Lenard UDC Alum: Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida A lawyer and judge,  Joan A. Lenard serves on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Judge Lenard was born in 1952 in Amityville, NY. She received her Associate of Arts degree from… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Joan A. Lenard

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Mar
13

Women’s History Month – Dr. Lucy E. Moten

Women’s History Month  Dr. Lucy E. Moten UDC Alum:  Doctor and Principal, Miner Normal School An educator and doctor, Dr. Lucy E. Moten was the first African-American principal of The Miner Normal School, founded by Myrtlla Miner. For 37 years, she was responsible for training many of the teachers in Washington, D.C. African-American schools from… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Dr. Lucy E. Moten

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Mar
12

Women’s History Month – Bernita Sims

Women’s History Month  Bernita Sims UDC Alum: First African-American Mayor of High Point, NC Bernita Sims was the first African-American mayor of High Point, North Carolina. She was elected November 6, 2012 with 33 percent of the vote. A native of High Point, Sims attended the University of the District of Columbia, where she studied… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Bernita Sims

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Mar
08

Women’s History Month – Cathy L. Lanier

Women’s History Month   Cathy L. Lanier  UDC Alum: First Female DC Police Chief, and Head of NFL Security Cathy L. Lanier is accustomed to making history. She was Washington, DC’s first permanent woman police chief. Last year, she was named Senior Vice President of Security for the National Football League (NFL). The 26-year law enforcement… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Cathy L. Lanier

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Mar
06

Women’s History Month – Dr. Portia Holmes Shields

Women’s History Month  Dr. Portia Holmes Shields UDC Alum: First Woman President of Albany State University Dr. Portia Holmes Shields was named Albany State University’s first woman president in 1996, when she joined the institution from Howard University, where she held the position of dean of the School of Education and a number of faculty… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Dr. Portia Holmes Shields

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Mar
03

Women’s History Month – Thelma G. Buchholdt

Women’s History Month  Thelma G. Buchholdt  UDC Alum: Alaska Legislator, Civil Rights Leader, and Author Elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, where she served four terms, Thelma G. Buchholdt is the first Filipino-American legislator in the U.S. Former Alaska legislator, civil rights leader, author and attorney Thelma G. Buchholdt, was born Aug. 1, 1934,… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Thelma G. Buchholdt

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