on Oct. 1, 2015
Roseburg, Oregon: Nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College. Eight others were injured. The victims included the class professor, age 67, and eight students ranging in age from 18 to 59. After a brief shoot-out with local police, the shooter, a student enrolled in the class, shot and killed himself.
Who we lost
Lucero Alcaraz, Roseburg, 19. Lucero, who had received a full tuition scholarship from UCC, was studying to be a pediatric doctor or nurse.
Treven Anspach, Suther-lin, 20. Treven, a basketball player on the UCC Riverhawks team, was described as a quiet leader who brought out the best in those around him.
Rebecka Carnes, Myrtle Creek, 18. Rebecka, a UCC scholarship student, had plans to become a dental assistant and had just started her first job.
Quinn Cooper, Roseburg, 18. Quinn enjoyed voice acting, playing online games with his older brother, and practicing mixed martial arts.
Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, Roseburg, 59. Kim, a native of England, had returned to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science.
Lucas Eibel, Roseburg, 18. Lucas, a Ford Family scholarship recipient, loved animals and was studying chemistry.
Jason Johnson, Winston, 33. Jason had just started college in search of a fresh start, after getting his GED about six months earlier.
Lawrence Levine, Glide, 67. The English professor was also a fly-fishing guide on the North Umpqua River.
Sarena Moore, Myrtle Creek, 44. Sarena was attending UCC to further her dream of starting a therapeutic horse ranch for people with disabilities.