• "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

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  • 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 Thursday 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

    Campus is OPEN to registered students, faculty and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

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

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UCC Board Approves Naming

Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center

New building to be named the Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the naming of its new building the Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing & Science Center. The proposed naming was presented by Dennis O’Neill, Director of the UCC Foundation Board, along with Ronnie Bruce, long-time friend of Bonnie and Foundation Board member.

Bonnie FordBonnie Ford has been a long-time advocate of health services. In the 1970’s, before her marriage to Kenneth Ford, she served as Director of Food Service at Douglas Community Hospital for four years. Earlier in her career, Bonnie held positions as dietitian and food service manager for hospitals in various locations including California, Nevada, and Saudi Arabia.

Bonnie has always been very active in a variety of civic, charitable, and public service organizations. She helped launch the Chamber of Commerce Project Leadership program and received the Chamber’s First Citizen of the Year Award in 1990. She devoted time and support to many organizations whose mission was to help persons in need, including C.A.S.A., Battered Person’s Advocacy, Safe Haven, Confidence Clinic, Salvation Army, and the Phoenix School. She has been a long-serving member of Altrusa and AAUW. During the years 1991-2004, Bonnie served several terms on the Umpqua Community College Foundation Board and participated in the drive to fund and build the Ford Child Enrichment Center. After Kenneth passed away in 1997, Bonnie worked to advance his legacy through her involvement with the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Programs, regularly attending and speaking at scholarship award events.

Ground-breaking for the new Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing, & Science Center is set for 5 p.m. on May 15, 2015 on the UCC Campus.

Photo: Bonnie Ford, Credit: Gary Leif. Used with permission.

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