Political science student awarded prestigious Charles B. Rangel Fellowship
Venecia “Abbie” Ferguson was awarded a 2023 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship on November 18 following a highly competitive nationwide contest. A distinguished panel selected Ferguson out of almost 900 outstanding candidates. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Fellowship will support Ferguson through a two-year master’s degree in an area relevant to the Foreign Service. The award will also provide extensive professional development opportunities, including internships, mentors and skills training. As part of the Rangel Program, she will work for a Member of Congress on foreign affairs issues in the summer of 2023.
Major campus projects under construction to improve infrastructure and student life
Major campus projects under construction to improve infrastructure and student lifeA rendering of the Chick-fil-A restaurant, which will be located at the Van Ness Campus.The Office of Facilities & Re…
Thanksgiving wishes to the UDC community
Alumni leaders passionate about helping others succeed at UDC
Bernard Grayson Jr. and Selvon Waldron were pacesetters as students, and now as alumni, they are dedicated to continuing their support of UDC. Longtime friends, Grayson and Waldron are working on several projects together and recently presented the September Fireside Chat with President Ronald Mason Jr. as he shared his vision for the University.
NSF awards $1M to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for climate change education and research
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences awarded $1M by NSF for climate change education and research. The faculty members from the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Computer Scie…
October is a time for reflection
Fall Convocation highlights University’s past and present
The energy was high as President Ronald Mason Jr. gave the keynote speech and highlighted the accomplishments at the University of the District of Columbia as he continues as the University’s longest-serving president. This year’s theme was “One UDC: Stepping Forward Together!”
UDC ranks #17 in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best HBCUs
Student Board of Trustee member hopes to make UDC an ‘even more dynamic institution’
Each year, the student body elects a student representative voting member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and this year’s representative is Tonya Harris. Harris will bring students’ perspectives into the university’s highest decision-making body and participate in regular board meetings, serve on board committees, participate in various university functions and ceremonies, and complete assigned projects. She will work closely with UDC leadership and the Student Government Associations.
UDC Law partners with SuitShop to welcome incoming class, fund scholarships
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) has partnered with SuitShop to provide each incoming student with a suit jacket to kickstart their legal careers. Every student who comes to UDC Law participates in the school’s top-five-ranked Clinical Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), where they serve the D.C. community by working on real cases with real clients under the supervision of licensed attorneys. This means UDC Law students begin practical application from the moment they start law school, and the partnership with SuitShop is one of many ways UDC Law is working on setting students up for success from the beginning – and kickstarting the next fifty years of practicing law, promoting justice and changing lives.