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Students at Umpqua Community College who may be struggling financially due to issues connected to the COVID-19 pandemic could receive help thanks to federal funding the college has received. The emergency funding is intended to help cover expenses such as tuition, housing and childcare.

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WINCHESTER — Umpqua Community College presidential candidates Ryan Melton, Rachel Pokrandt and Teresa Rivenes had a chance to meet the board of education in person, get a tour of the campus and interact with the community via Zoom as the final portion of the interview process.

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WINCHESTER — Umpqua Community College is taking a closer look at its Southern Oregon Wine Institute, as well as the engineering and computer science programs, because those programs are chronically under-enrolled, according to President Debra Thatcher.

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WINCHESTER — Supporting deferred maintenance, a possible strategic fund and coming up with innovative ideas around tuition, were among the parameters the Umpqua Community College board of education gave regarding next year’s budget during Wednesday’s board meeting.

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Saturday morning, roughly 40 runners and walkers gathered at Stewart Park for the fourth Umpqua Strong 5K and 9K run/walk to remember the victims of the 2015 shooting at Umpqua Community College which claimed nine lives.