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May
18

Benjamin L. Crump receives honorary degree and encourages students to share their knowledge with those less fortunate

During the May 14 UDC Commencement, President Ronald Mason Jr. and the Board of Trustees awarded Benjamin L. Crump, who gave the Commencement address, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. This award recognizes Crump’s significant accomplishments in defending the rights of and seeking justice for minorities and other marginalized citizens, helping to establish new legislation and practices to effect change, and reaching historic settlements and verdicts.

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May
11

Alumnus and professor receives the 2022 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

Albert Pearsall III, an assistant professor of business at the UDC Community College (UDC-CC), was named a regional recipient of the 2022 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the only specialized body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching.

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May
03

Students break down barriers as they prepare for foreign service through DACOR mentor partnership

Political science major Venecia “Abbie” Ferguson has her foreign service career mapped out thanks to the UDC-DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) mentorship partnership launched last fall. Ferguson is among a select group of nine students matched with mentors from DACOR, Inc., an organization of foreign affairs professionals, many of whom are retired and committed to diversifying the field. Mentors help students navigate the application process and provide advice for career mapping, mock interviews, virtual training experiences, one-on-one discussions and invitations to DACOR and State Department events for networking opportunities.

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Apr
27

Students experience real-world competitive art show with ‘Art Mandate’

The UDC Art Program presents “Art Mandate” in Gallery 42. Featuring works created by art students between 2019-2022, it includes paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, video, animation, graphic design and mixed media. It is the first time students have had an in-person gallery exhibition since the pandemic began.

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Apr
19

Bridging hip-hop and classical training: alumnus shares his violin skills with the world

Marvill Martin has found his stride as a much sought-after hip-hop violinist who has captured the hearts of thousands on social media. He is also a songwriter and composer, sharing his talent in live performances and recordings.

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Apr
12

Alumnus gives back to his school and community with gifts from the Ellen Show

For 27 years, band director Darrell Watson has been changing lives through music at the Frank W. Ballou Senior High School. His award-winning band has been chronicled in a documentary and invited to the White House and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he received $300,000 for the southeast D.C. public school and band through multiple appearances on the show.

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Apr
05

Chemistry students awarded at annual NOBCChE’s collaborative research conference

Senior Jade Witter and sophomore Yolanda Torres won 1st and 2nd place awards, respectively, for their poster presentations at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Engineers’ (NOBCChE) 2nd Annual Collaborative Research Poster competition. The event was held March 17 through 19 at the University of Pittsburgh, with the theme, “Community and Opportunity in Chemistry.”

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Mar
30

UDC receives $300K grant from Propel Center to support AgriTech in Anacostia

Home » Feature 2 » Page 2 UDC receives $300K grant from Propel Center to support AgriTech in Anacostia The University of the District of Columbia is one of 15 institutions chosen to share $3 million for student and research-centered projects collectively through the Propel Center, an Apple-funded global campus headquartered in Atlanta that supports [...]
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Mar
21

Spotlight on Cheyenne Barber, UDC Board of Trustees student member

Home » Feature 2 » Page 2 Spotlight on Cheyenne Barber, UDC Board of Trustees student member Cheyenne Barber is a UDC senior and the Board of Trustees' student member who will graduate with honors this spring with a bachelor's degree in business management. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Barber's roots with the University run deep. Several [...]
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Mar
14

Senior’s ‘soulful’ art design wins BET HBCU contest

Home » Feature 2 » Page 2 Senior’s ‘soulful’ art design wins BET HBCU contest UDC student Folahanmi “Fola” Akinleye won first place in the 2021 BET Soul Train HBCU Art Design Contest with a design inspired by soul music in the city. Held to mark the 50-year milestone of “Soul Train,” an iconic Black cultural institution, the [...]
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