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High School Connections

UCC is committed to the success of every high school student in Douglas County and beyond. UCC offers a number of programs that can help high schoolers get a head start towards college. It is possible to graduate high school with an associate degree! We also have programs that help high schoolers to have a college-bound mentality and to realize their full potential sooner. Interested? Select the appropriate section below.

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Connecting College & Career

Would you like a UCC faculty/staff member to visit your classroom for a presentation and/or a hands-on activity? If so, please fill out our speaker request form (let us know your school, the grade you teach, your topic of interest, and the date/time that works for you) and we will get back to you soon in order to coordinate a visit! Below is a list of faculty/staff available to visit your class.

Topic Presenter Topic Presenter
Accessibility Danielle Haskett Human Services Sandra Angeli-Gade
Anatomy & Physiology Shauna McNulty Library Science Jennifer Lantrip
Art Susan Rochester Music Jason Heald
Automotive Kevin Mathweg Math Stuart Kramer
Business Toni Clough Natural Science TBD
Computer Science/CIS John Blackwood & Vincent Yip Outdoor Recreation TBD
Early Childhood Education Elise Sesabaugh Paralegal Crystal Sullivan
Education Gwen Soderberg-Chase Psychology Georgann Willis
Engineering/Forestry Clay Baumgartner Science/Chemistry Josephy Villa & Sean Breslin
Fire Science Andy Hatfield Science/Geology Karen Carroll & Jason Aase
History Charles Young Science/Physics Mick Davis
Humanities/Journalism Melinda Benton Spanish Nicholas Tratz
Humanities/Writing Jillanne Michell Theatre Arts Stephanie Newman


Success Stories

Read about why UCC is the right place to study!

  • Remodeling Centerstage Theatre

    Centerstage Theatre gets first makeover in nearly four decades; becomes versatile, multi-purpose room.

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  • ABS graduation 2018x

    Adult Basic Skills Program more than doubled this year's state average with a 34% completion rate.

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  • IMG 1292.1 jessica Luttrell 1

    From struggling to make ends meet to bringing in half of a six-figure income, UCC provided Jessica with a life-changing opportunity.

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  • Mainstream Staff smaller 2018 x

    UCC's student media outlet recognized for collegiate-level journalism excellence.

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  • IMG 5770 Taylor Lindsey 2

    As the student’s selection for a commencement speaker, Taylor is preparing the speech she will give to this year’s graduating class.

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  • IMG 3050X Rosa Mohlsick 2

    College alumna, community volunteer chosen as keynote commencement speaker.

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  • IMG 5655X Shanna McMahan

    One of this year's Outstanding Student recipients is graduating after returning to school 21 years later.

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  • IMG 9020.1 William Turner crop

    UCC opened the doors to a lot more than academics. William also discovered athletics, and the power of teamwork.

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  • rough crossing feature image

    Sail the high seas with this hilarious British comedy set in the 1930s aboard a luxurious cruise liner.

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  • all oregon academic team 2018

    Two students were selected to represent UCC in the annual event that recognizes academic excellence.

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