Outstanding Student Award recipient and engineering transfer student, Hector Cardenas, does not relish the spotlight. When he was nominated for an outstanding student achievement award, some aggressive cajoling was involved to convince this remote student to drive from his present home in Portland to attend the 2022 student achievement ceremony atContinue Reading

A singular exceptional student is chosen every year for the Harry Jacoby award at UCC.  Named after former UCC President Jacoby, who was president from 1964-1975, this award is given to an exceptional student who excels beyond academics. The award is chosen by a faculty led committee made up ofContinue Reading

Building rapport with professors may sound challenging to some students or inconsequential to others, but this communication is considered a tool for student achievement.  “By forming a bond with a professor, students are more likely to access the informative, helpful guidance most teachers are willing to offer,” reports an article byContinue Reading

Chronic pain, daily pain that lasts over three months, is a reality for many Americans. According to the CDC, “Chronic pain is the most common reason adults seek medical care and is associated with decreased quality of life, opioid dependence, and poor mental health.” A 2019 National Health Institute SurveyContinue Reading

Free pizza at a college has been a tried and true method of gathering students in one location on campus, but students who answered the invitation to question candidates for UCC’s next vice president of student services were more interested in being heard than eating. The search for VPSS particularlyContinue Reading

Often quiet with a small smile at the ready, AAOT student Tayla Griffin regularly attends her Zoom classes with the camera on, eyes focused on the instructor, her own office in the background. Math professor Mary Stinnett praises Griffin as a model remote student. “Tayla ensures her camera is on,Continue Reading