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High School Connections

UCC is committed to the success of every high school student in Douglas County and beyond. UCC offers a number of programs that can help high schoolers get a head start towards college. It is possible to graduate high school with an associate degree! We also have programs that help high schoolers to have a college-bound mentality and to realize their full potential sooner. Interested? Select the appropriate section below.

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Connecting College & Career

Would you like a UCC faculty/staff member to visit your classroom for a presentation and/or a hands-on activity? If so, please fill out our speaker request form (let us know your school, the grade you teach, your topic of interest, and the date/time that works for you) and we will get back to you soon in order to coordinate a visit! Below is a list of faculty/staff available to visit your class.

Topic Presenter Topic Presenter
Accessibility Danielle Haskett Human Services Sandra Angeli-Gade
Anatomy & Physiology Shauna McNulty Library Science Jennifer Lantrip
Art Susan Rochester Music Jason Heald
Automotive Kevin Mathweg Math Stuart Kramer
Business Toni Clough Natural Science TBD
Computer Science/CIS John Blackwood & Vincent Yip Outdoor Recreation TBD
Early Childhood Education Elise Sesabaugh Paralegal Crystal Sullivan
Education Gwen Soderberg-Chase Psychology Georgann Willis
Engineering/Forestry Clay Baumgartner Science/Chemistry Josephy Villa & Sean Breslin
Fire Science Andy Hatfield Science/Geology Karen Carroll & Jason Aase
History Charles Young Science/Physics Mick Davis
Humanities/Journalism Melinda Benton Spanish Nicholas Tratz
Humanities/Writing Jillanne Michell Theatre Arts Stephanie Newman


Success Stories

Read about why UCC is the right place to study!

  • IMG 4801.1 Mick Davis 2

    UCC Physics instructor Dr. Mick Davis created a no-cost textbook that may open many doors for students around the globe.

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  • IMG 4832 Ben Simons.x

    UCC student Ben Simons was recently elected as the youngest mayor in Yoncalla history. He assumes the office in January 2019.

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  • IMG 4613 Jerry OSullivan.x

    “Supporting a family was number one in my mind... it was critical to finish college and reach my personal goals.”

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  • IMG 4576.1 sean breslin

    UCC chemistry instructor Sean Breslin's philosophy on teaching: Have fun and make people think and look at the world in a different way.

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  • ReneeCouture sub rosa detail crop

    This work, created by UCC Visual Arts faculty member Renee Couture, is one of the pieces on display in the UCC Gallery.

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  • IMG 6150.1 Wade Christensen resize

    “I had such a great two years at UCC. When I finish my bachelor’s degree, I’m coming back home."

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  • UCC Faculty Voice

    “Songs for a Sunday Afternoon” concert set for Sunday, Oct. 28.

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  • Remodeling Centerstage Theatre

    Centerstage Theatre gets first makeover in nearly four decades; becomes versatile, multi-purpose room.

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  • ABS graduation 2018x

    Adult Basic Skills Program more than doubled this year's state average with a 34% completion rate.

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  • IMG 1292.1 jessica Luttrell 1

    From struggling to make ends meet to bringing in half of a six-figure income, UCC provided Jessica with a life-changing opportunity.

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