• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Industry CEO joins SOWI committee

SOWI Building and Vineyard

The Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) and Umpqua Community College proudly announce the appointment of Gordon Burns.

Burns currently serves as chief executive officer of ETS Laboratories and will be a key addition to SOWI’s advisory committee

“His 35 years of industry excellence will be an asset in guiding growth of the wine institute, just as his satellite lab operation on the UCC campus continues to be a valuable tool for assuring the quality of our local winemaking industry,” said advisory committee chairman Lee Paterson. “The timing couldn’t be better as we prepare to launch the SOWI wine incubator operation.”

gburns1Burns has been an active contributor to the world wine industry since he and his wife, Marjorie, founded their internationally renowned wine analysis lab in 1978 in St. Helena, Calif.  Since that time, Burns has maintained leadership roles with the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, the American Society of Microbiology, the American Chemical Society, the American Council of Independent Laboratories, and others.

SOWI’s advisory committee is comprised of industry, community, and education professionals charged with guiding and directing program and operational development. 

SOWI Advisory Committee

Dwayne Bershaw, UCC/SOWI Administrator
Angela Chenoweth, UCC Ag Business Professor
Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Horticulturalist
Sean Breslin, UCC Science Professor
Toni Clough, UCC Business Professor
Wes Crawford, Sutherlin High School Agriculture Instructor
Jim Delfino, Delfino Winery Owner
Linda Donovan, Pallet Wine Co. Owner
Sandy Glaser, Glaser Estate Winery Owner
Scott Henry, Henry Estate Winery Owner
Earl Jones, Abacela Winery Owner
Chris Lake, SOWI Director
James Osborne, OSU Viticulture Professor
Lee Paterson, UCC Foundation Board
Luke Pedotti, Results Partners Vineyard Consultant
Vicki Westbrook, Blue Heron Vineyard Owner
Connie Williamson, KPIC Station Manager

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