KCC to observe National Moment of Silence in support of Umpqua Community College

A graphic featuring two hands making the shape of a heart around an #IamUCC hashtag in support of Umpqua Community College shooting victims.

Kellogg Community College will join community colleges around the nation at 2 p.m. today in a National Moment of Silence to honor the victims of the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College.

In a bulletin sent to American Association of Community Colleges member colleges, AACC President and CEO Dr. Walter G. Bumphus said the moment of silence is meant as “a show of solidarity and support for our friends and colleagues who are working tirelessly to pick up the pieces on the UCC campus.”

As part of these solidarity efforts, Bumphus has also asked member colleges to share their support by using the #IamUCC hashtag on social media.

“Please encourage your students, staff, and faculty to participate in these efforts, and let’s show Umpqua that we all stand with them as they begin the process of healing their campus community,” Bumphus said.

KCC faculty, staff and students are asked to pause classes and activities for a moment at 2 p.m. today to participate in this observance.