Historic ceremony acknowledges graduates, including first Ph.D. students and longest-serving president
UDC’s 46th Commencement ceremony celebrated 796 graduates, including the first Ph.D. graduates in the University’s history. The festive atmosphere inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, May 13, included graduates ranging in age from 19 to 73, from the David A. Clarke Law School to the UDC Community College. The event also paid tribute to the University’s longest-serving president, President Ronald Mason Jr.
Psychology Program allows students to pursue broad array of career options
UDC’s Psychology Program prepares students for various career paths, from clinical research, public sector and private practice to returning to the classroom as college professors. As one of the largest…
UDC’s diverse Music Program offers performance and pedagogy
Grounded in a dynamic history of celebrating the best musical talent in the DC metro area, UDC’s Music Program has its origin at Federal City College when in 1969 it sought to create a strong program to serve the District. The merger of Federal City College and other institutions to form the University of the District of Columbia in 1976, meant the advent of a music program that today rivals many in the country. The Music Program’s foundation is strengthened by recognized leaders in the field including Calvin Jones, who joined UDC in 1976 and by 1984, was the founder and director of the UDC Jazz Studies Program.
Alumna works to improve lives at Bainum Family Foundation
Some people talk about solving problems and then some do it. After starting as an early childhood educator and seeing the many challenges, Marica Cox Mitchell credits UDC with inspiring her to be a catalyst for change. She now serves as vice president, early childhood for the Bainum Family Foundation.
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
UDC student attends White House briefing with Vice President Harris and Keisha Lance Bottoms
Digital media major Asha Moore-Smith (’23) represented UDC at the exclusive White House HBCU student press briefing in Washington, DC, on February 23. The event was hosted by Keisha Lance Bottoms, senior advisor to the President for Public Engagement, and featured a visit from Vice President Kamala Harris. The Biden-Harris administration organized the briefing in support of historically Black colleges and universities.
Black History Month and beyond: celebrating Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson, grandfather of Black basketball
Michigan Technological University, University of the District of Columbia pursue new MOU
Michigan Technological University (MTU) and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday, February 3, which focuses on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging (DEIS) that empowers both universities to tap into each other’s strengths and expertise. Read More
5th Annual Business Research Conference a huge success
The School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), in association with the NSF-Funded Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics Center, organized the 2022 5th Annual Business Research Conference, supported by the National Science Foundation, and held on December 1, 2022. The conference originated in 2018 and focuses on student-led research projects mentored by SBPA faculty.
Students gain scholarships and learning communities through DC-Up Program
Toluwalase Adetosoye is among the DC metropolitan-area students whose strong academic performance in high school qualified them for a full or partial scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia through the DC-UP program. Participants with GPAs of 3.0 and higher become part of a learning and leadership community, which promotes critical and creative thinking and connects students to mentors.