As a part of the DAWN Initiative, UDC supported five Anacostia High School students in the pilot UDC Summer Internship Program, where students addressed real-world environmental justice issues through their work with the Department of Interior (DOI), UDC mentors, and other government officials. To mark the end of this program, the students presented their work at the Department of Interior on August 4, 2022, and attended a UDC-sponsored lunch on August 5, 2022, to celebrate their efforts. Event attendees included the families of these students, DOI and other government officials, UDC staff, and representatives from Anacostia High School.
Beyond classroom instruction, students put their knowledge to the test through a broad array of internship opportunities offered by the University that help them gain experience, sharpen networking skills, and solidify their career plans.
Trailblazing music professor receives Stecher & Horowitz Power of Innovation Award and continues to pioneer for greater diversity in the arts
Dr. Leah Claiborne, associate professor of music (piano) and coordinator of keyboard studies, has received the 2022 Stecher & Horowitz Power of Innovation Award from the Music Teachers National Association. This $10,000 prize is awarded annually to a young professional artist or teacher who demonstrates an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to artistic excellence, pedagogical leadership, nurturing spirit and community service.
UDC has won the 2022 Catalyst Award for “Teaching & Learning,” which recognizes institutions that have used Blackboard and/or Anthology solutions in innovative ways to advance learning and redefined what is possible in the classroom by adopting new delivery and pedagogical models and tools that positively influenced the educational experience, increased flexibility, furthered learner and instructor efficiency, and fostered academic excellence, with measurable results.
Dr. Krystal Dozier, assistant professor of social work, has been appointed as a member of the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for a three-year term effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025.
Alumnus strikes gold at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards and advises students to ‘chase your purpose’
“Outstanding Entertainment News Series” for his work on Entertainment Tonight (ET). A mass media graduate (now digital media), he interned with NBC Washington and worked at CBS News before becoming an associate producer at ET. Matthews, who is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, is also a dedicated Firebird who has stayed connected to the University. We spoke to him about his tremendous success.
UDC is currently recruiting students who are confident team players, have gaming experience, mental agility and creativity, and work well under pressure for the University’s first Esports (electronic sports) program. Launching this fall, it will be directed by Joel Phillip, associate director of Athletics for Internal Operations.