Community raises more than $150,000 for UCC student support during the masquerade-themed ball.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – The Umpqua Community College (UCC) Foundation held its 2nd annual Legacy Ball on Friday, Nov. 10, at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville. This year’s theme was a masquerade ball called Unmasking the Power of an Education.
More than 400 guests enjoyed an evening of food, entertainment, and dancing. Thanks to generous sponsors and community members, the event raised over $150,000 that will go toward UCC student support.
During the event, student and scholarship recipient, Jared Norman, shared how receiving scholarships impacted his ability to return to school to become a pediatric nurse.
“Getting a scholarship was like winning the (lottery),” Norman said. “Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of people who believed in me so I didn’t believe in myself. You have these people providing you with a way to move forward in your life and pursue your goals. Whether you know them or not, it really pushes you to succeed. I just want to give them a big hug.”
UCC student and U.S. Army veteran Wade Christensen was also honored during the event. Wade was presented with a flag that flew over the United States Capitol for his service as a Special Forces Engineer.
The UCC Foundation was established in 1970 to further Umpqua Community College’s mission through the strength and generosity of volunteers and donors. The UCC Foundation provides, on average, $450,000 in scholarships to UCC students each year, in addition to providing support for capital building and academic programs.
About Umpqua Community College
Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
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