UDC’s sports legacy was on full display last Saturday as a large group gathered for an unveiling ceremony of a statue honoring Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball.” The event attracted other UDC sports alumni including former Harlem Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith, Jr., and Basketball Africa League President Amadou Gallo Fall.
Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D., an accomplished scientist, educator, and university administrator with a proven track record of success in improving student retention and graduation rates, has been named the 10th president of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 (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