Katelyn Buxton/The MainstreamProfessor Charles Young is an associate professor of social science at UCC. History professor shares the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday and why it endured While turkeys, travel plans and pumpkin pies are foremost in the public’s thoughts, is anyone wondering just what happened on that first ThanksgivingContinue Reading

Owen Cherry / The Mainstream Chemistry professor discusses common obstacles and success strategies for chemistry students Joseph Villa, who has a doctorate in analytic/environmental chemistry, has been a chemistry professor at Umpqua Community College since 2014. Villa spent 13 years studying chemistry. Here he shares some of his educational storyContinue Reading

This year’s UCC faculty of the year award went to Associate Professor Georgann Willis. “I’m incredibly honored” Willis said. Completing her sixth year at UCC, Professor Willis said she had no plans of leaving UCC and will continue teaching the same courses: psychology, human relations, human development and human sexuality.Continue Reading

How old were you when you started teaching at UCC? I was 52 when I started teaching at UCC in 2004. Why UCC? Ageism led me to Roseburg. I had lived in the Portland Metro area most of my life. When I wanted to start my encore career as aContinue Reading

Bart Copeland retiring at age 85 spent everyday living the postman’s oath “Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay These Couriers From The Swift Completion Of Their Appointed Rounds.” Bart will forever be known as a celebrity on UCC campus. Bart has been working hard ever sinceContinue Reading