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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.

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WINCHESTER — Nearly 300 students made the spring term honor roll at Umpqua Community College, with 235 students on the President's List with a grade point average above 3.75 and 62 on the Dean's List with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.74.

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Umpqua Community College students have less student loan debt than their peers at other community colleges around the state, according to the College Scorecard released by the U.S. Department of Education.

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WINCHESTER — Tuition and fees at Umpqua Community College will increase at the start of summer term 2020, after the college’s Board of Education unanimously approved the administrator recommended hike during its regular board meeting on Wednesday.

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Umpqua Community College will increase its nursing program from 48 students to 64 students, according to President Debra Thatcher's report, which she will provide to the college's board of directors at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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WINCHESTER — A fire alarm went off in the community workforce training building at 9 a.m. Thursday on the Umpqua Community College campus.

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So, your kids are in high school. Honestly, you’re already crushing it as a parent, especially if you still have your sanity! Before you celebrate too hard, though, there’s one more thing to think about—college.

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WINCHESTER —Umpqua Community College’s campus store reopened Tuesday after undergoing renovations that helped accommodate a credit union and an expanded food area.