High School Connections

UCC is committed to the success of every high school student in Douglas County and beyond. 

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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-Gase
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 Ken Carloni
Computer Science/CIS John Blackwood & Vincent Yip Outdoor Recreation Vernon Nelson
Criminal Justice Rob Willbanks Paralegal Crystal Sullivan
Engineering/Forestry Clay Baumgartner Psychology Georgann Willis
Fire Science Joel King Science/Chemistry Joseph Villa & Sean Breslin
History Charles Young Science/Geology Karen Carroll & Jason Aase
Humanities/Journalism Melinda Benton Science/Physics Mick Davis
Humanities/Writing Jillanne Michell Spanish Nicholas Tratz
    Theatre Arts Stephanie Newman



Success Stories

Read about why UCC is the right place to study!

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

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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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    High school short play competition brings Douglas County youth together to celebrate theater.

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    The Lion in Winter, a play about the Plantagenet dynasty’s origin, runs February 23 through March 11.

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  • Ian McGowan as Sonny in GreaseBackstage with UCC employee Ian McGowan—dressed in character as Sonny in 'Grease.'

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    Local family's heirloom sparks creativity, challenge for second-year welding student John Kunis.

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  • Dental Assisting for Veterans

    Day-long community service effort provided free dental services for UCC student veterans.

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  • Heather Neavoll

    “Choosing to go to school has made a huge difference in my life."

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