A tribute to survivors and those lost will also be displayed around the campus flag pole.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – On Friday, Sept. 29, Umpqua Community College (UCC) will be holding a Day of Remembrance to reflect on the events of Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has approved the campus’ request to fly the flag at half-staff from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 1. A tribute to survivors and those lost will also be displayed around the campus flag pole.
Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, a private event for UCC staff and students, affected family members, and the law enforcement community will take place on the UCC campus grounds. Due to the private, sensitive nature of this event, the public and media are required to keep a respectful distance.
“We understand there will be community interest in this event, but this time is for those directly impacted by the 10/1 events,” UCC President Dr. Debra Thatcher said. “Out of respect for those who choose to participate, we are asking people to give them the distance and respect they deserve.”
In addition to the Day of Remembrance events, the College has unveiled a new, permanent webpage called “We Will Always Remember.” The page was created to serve as a virtual memorial to acknowledge and honor those lost and affected by the events that took place at UCC on Oct. 1, 2015. The site also contains the following:
- Annual Day of Remembrance activities and information
- Photo galleries
- Campus and community support
- Information regarding on- and off-campus memorials (coming soon)
- Links to campus and community resources
Visit www.umpqua.edu/we-remember for more information.
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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