News & Events
Thank you, UCC community!
Thank you, UCC community, for your generous contributions to the 2013 Thanksgiving Meal Baskets.
The Associated Students of UCC collected more than 500 food items, enough to fill Thanksgiving baskets for 25 deserving UCC students and their families.
Thanks to your great contributions, these families will have a warm, happy holiday.
Change your life with a GED
Start 2014 off on the right track by getting your GED.
Umpqua Community College will host two orientation sessions in December for adults wanting to work towards completing their GED in 2014. Orientations are free and required for all new GED students. Register for either session by calling the Woolley Center at 541-440-4603. Registration is required.
Free GED Orientations
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10-12 in the Technology Center, Room 119, at UCC’s main campus, 1140 Umpqua College Road
5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17-19 at the Woolley Center, 1634 W. Harvard Ave.
Students unsure about the GED can attend the first hour of either orientation session to get an overview of the program and the classes involved. Those who complete the full orientation will set life and education goals, learn about program options, and take placement tests.
“Having a GED can open a lot of doors,” explained April Hamlin, director of adult basic skills development at UCC. “A GED is very often required for a number of jobs, as well as for job training and apprenticeship programs, and college-level classes. It’s a great first step for people wanting to make big life changes.”
Winter GED classes start Jan. 6. Classes are offered in Roseburg and at several locations in Douglas County. Cost is typically $42 (including fees) per term. The number of terms needed depends on each individual.
For more information on GED classes, call the Woolley Center at 541-440-4603.
Holiday Jazz Concert on Dec. 9
The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Umpqua Community College proudly presents Holiday Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Centerstage Theatre (located inside the Whipple Fine Arts Center at UCC, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg).
The performance will feature the Big Horn Jazz Band, under the direction of John Gronberg, and the Umpqua Singers, under the direction of Jason Heald.
The concert will include jazz and pop standards, as well as holiday favorites. Admission at the door is $7 per person and $15 per family.
For more information, call 541-440-4691.
New scholarship dedicated to veterans
An endowment to provide scholarships for local veterans has been established by Del Blanchard, a Navy veteran and long-time Myrtle Creek resident. The new Del Blanchard Family Scholarship will provide an ongoing source of scholarships to Umpqua Community College for Douglas County veterans reentering the workforce.
Blanchard joined the US Navy in 1946 at the age of 17 and served aboard three submarines. He was standing wheel-watch as the USS Boarfish became the first submarine to transit under the polar ice cap. Blanchard later attended Oregon State University and, when the Vietnam War started, he entered the USN Ready Reserves, for which he served until he retired at age 57. He retired as a chief petty officer with 20 years of combined service to our nation.
On June 12, the Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved renaming of the Administration Building the Del Blanchard Administration Building. The naming of the building was in honor of Blanchard’s 32 years of service as the elected representative for Zone 5 on UCC’s Board of Trustees.
“Blanchard’s long and distinguished service to the students of UCC is recognized in two endowments for students: the Del and Evelyn Blanchard Endowment Fund for GED students, which is a longstanding scholarship, and the new Del Blanchard Family Endowment for veterans reentering the workforce,” said Dennis O’Neill, UCC Foundation executive director. “It’s an honor to make these available to UCC students and to do something extra for our veterans.”
Important Winter Registration Dates
Registration for winter term starts Tuesday, Nov. 12. Please see the schedule below.
• Nov. 12-13: Students with 45 earned credit hours
• Nov. 14-17: Students with 30 earned credit hours
• Nov. 18-20: Students with 15 earned credit hours
• Nov. 21-24: Students with 1 earned credit hour
• Nov. 25: Open registration begins
Winter term classes start Jan. 6. The Winter 2014 Course Schedule is available online and will be arriving in Douglas County mailboxes starting Saturday, Nov. 9.
The UCC registration office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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