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Norton to Speak at UDC’s 41st Founders’ Day Celebration and Honor Major General Errol Schwartz, Tomorrow

Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will give remarks at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) 41st Anniversary Founders’ Day Celebration tomorrow, Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., on UDC’s Van Ness Campus at the Theater of the Arts Auditorium (Connecticut Ave. at Windom Circle, NW).  In her remarks, Norton will honor Major General Errol R. Schwartz, former Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard, who is receiving UDC’s President’s Award.

“There is perhaps no one more deserving of UDC’s President’s Award than Major General Errol Schwartz, an alumnus of this great university who has devoted his life of service to protecting the District of Columbia and the nation, rising to be the D.C. National Guard’s Commanding General,” Norton said.  “Beyond his more than forty years in the D.C. National Guard, Major General Schwartz has gone above and beyond his service through his commitment to the Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe program, which has helped hundreds of D.C. youth go on to graduate high school and live successful lives in their communities.  It will be a special privilege to be one of the speakers honoring Major General Schwartz at tomorrow’s Founders’ Day celebration.”

Norton is a longtime champion in the Congress for UDC and has secured new benefits for the university.  In 1999, when Norton introduced and later won passage of the D.C. College Access Act, she insisted and got UDC eligible for the first time for federal HBCU funding.