Kick-Off Gala Highlights Scholarship, Achievement
WASHINGTON Jan. 20, 2011 University of the District of Columbia January 29th Washington, DC
University of the District of Columbia Myrtilla Miner Columbia Teachers College
Over the years, efforts to combine the quality educational instruction in DC Teachers College with technical education were successful. When Congress granted the District limited home rule in 1975, DC leaders set to work creating a full-service university with a mission of serving city residents. In 1977, Washington Technical Institute, Federal City College and DC Teachers College were molded into one university, which opened in 1977 under the name University of the District of Columbia. In 1996, the DC Council passed legislation merging the DC School of Law (formerly the Antioch School of Law) with UDC, creating the David A. Clarke School of Law, widely considered one of the finest public interest law schools in the U.S.
Allen L. Sessoms the
Bertie Backus Middle School
"We are fortunate to have city leadership that understands what is necessary to grow its public university," said Dr. Sessoms. "The contributions of our current mayor and city council are beyond stellar and will begin showing benefits for the thousands of students who attend UDC and the Community College."
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