UCC board approves new building name
ROSEBURG, Ore. – The newest building at Umpqua Community College has an official name.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the UCC Board of Education approved the College’s request to call the new academic building by a new name.
The name, which follows months of consideration that included campus, community, and tribal feedback, is derived from a Takelma language word that means “to be blessed and to prosper.”
The College wanted to use a Native American word to recognize the area’s history, and to honor the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, one of the College’s most significant supporters. The name was authorized by the Tribal Board of Directors.
In addition to approving the new building’s name, the UCC Board also approved reassigning the Ralph Snyder name to the campus’ nearby circular fountain. Snyder, one of UCC’s original administrators, was known for his unwavering student support, the College said.
In a recent survey, UCC students felt strongly about honoring Snyder’s legacy by placing his name on the campus fountain.
The building is currently under construction. The official dedication for the new building will be Friday, March 23, at 3 p.m.