‘It’s one of the greatest honors of my life:’ Congressman Maxwell Frost gives rousing Commencement speech
‘It’s one of the greatest honors of my life:’ Congressman Maxwell Frost gives rousing Commencement speech Photo credit: Cheriss May. Congressman Maxwell A. Frost gave the keynote
Psychology alumna counsels patients and supports future therapists
As a seventh grader, Ashley Peterson suffered from undiagnosed ADHD and hypersensitivity to light and sound. But it was the advocacy of her mother and a school counselor that turned her life around. Today, she is helping others as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), specializing in psychotherapy.
UDC Board of Trustees member and alumnus continues to impact students
A retired principal and teacher, UDC Trustee Jerome Shelton has committed to ensuring that students can dream that anything is possible. After more than 38 years in education, one of the greatest rewards of his labor came when one of his former students assisted Shelton’s terminally ill father through his final days.
UDC makes history as first HBCU to sponsor prestigious NEDSI conference
The 52nd Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Conference was held at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA from March 30 to April 1. UDC made history by being the first HBCU to host this international conference. Prior host institutes were the New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT (2022), Penn State (2021), Bentley University (2020), Penn State (2019) and the University of Rhode Island (2018).
Climate change solutions workshop addresses sustainability in colleges and universities
Topics ranged from working together to catalyze climate action throughout the higher education sector and helping municipalities, indigenous communities and states in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Middle States Vice President Liaison to visit UDC
On March 22, UDC will host the first formal event in its Self-Study process for reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). UDC’s Vice President Liaison at MSCHE, Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, will conduct a series of meetings with members of the UDC community, President Mason, Board members and other university leaders.
UDC-TV program honors Dr. E.B. Henderson
Learn more about Dr. Henderson’s trailblazing legacy from his grandson, Edwin B. Henderson II, in an interview with Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber, director of the Humanities and Criminology Division at UDC Community College and host of UDC Forum.
Alan T. Waterman awardee helps open doors for minorities in STEM
Brought on board in the fall of 2013 to establish UDC’s now ABET-accredited biomedical engineering program and to create a new research facility tied to biomedical engineering, Dr. Lara Thompson has also created research opportunities for students. In addition, she helped secure more than $21 million in STEM grants for UDC. Thompson is the first principal investigator faculty member of an HBCU to receive the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Alan T. Waterman award—the nation’s top honor for early career scientists and engineers in 2022. Since the award’s inception in 1975, Thompson is also the first self-identified female of color recipient.
Office of Information Technology committed to technical support and innovation
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) plays a crucial role at UDC. As the University’s central hub for IT resources, OIT strives to provide students, faculty and staff with the highest quality of IT infrastructure and support possible. Headed by Suresh Murugan, vice president of Information Technology/CIO Office of Information Technology and his 20-member team (eight positions are currently vacant), the Department supports and enables UDC’s efforts toward teaching, learning, and conquering the digital divide.
Miss Black USA returns to Van Ness, extends gratitude to UDC
Tahira Gilyard, the 2022 Miss Black USA winner, visited the University on Monday, January 9, met with President Mason and took a campus tour. It was the first time Gilyard had returned to the Van Ness Campus since winning the pageant, which was sponsored by UDC and aired live on Fox Soul from the UDC Theatre of the Arts, in August 2022. Gilyard expressed her gratitude for UDC’s support and said that winning Miss Black USA here was a life-changing moment.