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Monday, February 27, 2017

Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series Returns To UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is honored to host Holocaust survivor Susan Warsinger at the ninth annual Holocaust Survivor Series event on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Warsinger will speak beforehand at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic School gymnasium in Morrilton before going into more detail about her experiences during her nighttime lecture. 

Susan Warsinger
Credit: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Warsinger — born Susi Hilsenrath on May 27, 1929 — was the eldest of three children. Her mother took care of the home while her father owned a thriving linen store in Bad Kreuznach, a city is western Germany. By 1938, Warsinger and her brother, Joseph, were smuggled into France after years of increasing violence and discrimination toward local Jewish citizens. After France fell to the German army nearly two years later, the two children were evacuated from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, the former home of French ruler Louis XIV. The children eventually made their way across Spain and Portugal before finally immigrating to the U.S. in 1941 with the help of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The Hilsenrath family was reunited soon after, later settling in Washington, D.C.

“I experienced some of this horror,” Warsinger said when asked why she volunteers for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “I am compelled by my conscience, and I am honored to join the education movement this museum represents. While guiding our visitors through the permanent exhibit, I teach them about the crimes against humanity that occurred in Europe between 1933 and 1945 … When we have finished our tour, our visitors understand that we all must learn from our past errors, that we all must remember what happened and that we all must ensure that such an inhuman assault as the Holocaust never recurs.” 

Susan Warsinger
Credit: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Much can be learned from those twelve terrifying years of world history, but as years pass the public has fewer opportunities to hear from those who experienced them. UACCM hosts a different Holocaust Survivor speaker every year so that as many of these stories can be told, first-hand, to the central Arkansas community.

Warsinger will begin her lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, with doors opening 30 minutes prior. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Kristi Strain at (501) 977-2081, or at strain@uaccm.edu. If you have an accommodation need for this event, please contact Counseling Services at (501) 977-2095.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

#MoreInMorrilton Information Session Planned for March 11

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will hold a "#MoreInMorrilton" information session on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is designed to give community members and prospective students of all educational backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about UACCM. 

Along with learning about the college's campus, various support and financial aid services, a student panel will give a presentation on "what they wish they had known" during the event. Attendees will also be able to visit with instructors and representatives from every program UACCM has to offer. Areas of interest include: 

  • General Education (Transfer Programs)
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Business
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
  • Computer Information Systems Technology
  • Drafting 
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education
  • Health Science (Nursing & EMT)
  • Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology
  • Surveying
  • Welding
Attendees will be treated to free food following the event, in addition to a chance to win one of three $100 Textbook Scholarships. RSVP to this event online here, or by calling (501) 977-2053. If you have an accommodation need for this event, contact Counseling Services at (501) 977-2095. 

UACCM Announces Fall 2016 Graduates

227 students received 289 awards between December 5 and December 13, 2016 during the fall semester graduation ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The awards included 156 associate degrees, 16 certificates of general studies, 50 certificates of proficiency and 67 technical certificates.

Friends and family members gathered in UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium for five nights as graduates collected their awards from UACCM faculty and staff. Special guests who attended select ceremonies include University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, along with UACCM Board of Visitors members Doug Brandon, Paulette Smith, Joe Canady, Susan Gunderman.

Among those who graduated at the end of the fall 2016 semester were 29 students from Conway County, 102 from Faulkner County, 19 from Perry County, 32 from Pope County, 11 from Van Buren County, 14 from Yell County and 20 from other counties. The following graduates, listed alphabetically by city, received awards: 

(AA – Associate of Arts; AS – Associate of Science; AAS – Associate of Applied Science; ASE – Associate of Science in Education; ASB – Associate of Science in Business; AGS – Associate of General Studies; TC – Technical Certificate; CP – Certificate of Proficiency; CGS – Certificate of General Studies)

Adona
Terrell Bird – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC, CP); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Victoria Rainey (AGS)
Shannon Williams – General Education (AA)

Atkins
Jimmy Bratton – (ASE); General Education (AA)
Megan Ewton – Early Childhood Development (TC, CP)
Michael Fultz – Petroleum Technology (TC)
Christan Poulton – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Maris Rodgers – Practical Nursing (TC)

Belleville
Brenton Buckman (CGS)
Jodi Catlett (CGS)

Benton
Christie Oliver – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Bigelow
Courtney Baxter – (AGS, CGS)
Cody Brunson – Surveying (TC)
Magen Dielmann – General Education (AA)
Cassity Gipson (CGS)
Tara Gosnell – (AGS, CGS)
Shaun Hays – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Emily Herman – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Andrea Rappold – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Samantha Stane – Registered Nursing (AAS)
James Thomas – Automotive Service Technology (AAS, TC)

Cabot
Steven Perdue – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Derek Schubert – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Casa
Lauran Wells – General Education (AA)

Center Ridge
Eric Howard – Petroleum Technology (AAS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Jennifer McFarland – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Shelby Osteen – General Education (AA)
Trudy Rappold – General Education (AA); Liberal Arts (AS)

Clarksville
Bertha McWilliams – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Shanna Routh – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Cleveland
Alicia Ingram – Early Childhood Development (TC)

Clinton
Pamela Caltrider (CGS)
Shayla Gray – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Jacob Lawrence – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Zachary McEntire – Networking Technology (CP)
Kara Snider – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Charity Vermeulen – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Conway
Jose Aguilar – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (TC)
Austin Baker – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Jacob Barrett – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Ashley Beck – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC)
Logan Beck – General Education (AA)
Lancelot Belgrave – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Ashley Bernard (ASB)
Bryton Booher – General Education (AA)
Katelyn Boyd – General Education (AA)
Carson Bramlett – General Education (AA)
Charice Bryant – Practical Nursing (TC)
Jasmin Burton – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Kerry Causey – Practical Nursing (TC)
Maya Clarke – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Jordan Cost – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Jana Davenport – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Jesse Davenport – Networking Technology (CP)
Keri Diemer (AGS)
Erika Dison – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Kayla Earnest – General Education (AAS)
Stephanie Evans – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Danielle Floyd – Business (TC)
Madison Foster – General Education (AA)
Selena Garcia (AGS)
James Garner – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Brandon George – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC, CP); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Brandi Glover – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Joshua Guidry – Drafting (AAS)
William Gwatney – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Robert Halter – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Amanda Hickman – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Cassandra Hulbert – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Anthony Jackson (AGS)
Jacob Johnson – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Demetrious Jordan – General Education (AA)
Adamou Kamaye – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC, CP)
Raymond Kelley – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Mariela Landa Cruz – Business (TC); Business, Business Office Technology Option (AAS)
Chasity Linville (AGS)
Catherine Lyons – General Education (AA)
Jorge Maldonado – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Christina McDaniel – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Sara McEntire – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Stewart McGee – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Edith Mendoza – Business (TC); Business, Business Office Technology Option (AAS)
Becky Miller – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Ethan Moore – General Education (AA)
Rebecca Moore – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Samuel Morris – Air Conditioning, Heating, & refrigeration Technology (TC)
River Oaks (ASE)
Felicia Olson – General Education (AA)
Brittany Patrick (CGS)
Quantaris Pettis – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)
Tessa Pitchford – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Allyson Ponder (ASE)
Stephanie Roberts – General Education (AA)
Joseph Ryan – Liberal Arts (AS)
Christian Salazar – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC)
Shawn Schichtl – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Devin Sherrill (CGS)
Alyssa Slusser – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)
Dylan Smith – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Kevionna Smith – Early Childhood Development (AAS)
Megan Smith – Liberal Arts (AS)
Nathaniel Smith – Automotive Technology (TC)
Nathan Snow – (AGS); Computer Maintenance (CP); Computer Information Systems Technology (TC, AAS)
Alana Sterling – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Jordan Stubbs – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)
Jessica Sundine (AGS)
Samantha Underwood – General Education (AS)
Zachary Venable – Petroleum Technology (AAS)
Diana Vintila – Practical Nursing (TC)
Joshua Walker (ASB)
Lauren Wren – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Kali Wright (CGS)

Damascus
Branson Hall – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Danville
Kristin Minnie – General Education (AA)
Courtney Roe – Practical Nursing (TC)

Dardanelle
Diana Bonilla Rivera – Liberal Arts (AS)
Mirna Mata – General Education (AA)
Steven Mendez – Networking Technology (CP)
Amber Wheeler – General Education (AA)
Robin Wolfe (AGS)
Stephanie Wood – General Education (AA)

Dover
Teresa Mefford – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Lakynn Noblett – General Education (AA)

Enola
Christina Varner (CGS)

Greenbrier
David Joshua Andrews – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (TC)
Denim Barton – General Education (AA)
Carolyn Besley – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Michael Bolding – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Katelyn Carter – Early Childhood Development (TC)
John Davis – Liberal Arts (AS)
Kelly Dickens – Practical Nursing (TC)
Mariah Gillihan – General Education (AA)
Zane Lemanski – Practical Nursing (TC)
Dylan Linn – Liberal Arts (AS)
Quincey Powell – General Education (AA)
Marc Roberts – Petroleum Technology (AAS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Maggie Rose – General Education (AA)
Harold Smith – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)
Patrick Staggs – Drafting (AAS)
Samantha Stephens – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Charli Strong (ASE)
Ashley Zinn – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)

Harrison
William Luyet (TC; Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology)

Hattieville
LeDeedra Jackson (AGS)

Havana
Danielle Erdelen – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Hazen
Johnny Ring – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Heber Springs
Nathan Xiques – Surveying (AAS, TC)

Hector
Sarah Burgener – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Amber Koster – General Education (AA)
William Nichols – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Higden
Melissa Hendrickson – General Education (AA)

Houston
Taylor Crawford – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Amber Koster – General Education (AA)

Austin Nahlen – Business, Retail Marketing Option (AAS)

Jacksonville
Alyssa Watson – Practical Nursing (TC)

London
Branda Dugan – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
William Gray – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)

Marshall
Justin Elliott – Surveying (AAS)

Maumelle
Crystal Thomas – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Mayflower
Wesley James – (AGS), General Education (AA)
Ashley Wilson (CGS)

Morrilton
Susan Carter – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Caitlyn Cooksey (ASE)
Ashley Curtis – General Education (AA)
Mandy Decker – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Heather Foster (CGS)
Classie Guenther – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Haley Hoelzeman – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Amanda LeMacks – Liberal Arts (AS)
Melissa Owens-Fleetwood – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)
Lindsey Turner – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Matthew Welcher (AGS)
Robert Williamson – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Priscilla Wilson – Practical Nursing (TC)

Mount Vernon
Rachel Fleming – Liberal Arts (AS)

North Little Rock
Rachael Bain (ASE)
Donna Carter – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Benjamin Martin – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC, CP)
Wilda Thomas – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Oark
Helen Stewart – Petroleum Technology (TC)

Ola
Brittney Baskin – Practical Nursing (TC)

Oppelo
Brandi Edmunds – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Tiffany Hubbard – Liberal Arts (AS)
Courtney Riley (AGS, CGS)

Paris
Shawna Clayton – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Luis Ocampo – Drafting (TC)

Perryville
Rachael Loomis – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Natalie Sims (CGS)
Mary Volz – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (TC)

Plainview
Michelle Moats – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)

Plumerville
Deborah Arnold – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Andrea Clemons – General Education (AA)
James Smiley – Welding (TC, CP); Pipe Welding (CP)

Pottsville
Anthony Freeman – Drafting (AAS)
Morgan Tackett (AGS)

Rose Bud
Madelyn Murphree – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)

Rover
Kevin Abrams – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS)

Russellville
Cheryl Branch – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Jocelyn Coats – Practical Nursing (TC)
Tabitha Conn – General Education (AA)
Lena Couch – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Pamalla Duvall – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Anthony Fane – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Megan Gomez – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Jessica Guevara (ASB)
Hali Harper – Practical Nursing (TC)
Ariel Hayes – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Mikeilah Heathcoat – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Renee Heathcoat – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Laura Iracheta – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Cynthia Mathews – Practical Nursing (TC)
Alicia Metcalf – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Sidney Pipkin – (CSG); General Education (AA)
Andrew Robinson – Business, Retail marketing Option (AAS)
Twylia Weatherall (AGS)

Scotland
Kelsey Love – General Education (AA)

Shirley
Cameron Angerman – Surveying (AAS)
Mary Duke – Liberal Arts (AS)
Katherine Dunham – Registered Nursing (AAS)

Springdale
Marcy Sisemore – Registered Nursing (AAS)
Natalie Gregory - Registered Nursing (AAS)

Springfield
Nicholas Andrews – Networking Technology (CP)
Kelley Baker – Practical Nursing (TC)
Gabriel Rodelo – Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Natalie Shipp – Early Childhood Development (CP)

Vilonia
Whitney Harrod – General Education (AA)
Alysa Hollingsworth – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)

Lencola Sullivan Returns to Morrilton for Special Presentation

Lencola Sullivan — a Morrilton-native, singer, fundraiser, professional speaker, entrepreneur and the state’s first African-American to be crowned Miss Arkansas — will give a motivational presentation on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is being held in celebration of Black History Month.

Lencola Sullivan

After graduating from Morrilton High School in 1975, Sullivan attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre arts and speech with an emphasis in broadcasting. In 1977, she made her first appearance in the pageant world, earning the title of Miss Morrilton and placing in the Top Ten at Miss Arkansas. Sullivan was later crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas in 1978, and Miss White River the following year.

In 1980, Sullivan made even greater history by becoming the first African-American Miss Arkansas. This achievement led her to be named fourth runner-up in the subsequent Miss America pageant — the highest award to be given to an African-American contestant at that time. Sullivan was also praised for her singing abilities and was named the Outstanding Talent Winter out of 48 contestants. That talent has been showcased in dozens of venues over the decades, most notably with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, and Kool and the Gang, along with performances for the U.S. military and at former president Bill Clinton’s inaugural ball.

Sullivan’s professional career includes experience as a weathercaster with two NBC affiliate stations, including KARK-TV in Little Rock. She also has a long list of guest appearances in films and TV, including “All My Children,” a TV pilot with Dick Clark, serving as co-host of New York’s popular talk show “Woman of the Week,” and several commercials and industrial films.

Through a unique gift of self-expression through song and public speaking, Sullivan has been able to achieve significant professional and personal success. Formally a board member of the New York chapter of the National Speakers Association, Sullivan is still a frequent and popular guest lecturer at universities, entrepreneurial events, businesses and social organizations, speaking on various topics including diversity, gender, inclusion, personal development and leadership.

Today, Sullivan lives with her husband in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she works at the Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters. Apart from leading diversity and inclusion workshops across the U.S. and Europe, she recently served as moderator for a TedX event that was broadcast to over 21 Shell locations around the world.

Sullivan will begin her presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, with doors opening 30 minutes prior. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Kristi Strain at (501) 977-2081, or at strain@uaccm.edu. If you have an accommodation need for this event, please contact Counseling Services at (501) 977-2095.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Workforce, Community Education Courses Announced

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will offer several non-credit courses over the next few weeks — including Employment 101, Medical Terminology, and Child Care Orientation Training — beginning with an eight-week Introduction to Welding Basics course starting Jan. 23. All courses are sponsored by the Office of Workforce and Community Education.

Note: These courses follow the UACCM Community Education Day on Jan. 21. Four courses will be offered to the public during this event, which you can read about here.
  • Jan. 23 – March 17: The Introduction to Welding Basics course, which meets Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., comprises over 135 hours of hands-on classroom instruction in welding, craft skills, OSHA safety certification, soft skills, and resume writing, along with the possibility of up to six hours of prior learning credit. Registration for the course is $450, though some participants may qualify for grant funding.
  • Jan. 23 – Feb. 20: Take the Medical Terminology course to get a jump-start on commonly used medical terms. Designed to complement any medical-related field, Medical Terminology is especially beneficial to nurses, nursing assistants and emergency medical technicians. Registration is $100 for the course, which meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 23 – Feb. 27: Creative Activities for Early Childhood is a free, 15-hour training course for educators by the Early Childhood Education Project. The course helps to improve quality of care by training teachers in planning and developing creative activities that are designed to aid children as they grow cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. Class meets each Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 24 – Jan. 31: Child Care Orientation Training is a free, 10-hour training course for child care workers presented by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with secondary vocational centers, postsecondary vocational technical schools, technical institutes, technical colleges, and community colleges. Class meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 4: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect (PCAN) is a free training course for educators by the Early Childhood Education Project. PCAN is based on the philosophy of helping child care providers promote positive parenting and healthy social-emotional development in children. Class meets for two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 4 – March 18: Multi-Craft Training for Industrial Mechanics comprises 56 hours of training in basic hydraulics/pneumatics, electricity, and motor controls to prepare you for an entry-level job in industrial maintenance. Participants will earn multi-meter 504 and 575 certification, as well as a certificate of completion. Registration for the course is $450, though some participants may qualify for grant funding. Class meets each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 5: If you already have a current Healthcare Provider CPR card, you may register for Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This upper-level course, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke and acute coronary syndromes. Registration for the one-day course is $225.
  • Feb. 6 – Feb. 22: The Microsoft Word Basics course will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Participants will learn and practice basic Microsoft Word skills such as format and align text, adjust margins, change line spacing, insert special characters and pictures, and more. Registration for the course is $100.

Participants who plan to attend Introduction to Welding Basics or Multi-Craft Training for Industrial Mechanics are required to attend an Employment 101 course prior to the beginning of class. The two-hour course, which normally has a registration fee of $10, will be free to participants who are required to take it. There are Employment 101 courses scheduled for Jan. 23, Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.



Registration for all courses can be completed by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information about these training opportunities, please contact Director of Workforce Development Vicki Shadell at (501) 977-2132 or at shadell@uaccm.edu.

The mission of UACCM Workforce and Community Education is to provide a highly skilled workforce for the employers in our six-county service area and beyond.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UACCM To Hold Community Education Day

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, through its Office of Workforce & Community Education, will host a Community Education Day on Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. in the Library Complex. Designed to help community members start off 2017 with some self-improvement, the event will feature courses on personal budgeting, crocheting, genealogy, and improving placement scores for college.

The program for Community Education Day is as follows: 

  • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Cracking the ACT” is a one-day workshop to help individuals learn how to avoid common mistakes on the ACT and other placement exams. Participants will gain valuable skills to improve their scores and increase scholarship potential by practicing testing areas such as English, Math, Reading and Science. Registration is $40, which does not include the cost of the “Cracking the ACT” booklet available for rent or purchase from the UACCM Bookstore.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Crochet a Scarf” involves bringing one skein of 4 worsted weight yarn in your choice of color and your own “J” hook needle. In this course, you will learn to chain stitch and make scarves to keep you or a friend warm this winter. Registration is $25. 
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Those wishing to learn more about their family tree are encouraged to register for “Genealogy,” the perfect one-day course to help begin the discovery of your ancestry. Registration is $30. 
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Are finances part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Get your financial house in order this year by attending “Personal Budgeting Basics,” a course on taught by UACCM Personal Finance Instructor Ron Beckman. Registration is $10.

Registration for all courses must be completed by Jan. 20  by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information, contact Director of Workforce Development Vicki Shadell at (501) 977-2132 or shadell@uaccm.edu.

The mission of UACCM Workforce & Community Education is to provide a highly skilled workforce for the employers in our six-county service area and beyond.

Monday, January 9, 2017

UACCM Announces Fall 2016 Honors Recipients

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce the Chancellor's List and Academic Honors List of students for the fall 2016 semester. The Chancellor's List is made up of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. Students named as Chancellor's Scholars follow (in alphabetical order by city): 

Atkins – Danielle Blackwell, Madison Cook, Marisa Rodgers
Bigelow – Cassity Gipson
Conway – Aaron Ansel, Ashley Beck, Lancelot Belgrave, Carson Bramlett, Jefferson Caraig, Jacob Christiansen, Holly Cummings, Jana Davenport, Jesse Davenport, Keri Diemer, William Fields, Thomas Gault, Joshua Guidry, Laura Heifner, Christian Hopkins, Cassandra Hulbert, Anthony Jackson, Sawyer Lagasse, Dalton Lewis, Ruiz Paola Lozano, Lacey Martin, Morgan McPeake, Rachel McQuade, Melodie Moore, Robert Moore, Mercedes Most, Patrick Paladino, Mattie Pham, Layne Pitman, Ashton Rainey, Maggie Schichtl, Stephany Smith, Nate Turner, Diana Vintila, Mica Walter
Damascus – Kyla Duvall, Lacie Holland, Peggy Mann
Danville – Lyric Richards
Dover – Teresa Mefford, Williams Rix
Fairfield Bay – Casey Allen
Greenbrier – Amber Battles, Loretta Carr, Brandi Evans, Melanie Harrington, Dylan Linn, Stephanie Love, Lindsey Stephens, Samantha Stephens
Guy – Russell Conger
Hattieville – Jonathan Strickland
Hector – Michael Morris
Jerusalem – Timothy Hampton
Marshall – Justin Elliott
Mayflower – Hephzibah Posadas
Morrilton – Ruelf Alarcon, Matthew Beck, Heather Davis, Alaina Hallum, Emilee Moll, Robert E. Williamson III, Tonie Wilson
Mount Vernon – Jamie Patterson
Oppelo – Brandi Edmunds
Perryville – Nathaniel Brand, Thomas Browne, Reanna Murphy, Courtney Dennis, Elizabeth Watkins
Plainview – Evan Peck
Plumerville – Kristal Charton, Lydia Howell
Pottsville – Devin Bennett
Quitman – Courtney Holloway
Roland – James Kitchens
Russellville – Brock Calvert, Kevin Hoggard, Logan Killer, Leslie Lawhorn, Andrea Level, Maria Linares, Taylor Manson, Michael Tidwell
Springdale – Marcy Sisemore
Vilonia – Payton Buckner, Kaleb Ferren, Megan Franks, Chad McCoy, Austin Thomas


The Academic Honors list is made up of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 3.50 to 3.99 grade point average.  Students named as Academic Honors students follow (in alphabetical order by city):
Adona – Terrell Bird
Atkins – Seth Shaddon, Makayla Wyllia
Bauxite – Bradley Duncan
Bee Branch – Clay Williams, Emily Moses
Belleville – McKenzie Baxter, Justin Abernathy
Bigelow – Courtney Baxter, Brian Marengo, Zachary Powers, Andrea Rappold, Laura Thomas
Bluffton – Justin Abernathy
Cabot – Sara Perdue
Center Ridge – Eric Howard
Clinton – Pamela Caltrider, Aaron Freeman, Jamie Slack, Brooklynn Wiley
Conway – William Adolph, Jasmine Albert, Matthew Barber, Ashley Bernard, Samantha Bland, Sierra Brannon, Mikaela Brown, Savannah Butler, Sarai Camarillo, Kerry Causey, Talyn Daniel, Erika Dison, Kayla Earnest, Sara Ferebee, Brooke Finch, Briant Gonzalez, Brooke Goodwin, Alyssa Harding, LaVonda Harris, Regina Harvey, Amanda Hickman, Jessalyn Jackson, Deeanna Jones, Jennifer Laird, Alana Lambert, Joseph Langer, Blake Lester, Jorge Maldonado Jr., Allison May, Jamie Mazen, Whitney Meeks, Molly Moore, Anna Nabholz, Christine Nichols, Felicia Olson, Ashton Outlaw, Alexis Pack, Marissa Payne, Ben Ratliff, Emily Robinson, Christian Salazar, Kathryn Seals, Anthony Sherrod, Charlie Short, Layton Shumate, Andrew Sibrian, Alyssa Slusser, Johnathan Sumner, Catlin Whitlow
Damascus – Colter Hall
Danville – Brody Bland  
Dover – Alexandria Baskin, Lakynn Noblett, David Shaddon
Fort Smith – Bryan Cates
Greenbrier – Michael Baker, Hilda Ballesteros, Tammy Givens, Quincey Powell, Jennifer Roberts, Marc Roberts Jr., Charli Strong, Chelsea Thompson
Hattieville – LaDeedra Jackson, Atlanta Turnage
Hector – Emily Mathis, Brooklyn Meeks
Houston – Tristen Benton
Jerusalem – Jonathon Vaughan
Mayflower – Anna Copeland, Hannah Elliott, Ashley Raney, Tyler Roberts
Menifee – Allie Baker
Morrilton – Harrison Ackley, Cody Beck, Joshua Brown, Nataly Caki, Gail Eller, Joshua Gayler, Jeffrey Green, Haley Hoelzeman, Candice Lunsford, Kristina Scroggins, Kaden Shipp, Mia Taylor
Mount Vernon – Morgan Hahn
Oark – Helen Stewart
Oppelo – Kimberly Heflin, Lyndsey Jones
Perry – Leigh-Anne Sullivan
Perryville – Aaron Jones, Natalie Sims, Mary Volz
Plumerville – Tiffany Watts
Pottsville – William Riggs, Nathalie Wetzel
Quitman – Denene Holliman
Russellville – Linnea Brannon, Daniel Childers, Jocelyn Coats, Kevin Gutierrez, Renee Heathcoat, Ezekiel lake, Leydi Munoz
Shirley – Courtney Perry  
Springfield – Brandon Garner, Gabriel Rodelo, Dylan Watters
Vilonia – Megan Mathis, Ian Stephens

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UACCM Fall 2016 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will hold five graduation ceremonies for its fall 2016 graduates beginning Monday, Dec. 5. All ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus, followed by a reception in the Student Union where families may take pictures and meet UACCM’s faculty and staff. 
  • Monday, Dec. 5 — Registered Nursing
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Practical Nursing 
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 — General Studies; Air Conditioning, Heat & Refrigeration; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Service; Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance; Petroleum Technology; Welding
  • Monday, Dec. 12 — Associate of Science in Education; Computer Information Systems; Computer Maintenance; Networking Technology; Drafting; Early Childhood Development; Emergency Medical Technician; Surveying
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 — Associate of Arts; Associate of Science; Associate of Science Business; Associate of Applied Science in Business with focus in Accounting, Business Office Technology and Retail Marketing; Business Certificate