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Welcome to UDC Forward!

We are excited to launch UDC Forward, our first official University newsletter, brought to you bi-weekly by the Office of Marketing and Communications. The purpose is to keep you informed of recent UDC news while showcasing exciting stories related to the University, students, faculty and alumni. So, keep an eye on your inbox and don’t hesitate to send us your feedback and story ideas.

Issue 48

Black History Month at UDC 2024

During Black History Month, we celebrate the contributions that Black people have made to the United States. In this issue of UDC Forward, learn about the UDC alumni who helped shape the University and impacted the District of Columbia and the nation.

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UDC Board of Trustees charter member celebrates the university’s past and present

UDC Board of Trustees charter member celebrates the University’s past and present

UDC Board of Trustees charter member celebrates the University’s past and present Carroll Green is proud of his role as a charter member of UDC’s Board of Trustees, as an [...]

Cleveland L. Dennard, founding president of the Washington Technical Institute, a predecessor school for the University of the District of Columbia, shakes hands with former President Lyndon B. Johnson

Remembering Cleveland L. Dennard – a guiding force in consolidating schools to create UDC

Remembering Cleveland L. Dennard – a guiding force in consolidating schools to create UDC As students gather or rush to class across the quadrangle of the Van Ness Campus, signage [...]


Dr. Samuel Waters

UDC faculty to be awarded 2024 Modern-Day Technology Leader at STEM Conference

For the fifth consecutive year, a UDC faculty member has been selected to receive a prestigious honor from BEYA. Dr. Samuel Waters, Associate Professor of Biology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at the College of Arts and Sciences, will be honored at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) 2024 STEM Conference, taking place from February 15-17, 2024, in the category of 2024 Modern-Day Technology Leaders. The Modern-Day Technology Leader Award is a distinguished part of the BEYA STEM Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) Category. The BEYA STEM Community, over 10,000 strong, offers K-12 students, college students, corporate, government, military professionals, business, and industry employers with three days of learning, networking, celebrating excellence, and showcasing STEM career opportunities. For more information, visit the BEYA conference website.

Dr. Bethan Monea

Dr. Bethany Monea receives Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Bethany Monea, UDC Assistant Professor of English: Community Writing, has received an Honorable Mention for the 2024 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Awards for Composing Borderlands: The Lives and Literacies of First-Generation, Latinx Youth Transitioning to College Writing. The award honors a graduate whose dissertation improves the educational process in composition studies, or adds to the field’s body of knowledge, through research or scholarly inquiry. The CCCC awards presentation will be held on Friday, April 5, during the 2024 CCCC Annual Convention in Spokane, Washington. Please visit CCCC website to learn more about the awards. Dr. Monea’s dissertation can be accessed here.

Featured Events

UDC Inauguration Celebration

Inauguration of Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D.

Join us for inauguration celebration events scheduled during March 11 through 14. Visit udc.edu/inauguration for more details. RSVP here.

Free tax clinic

SBPA partners with IRS for free VITA/TCE Tax Clinic

The School of Business and Public Administration is teaming up with the Internal Revenue Service to hold their annual free VITA/TCE Tax Clinic on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through April 13, 2024. The clinic will be held at UDC’s Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Building 38, Room 305.

For an appointment, call the UDC VITA/TCE Tax Clinic: Professor D. Robinson Foster at 771.201.0495 or Professor Suzan Abed at 202.274.7002.

UDC Founders' Day 2024

Founders’ Day 2024 Celebration

The 2024 Founders’ Day Celebration was held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Theater of the Arts. President Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D., spoke on the theme “Delivering on the Promise.” Watch the live video recording of the celebration.

Athletics Hall of Fame 2024

UDC Athletics Hall of Fame luncheon

The UDC Athletics Hall of Fame Luncheon was held on Saturday, February 10, at Maggiano’s Little Italy. This year’s inductees were Leon Cunningham (UDC Class of ’98), Kaneesha Hollis (UDC Class of ’12), Tracey Oaks Jordan (UDC Class of ’93, MA ’07), Ronald Lewis (DCTC Class of ’73, MA UDC ’78) and C. Francis A. Silva. Watch a video from the luncheon.