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The proposed FY 2012-13 budget will go to the UCC Budget Committee for consideration on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the Lang Center.
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Umpqua Community College, Douglas County, State of Oregon,
to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, will be held at 1140 Umpqua College Rd,
Lang Center Bldg. The meeting will take place on the 25th of April, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to
receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after the 16th of April, 2012 at 1140 Umpqua College Rd,
Library, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
Pursuant to ORS 294.426(5)(b) this notice is also located on our website at http://www.umpqua.edu
New study enumerates impact of UCC and its students, faculty & staff on regional economy
What would Douglas County be like without Umpqua Community College?
An economic study of the College's impact on the community concluded that UCC "plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives."
- "Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings."
- "Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs."
- "The community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds and an eased tax burden."
"Douglas County was fortunate to have the conscientious and futuristic leaders back in the 1960s to secure the location of a community college in our community," said Neil Hummel, a prominent local Realtor and early UCC graduate.
"Their vision, commitment and investment in getting Umpqua Community College located here has paid big dividends over the years in providing workforce training, career training and transfer credits for thousands of students who would not otherwise have that opportunity," Hummel said. "I know because I was one of those students."
More than two-thirds of all Douglas County adults over 18 years of age participate in a class, event or activity at UCC every hear.
The study was conducted in August of this year by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI). It was previously called CCbenefits and, under that name, conducted a study for the College about the potential for growth of the wine industry in southern Oregon with the advent of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at UCC.
"Altogether," the current study found, "the average annual added income due to the activities of UCC and its former students equals $196.5 million. This is approximately equal to 7.7% of the total Douglas County economy."
Two other figures stand out: $178.5 million is the net contribution to the region from the higher income of former students who are still active in the regional workforce; $18 million of direct income comes from faculty and staff paychecks and purchases of services and supplies that are made and multiplied in Douglas County.
Beyond the numbers are the impacts UCC and its graduates have in the healthcare field, to take just one example, in the hospitals, doctors' offices and dental clinics throughout the area, and in automotive technology, to take another, where UCC's Toyota T-Ten program trains mechanics at work in many dealerships across Oregon.
"Douglas County is a net importer of jobs in the health care field," said Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, a Roseburg pediatrician and CEO of The Physicians of Douglas County (DCIPA). "This economic study shows the impact of UCC in our community in terms of dollars and cents. And, it is considerable. But, beyond that, is the impact the College has on healthcare locally. The graduates of UCC in registered and practical nursing, dental assisting and hygiene and clinical medical assisting affect the health and quality of life of people throughout Douglas County."
"UCC has been a huge community resource for decades," said Roseburg car dealer Clint Newell. "There is a tremendous amount of education and knowledge within our community that wouldn't exist without UCC. Serving a major role, UCC makes Douglas County a better place to live."
The study is divided into four sections: the Student Perspective; the Business Perspective; the Social Perspective, and the Taxpayer Perspective. Among the findings are:
- The Student Perspective: By 2020, about 23% of the anticipated 15,000 new or replacement jobs available in Douglas County will require an education level of an associate's (2-year) degree or greater.
- The Business Perspective: In addition to $18.5 million in payroll, UCC spent $25.2 million in fiscal year 2009-10 for supplies and services. An estimated 36% was spent in Douglas County.
- The Social Perspective: Oregon will see avoided social costs amounting to $1.5 million per year due to UCC students, including savings associated with improved health, reduced crime and reduced welfare and unemployment.
- The Taxpayer Perspective: For every dollar appropriated by state and local government to UCC, taxpayers will see a return with cumulative added value of $2.10 in the form of higher tax revenues and avoided social costs.
"It is my belief," Hummel said, "that education is the catalyst for economic growth and UCC has consistently responded to the needs of our employers. In fact, the College recently added an additional 17 career classes for students to get the knowledge and skills they need to work in these new careers and stay in Douglas County. When the needs are there, UCC responds."
Financial Aid Literacy Seminar
The Financial Aid Literacy Seminar was developed in response to changes in federal regulations that affect both the institution and students and to help students borrow responsibly. We have also included information regarding several changes that have occured both at the Federal and Institutional levels. Understanding the new Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy and how your decisions can impact your finanial aid is important information allowing you to make informed decisions.
Along with the new Financial Aid SAP policy you will learn more details regarding the Federal Direct Loan program and what you can expect should you decide to borrow money to help finance your education.
The online seminar is composed of six units which can be completed in 2 - 2.5 hours at your convenience, however your financial aid check disbursement is dependent on completion of the course. The on-campus course is usually completed within the same time frame of 2 - 2.5 hours.
How to Enroll for this course (Both Online & On-Campus)
Enrolling in the course is easy - online registration for FALL term is currently open until September 22, 2011 and can be accessed by following the directions on this link to the student information page
To enroll after online registration is closed, you will need to complete one of the following steps:
1. Come in person to the Registration window located in Campus Center and turn in an Add-Drop form.
2. Print and complete the “Add-Drop / Schedule Change form” from http://www.umpqua.edu/forms-and-publications and fax it to the Registration office at 541-440-4612.
If while registering for this class you run into a 'HOLD' on your account, please contact Shannon McFarland at 440- 4630
How to Access this course on Angel
To access your course on Angel you will need to wait for approximately one hour after registration and then sign onto Angel and complete the course. For your convenience we have included a direct link to Angel, simply click here to get started
If you are attending a Face-to-face class please come to the lab indicated on your registration on the date and time you've signed up for.
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Nine UCC students receive awards, two firsts, at SkillsUSA competition
More than 300 students from Linn-Benton, Lane, Umpqua and Portland community colleges and Estacada and Aloha high schools competed April 9 at the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College. Community college students competed against college students; high schools against high school students.
The UCC students were accompanied by automotive technology instructor Kevin Mathweg and welding instructor Ian Fisher.
Students competed in several different skills categories pertaining to diesel vehicles, including engines, transmissions, electrical, hydraulics, precision-machining, shop skills, failure analysis and interview skills. One winner from both the high school and post-secondary level will be chosen to go on to the SkillsUSA national competition, held in June in Kansas City, MO.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that provides services for high school and college students, who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, health and skilled service occupations.
This year, UCC’s technical education programs were well represented by eleven students competing in five separate events. Overall, nine medallions were awarded to our students with two students – Virgil Pippen and Jack Essary – winning their events and qualifying for the National competition June 19-24 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The results for Umpqua Community College are below:
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY
1st - Virgil Pippen
2nd - James Pope
3rd - Jack Allen
POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
2nd - Runningwolf Condo
3rd - Colby Allen
DIESEL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
7th - Chris Moore
9th - Torry Piechowski
WELDING - General
1st - Jack Essary
WELDING - Fabrication Team
2nd - Joshua Walters, Dan Hendrix, and Michael Livermore
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