Umpqua Nine - We will always remember - October 1, 2015

This site is a virtual memorial to acknowledge and honor those lost and affected by the tragic events that took place at Umpqua Community College on October 1, 2015. On that day, an instructor and eight students—ranging in age from 18 to 67—were tragically taken from their loved ones and from our community. Twelve students survived, eight of whom were wounded. The events of Oct. 1 will always be a part of our history. We will remember that day every day. Each year, UCC will hold a Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to those we lost and those who survived.

Day of Service & Remembrance at UCC 2022

Over the past six years, Umpqua Community College has remembered the lives that were lost and the impact October 1, 2015, had on our community. This year, on September 29, which was a Thursday, the day of the week the incident occurred in 2015, UCC honored those who were impacted by giving back to our community through volunteerism. The campus community, staff, faculty students and community members signed up to give back to the many partner organizations that have been long-time supporters of UCC, especially during the incident. Volunteers worked on a variety of projects across the community at Adapt, Aviva Health, CHI Mercy Health, Red Cross, Saving Grace, Bureau of Land Management, UCAN, Peace at Home Advocacy Center as well as UCC.

Volunteers and UCC staff met in the middle of the day for lunch with the families and a moment of silence, led by Dr. Rachel Pokrandt, UCC President. “This day of service and remembrance is in honor of those who lost their lives, those who carry physical scars, and those who carry scars of the heart and mind, from the events of October 1st, 2015. UCC is proud of your brave commitment to continuing to educate and create community in this place. No act will ever take that from us.”


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