Life is a journey, and no matter how meticulously one plans, the pandemic has taught us we can never plan for everything. Roseburg native, Melissa Wilkins, a nursing student and newly elected ASUCC vice president, knows this truth all too well. “I started UCC originally at the end of 2018.Continue Reading

Life changes in unexpected ways, but for UCC student and library worker Ashley Swearingen, change happened fast and derailed her life. While striving toward her goal of working in a museum living in Portland three years ago, Swearingen began having severe migraines, neck pain, and vertigo likely related to aContinue Reading

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 new partnership with Bushnell University has opened the opportunity for UCC psychology majors to complete their bachelor’s degree in Douglas County. UCC faculty, along with faculty from Bushnell University, were concerned that there was no way for a student with an AAOT earned at UCC to finish their degree without makingContinue Reading

For many students, funding for college is the difference between following a career path that aligns with their passions or just getting a job.   College students have the unique struggle of trying to prioritize school while being continually pressured to prioritize everything else. The Revealing Institutional Strengths and Challenges groupContinue Reading

Many students find the transition from a two-year degree to a four-year degree program daunting. Locally, UCC offers a degree partnership program to assist students with their transition into higher education. The DPP allows students to begin their college career, regardless of prior academic success, at UCC and dual enroll or transfer toContinue Reading

Students who say hard work pays off are the finalists for the Jacoby Award UCC awards student Kacy Buxton with The Jacoby Award, UCC’s highest award. This award is given at commencement each year to reward a student’s academic achievement and service to the college and the community. The winningContinue Reading