TSC observes moment of silence for victims of UCC tragedy

UCC StrongTSC students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered at the flagpole in front of Gorgas Hall to observe the national calling by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

UCC StrongFaculty and students unable to attend the moment of silence due to classes in session were encouraged to observe the moment of silence in their classrooms.

“Today, we remember the lives that were lost at the tragic event at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon,” said Dr. Lily F. Tercero, TSC president. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, to our colleagues and the students at Umpqua Community College, and the entire community of Roseburg.”

After the ceremony, attendees took part in a group photo that was sent via social media using the hashtag #IamUCC to be shared with UCC as a sign of support and solidarity.

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate. TSC became independently operational in the fall of 2013, after engaging in a 20-year contractual arrangement with a public university.