Umpqua Community College Foundation held their inaugural Legacy Ball on Veterans’ Day this year, honoring all heroes who serve to support a stronger community. The Ball was intended as “a day of remembrance, a celebration of community coming together; with an opportunity to give and support our rebuilding.” Celebrants gathered at the Seven Feathers Casino on the evening of November 11 to dream together about the future of UCC.
The first annual Legacy Ball honored all veterans, but two heroes in particular, both of whom attended the ball as special guests. Alek Skarlatos became an international hero when he stopped a terror attack on a Paris train and is now enrolled as a student at Umpqua Community College. Chris Mintz, a UCC student who stopped the gunman that attacked UCC students in the fall of 2015, sustained seven gunshot wounds himself before his actions stopped further tragedy. Both received standing ovations from the crowd.
Three Arnerich Massena representatives — Ryland Moore, Corrie Oliva, and Chris Van Dyke — attended the Legacy Ball in support of UCC. We are proud to sponsor this organization that provides scholarships, loans, staff development, capital improvements, and other benefits for Umpqua Community College.
To learn more about UCCF, visit http://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations.