Dear DDCE Community,
It’s with great excitement that we officially kick-off our division-wide 10th anniversary celebration. Although standing still has never been in the DDCE’s nature, all of us believe a decade is a milestone worth celebrating. The anniversary will be central to a number of our community-based events throughout the year, including Evening of Honors, the Community Leadership Awards, The Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and Explore UT. In all, the anniversary celebration will be a part of nearly 30 events throughout 2017.
Our next major celebratory event is the 18th edition of the Project which takes place Saturday, February 25. This year we’ll again be returning to the Runberg area, volunteering across 18 different work sites. Last year volunteers worked on 64 different beautification projects throughout Rundberg, producing 8,900 volunteer hours with an economic impact of nearly $90,000. It’s this dedication that has made the Project one of the largest one-day student and community-run service events in the nation.
It’s amazing how fast the division’s first 10 years have flown by. As we spend this year both looking back and looking forward, I hope to see you at one of our many celebratory gatherings. Thank you for your continued support of all we do.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
W.K. Kellogg Professor in Community College Leadership
Professor of Law