I’m going to miss all my fellow students and our advisor Melinda Benton. The Mainstream helped me improve my writing skills and how to come out of my shell. Having recently changed my major I was worried I was too far behind in what I should already know, but after my two terms at The Mainstream I feel a lot more comfortable with my decision to go into writing and have more confidence in my decision. I really want to thank all the English teachers at UCC who have helped me, and a special thank you to Melinda for all her help this past year.Read More →

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Out of a group of 94 eligible UCC students, three have been nominated for the Jacoby Award. The three finalists are Taylor Strickland, Monica Botwinick, and Eric Anderson. The nominees were evaluated by their scholastic achievement, college service such as participating in college events, and community service. To be considered for nomination, students needed to complete at least 72 credits and six terms at UCC, have a GPA above or at 3.5, and have all graduation requirements completed by the end of summer term 2019. After a committee led by Georgann Willis narrowed the choices to three nominees, interviews were held in order to determineRead More →

UCC took gold in welding and second and third in the automotive contest during the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference at Camp Withycombe on March 15 to 16 in Clackamas. UCC has been competing in association with SkillsUSA since 1985. Derek Meier took first for gold in the welding category. Ian Fisher is the lead welding instructor for the current 26 students in UCC’s program. In the automotive category, Garrett Wene won second and Kelton Sivola won third. Kevin Mathweg is the automotive instructor for roughly 21 students. “The students need to be at a comprehensive caliber to go to the competition. There areRead More →

What are you doing after UCC? Garrison Leif: I’m going to pursue a life to become a therapist and and am going to achieve my bachelor’s in psychology and then a masters in Portland State.Colleen Jackson: After I graduate I’m actually going to apply for the degree partnership through always OSU and stay at UCC for one more year. After that, I plan to go to OSU to major in chemistry and going to a Pharmacy program.Alec Hillman: I’m heading to Old College in Alberta, Canada on an athletic scholarship to play basketball. Where do you see yourself in five years from now? Leif: InRead More →

UCC graduating senior, Shyla Yu, receives the Diversity Excellence Scholarship for the University of Oregon because of her hard work and passion of social science. Yu was awarded $14,000 dollars to aid with her Bachelors degree in psychology. “I’m really proud of myself for getting the scholarship because I started college having no idea how I would ever pay for it,” Yu said. She has been awarded this scholarship due to recognition of her achievements in and out of the classroom, and her commitment to enhancing diversity in the community. “I’m interested in psychology because I want to normalize, raise awareness, and help adolescents withRead More →

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. Willis’ favorite course to teach is general psychology because it includes a full range of psychology and students don’t lose focus as often; also she gets to meet almost everyone on campus because it is one of the most required courses. Another psychology course called abnormal psychology will be added next year but Willis willRead More →

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 a fulltime speech teacher, I knew I was qualified, but I didn’t realize that being older might be a barrier for me. When I had interviews with people who were the same age as my children, I realized getting my dream job was going to be a bit more complicated than I’d anticipated. Let’s face it,Read More →

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 since he was a little kid. He said “My folks taught me how to work hard.” His father owned a ranch and a feeding store. He told how he remembered mowing the lawn, milking cows, and feeding the animals on the ranch. When he got older, he began working at the movie theater selling tickets andRead More →

I graduated from high school 2 years ago, I graduate from community college on June 14. Those 2 years flew by like a shooting star. It might sound cliché, but just like a shooting star my life at UCC was short, but it made an impact. I made memories, friends, mentors and family. I am sure this is the same for some of the graduating class of 2019, and maybe some beg to differ. As I send off the class of 2019 I would just like to say I hope your time here has the same impact on you. I started my career in theRead More →

Monica Botwinick has been highly engaged at UCC as a full-time student, peer mentor, Phi Theta Kappa five-star officer, QSA Club president, and Debate Club public relations officer, as well as wife and mother of three.  After experiencing many life challenges, like simultaneously being homeless, jobless, and pregnant at 21 years old, Botwinick allowed those experiences to take the backseat on a journey filled with opportunities to help others who have also dealt with loss and persistent struggle. Recently, Botwinick found herself on a fast-track to bringing her visions of becoming a Post-Partum Mental Health Counselor to fruition.  “On April 23, over 30 supporters, manyRead More →

Registered voters in the Winston Dillard school district voted yes on a General Obligation Bond Levy on May 21, 2019, to provide $16 million dollars toward replacing two buildings and renovating two others at Douglas High School. The state of Oregon will contribute an additional $4 million grant to the WD school district, bringing total funds to renovate the high school to $20 million dollars. The school has educated more than three generations of Douglas County residents, and has suffered damages. Leaking classroom roofs, snow-collapsed cafeterias, inadequate heating and electrical, and outdated gymnasium and locker rooms. Estimated tax rate after the bond passage is $1.39/$1,000Read More →