When students need help, they seek out an instructor, advisor or administrator. But behind the scenes are some additional important leaders with influential roles in UCC operations. These leaders are the UCC Board of seven elected officials including Twila McDonald, Melvin “Bud” Smith, David Littlejohn, Erica Mills, Guy N. Kennerly,Continue Reading

UCC’s new three-year strategic “doing” plan, recently presented by President Rachel Pokrandt, takes a three-pronged approach to prosperity: increase opportunity, increase value and focus on the future. “UCC will thrive,” writes Pokrandt; “We proved our ability to change during the pandemic. Let’s harness that ability and speed. The time is now. WeContinue Reading

For a campus as small as UCC — where one can walk from one end to the other in less than five minutes — its issues with communication and connectivity are unexpected but ever-present. Many student and staff organizations are trying to change this culture on campus. One such studentContinue Reading

Stress, conflicts, headaches, obstacles, overloads and long nights. “S.C.H.O.O.L.” (get it?). Many students may feel the difficulty of their first year in college, even for those who have just graduated from high school. Where can students find someone who can help with FASFA or that one math problem that seemsContinue Reading

Colleges are required by The Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access for students of all abilities. By these standards, campuses must be architecturally, educationally and systemically accessible for everyone. So how does a school like UCC adapt to shifting needs in accessibility? “It’s called a campus ‘self-evaluation‘ and transition plan,”Continue Reading

Summer classes at UCC are now open for registration. These classes are helpful for those who need extra credits to graduate on time or who want to get ahead in their degree. Summer classes are slightly condensed to eight weeks each to compensate for the shorter time frame. Many studentsContinue 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

Our stomachs talk to our brain more even than our brain talks to our bodies, but are we listening? If we don’t, it’s detrimental to our mental, emotional and physical health, according to representatives from UC-VEG and nutrition authorities.  “Your gut is connected to your brain in a way thatContinue Reading