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Women’s History Month

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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Mar
01

Women’s History Month – Myrtilla Miner

Women’s History Month  Myrtilla Miner Abolitionist and Founder of UDC Predecessor Institutions An iconic figure in the fight to educate African-American women, Myrtilla Miner stands as a reminder of the power of perseverance. Her efforts laid the foundation for what is today – the University of the District of Columbia.    Born March 4, 1815,  in… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Myrtilla Miner

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