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2018 SkillsUSA Oregon State Champs

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UCC's 2018 SkillsUSA Oregon State Champions

ROSEBURG, Oregon – Congratulations to the Umpqua Community College (UCC) 2018 SkillsUSA Oregon State Championship recipients (pictured above, left to right: Nazario, Kevin, Carlos, Derek, Ken, Matt, Lazareth, James). The statewide competition was held this past weekend. The following placed in the Automotive Service Technology and Welding categories:

Automotive Service Technology

  1. Matt Chace (State Champion & National Qualifier)
  2. Ken Thompson
  3. Lazareth Leaton


  1. Nazario Ferguson (State Champion & National Qualifier)
  2. Derek Meier
  3. Carlos Lopez
  4. James Kuper
  5. Kevin Greene

The national qualifiers have the opportunity to compete in the National SkillsUSA Competition that will be held in Nashville, Tennessee in late June.

About Umpqua Community College

Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.


Kevin Mathweg - Contact
Associate Professor, Automotive
Phone: 541-440-4652

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