UCC Student Receives Public Safety Scholarship

UCC Student Receives Public Safety Scholarship

ROSEBURG, Ore., October 10, 2022 — Jalee Chandler, a student at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, has received a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI).

The Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship program provides scholarships exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members who demonstrate potential for excellence in the public safety field while enrolled in a regionally accredited associate degree public safety program.

“I am thrilled that this scholarship along with my financial aid will enable me to attend college without cost and focus on what I want to do in life,” said Jalee. “I want to stay here in Roseburg and serve my community as a paramedic.”

The Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship was established by IPSLEI and Phi Theta Kappa in 2012 and named for Dr. Richard L. Resurreccion, Professor Emeritus of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach. Resurreccion is a member of the IPSLEI Board of Directors and has 47 years of teaching experience in the first responder field at the secondary, two-year college, military, and university levels. Learn more about the scholarship.


IPSLEI brings the concepts of leadership and ethics to the forefront of an individual’s career, rather than waiting until a person is promoted into a supervisory position. This program is based on the belief that one need not be a supervisor or manager to understand leadership principles and contribute to the leadership process. Learn more about IPSLEI.

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.