The UDCCC Workforce Development Division, Representative Ms. Rosmatine M. Pondexter from the Backus Campus visited the White House. She found the experience very informative and the Secretary of Labor told her she would be hearing from his office in the near future.
UDC Student: Abdul Nurriddin , Named 2014 HBCU All-Star
75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. Currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs, the All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation.
UDC Community College Student Chosen to Participate in National College Quiz Show
The game show will highlight Hispanic-American history
Washington, DC - Carlos Granados, a student at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC), is one of the 12 students chosen to participate in the 2013 Hispanic College Quiz show. The 2013 game show will feature contestants competing for a $3000 scholarship. The prize is a $3000 scholarship awarded during each show and totaling four awards during the series. A total of four scholarships will be awarded during the series.
DDOT Offers Low Impact Development Maintenance Training Course
The University of the District of Columbia Community College’s Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division (UDC-CC) in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is currently recruiting small business enterprises for the Low Impact Development (LID) maintenance program. Click here to read more about this course.
The UDC Community College is proud to announce the successful completion of its first Summer Bridge Program!
This summer, twenty five rising 11th, rising 12th, and recently graduated high school students from four DC public and public charter schools participated in a six-week program where they completed courses in Reading, Math, and College Ready skills. In these courses, which were led by Community College faculty, students learned and practiced effective public speaking skills, developed financial goals, managed a money plan, and developed their own vision and mission statements.
The two year Community College programs are aligned with the undergraduate Flagship programs at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) so that a student starting at UDC-Community College has an opportunity to follow a career path that can lead to Bachelors degree. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to all of the UDC Community College Dual Enrollment students for completing another semester, and for earning college credits on their journey toward college graduation! These high school and GED program students worked hard, balanced study time, extracurricular activities, and internships for high school and college, and gained confidence in rigorous college courses! A special congratulations to our dual enrolled seniors who graduated this summer! We wish you well in college and your career, and hope you will come back to see us soon.
Congratulations to UDC-CC Hospitality and Tourism Management Program – 2013, Entrepreneurship Business Plan Award.
Congratulations to UDC-CC Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Team that won a second place in the 2013 Entrepreneurship Business Plan Contest. The event was held at the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit, on April 13th to April 14th, 2013 at the University of Delaware, Newark. The second place award carries a cash prize of $1,500. Our UDC-CC two-year Hospitality and Tourism Management Program’s team was once again able to compete and outshine other teams from longer - established Universities’ Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs.
Continuing Education and Department of Public Works Professional Development Project
Continuing Education is partnering with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to create an innovative program that is focusing on employees in the Street and Alley Sweepers division. This pilot project will provide education, professional development and training to 20 front line workers and 10 managers. The program goals are based on focus group discussions with DPW employees and will provide 80 hours of instruction. There are three core modules:
The AdminTech Academy, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides dislocated, unemployed and underemployed workers with courses and certifications required for administrative and information technology industry jobs in the region.
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Celebration of Excellence Event
On January 12, 2013, over 300 students from across the city gathered with family and friends for the UDC-CC/WDLL “Celebration of Excellence” recognition ceremony. The semi-annual event, held at Saint Elizabeths Auditorium, proudly acknowledged students participating in Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning programs. Mayor Vincent Gray attended the event, gave words of encouragement and a message about community, employability, upward mobility, and educational growth. The keynote address was delivered by Thomas Penny III, who is the General Manager for the Courtyard M
PTK Spring Break Party - All UDC-CC/UDC students are invited to kick off spring break with a party hosted by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society! The party will be on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in the first floor multi-purpose room at 801 N. Capitol Street. There will be a DJ, open mic, and free food! A student ID card is required for entry. Students, please contact Connie Souder at 202.274.6267 to sign up to perform at the open mic.
UDC-CC Student Receives National Institutes of Health Internship
UDC-CC Student Receives National Institutes of Health Internship - Shane Johnson, a nursing student at UDC-CC, has been selected to participate in the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program. Shane was one of only 19 students across the nation chosen from a pool of 7,000 applicants. As a part of this program, Mr.
The UDC-CC Associate Degree Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc (NLNAC), February 7-9, 2012. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for:
February 8, 2012, 4:00pm at 801 North Capitol St. NE.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Continuing Education grew by more than 30% during the first quarter of 2011. Our online classes continue to lead the way in providing professional development for people updating their skills. Providing more than a thousand online courses, Continuing Education has extensive and best quality programming in accounting, business, healthcare and fitness, hospitality, media and graphic design, program management, legal studies and much more!
Fifty Students from the University of the District of Columbia Community College Participate in Gap for Community Colleges
June 15, 2011 - In Spring 2011 Gap Inc. and the UDC Community College (UDC-CC) partnered as a part of President Obama’s Skills for America’s Future program, an initiative to improve industry partnerships with community colleges to ensure that America’s community college students are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workforce.
Dr. James Shaw, a Visiting Assistant Professor for Biology, has been selected as a summer fellow for Bio-Link, a National Advanced Technology Education Center of Excellence focused on Biotechnology and Life Sciences.
UDC-CC participates in Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual Capitol Hill Conference
In early April 2011, Lily Najera and Halek Sanchez, two UDC-CC students, accompanied staff members Wesley Walsman, Academic Advisor, and Raysa Leer, Program Specialist, to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual Capitol Forum in downtown Washington, DC.
Dr. Jonathan Gueverra creates Minority Male Initiative
In Spring 2011, Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, in collaboration with faculty and staff, created the Minority Male Initiative to improve the enrollment support services and graduation rates of students from underrepresented communities at UDC-CC. This program, which has included forums, panel discussions, and regular meetings, has been a great success among students. The initiative offers academic support programs, staff/ faculty mentoring, peer mentoring, and personal development. All meetings and events are open to eligible students, faculty, and staff.
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning and United Medical Center Partnership Update
Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) is pleased to announce its newest partnership with United Medical Center (formally known as Greater Southeast Community Hospital) in southeast Washington to utilize space to offer satellite allied health programming. The space is approximately 4,600 square feet with three large classrooms and two modern teaching laboratories.
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today the start of Gap for Community Colleges, a partnership between the UDC Community College (UDC-CC) and Gap Inc. as part of White House Initiative ‘Skills for America’s Future.’ The program will provide community college students with the skills and knowledge to be successful and competitive in the workforce.
It was standing room only at the Community College's convocation on Thurs., Oct. 13 as students, faculty and staff celebrated the school's formal debut at its beautiful new location on N. Capitol Street. The twin themes of hope and opportunity were reinforced in every speech--from keynoter Jim Vance (News4 anchor), who credited the professors of his alma mater who "would not let [him] fail" to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who called UDC-CC the vehicle for erasing class and social disparities and Under Secretary of Education Martha J.
WASHINGTON — Starting an educational institution from scratch is a hard task. But it does have its advantages. Just ask the founding set of administrators and instructors at The University of the District of Columbia Community College, which wrapped up its first academic year a few months ago.
Washington Post: Rising Enrollment a Mark of Success
The only community college in the District is less than a year old, but it is attracting students as demand for postsecondary education booms.
The University of the District of Columbia Community College split off from the chronically troubled University of the District of Columbia in August as an open-admission, two-year institution -- a change instituted by UDC's new president.
Welcome to UDC-CC! We are elated that you have decided to pursue your academic endeavors at The University of the District of Columbia Community College this Fall. Please take full advantage of the many opportunities for intellectual and personal growth beginning with our New Student Orientation Sessions!
Civic Engagement Corp (CEC) is Looking for Leaders and Members
The Office of Community-based Learning, Research, and Service announces its new Civic Engagement Corp (CEC). The Civic Engagement Corp is focused on engaging UDC students in better understanding community and social issues through service learning and community service. This is an exciting opportunity to connect the University and community. In addition, the program would help develop civically engaged students as well as empowering both participants and the entire student body on/off campus.
UDC-CC is pleased to announce the development of a new UDC-CC Center at 801 North Capitol St NE, just two blocks from Union Station. With the city council’s approval of the property lease on April 22, UDC-CC will immediately begin building out the nine-story, 88,000-square-foot space and plans to start classes and offer student services for Fall 2010. More Info »
UDC-CC Joins Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count
Signifying its commitment to continuous institutional improvement and student success, UDC-CC has joined Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. As part of this nationwide initiative, UDC-CC will identify new strategies to increase student success, close achievement gaps, and improve retention, persistence, and completion rates.. More Info »
Inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates
On Saturday, May 8, 2010, UDC-CC held it's inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates to honor associate degree, nursing certificate, and workforce development certificate students. Dr.
Student Government Association Elections – Coming Soon!
Attention all UDC-CC students! UDC-CC will conduct Student Government Association elections in the Fall 2010 semester. If you are interested in participating on the “Elections Committee” or “Elections Focus Group”, please contact Dr. Hermina "Pearl" Petersat firstname.lastname@example.org. . More Info »
Washington, D.C., April 23, 2010 – The University of the District of Columbia Community College is pleased to announce the development of a new campus center at 801 North Capitol Street, just two blocks from Union Station. With the city council’s approval of the property lease on April 22, UDC-CC will immediately begin building out the nine-story, 88,000-square-foot space and plans to start classes and offer student services for Fall 2010.
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Congratulations to UDC-CC's Hospitality and Tourism Management team which won third place in the business plan contest sponsored by the Darden Restaurants Foundation Entrepreneurship Summit. Our students, competing against teams from better-known and longer-established hospitality and tourism programs, were Anthony Preston, Maria Brooks, Juan Guevara, William Muriel, John Swain and Shiva Sharma. Dr. Henry Iroegbu was the team advisor. - 05/08/2010
"The Obama administration’s proposal to provide $12 billion to community colleges is widely seen by educators as explicit recognition of the two-year colleges’ importance to the economy." ...
“This is the higher education equivalent of the moon shot,” said Jamie Merisotis, president of the Lumina Foundation, which supports community-college initiatives. “The president is putting a bet on one sector to get a lot more graduates. They want to have a measurable impact on work force development.” ...