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Friday, April 11, 2014


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces plans for “Starlight Cinema,” a free outdoor community movie night. The event will feature “The Lego Movie” Tuesday, April 29, beginning at sundown on the lawn near the Plaza courtyard on the UACCM campus.

Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs. A concession stand will open by 8:00 p.m. and will have Coke products, bottled water, popcorn, and candy for sale. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

In the movie, a lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.

UACCM provides accommodations in the spirit of equalizing opportunity in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all amendments. If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event or service, please contact Counseling Services at 501- 977-2095.

The community is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information about “Starlight Cinema,” contact Courtney Stell by email at stell@uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2142.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


UACCM will host Community Day on Sunday, April 6. The free event will feature an information session for
prospective students beginning at 1:30 p.m. and an open house for the public from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Current students, alumni, and their families are encouraged to attend as well as anyone from the community who is interested in finding out more about UACCM. This event will conclude UACCM’s official 50th anniversary celebration as this May will mark its 50th graduating class since the college opened its doors in 1962.

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend the information session in the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about UACCM educational programs and services, including financial aid, counseling, tutoring, and campus life. Anyone interested in attending this portion of Community Day should R.S.V.P. online at www.uaccm.edu or by phone at 501-977-2053. Space is limited for the information session.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the entire college will be open to the public with different activities going on in many departments throughout campus. Among them are a skills competition between auto collision and welding students, a car show featuring antiques and hot rods from the CC Kruzzers and the Toad Suck Car Club, student projects and displays, the Arkansas Arts Center ArtMobile, a well-head demonstration by petroleum technology students, the launch of the Community Borrower Card by the E. Allen Gordon Library, nursing SIM lab demonstrations, blood pressure checks, and more! The Earle Love Child Study Center will have a make-a-puppet activity for children, and balloons and coloring books will also be dispersed. Many vendors who support UACCM’s technical programs will be on campus as well.

The Plaza at UACCM will serve snack-size samples of some of their biggest menu items, and student organizations will be set up outside The Plaza with information about the different groups. The Alumni Association will be set up outside The Plaza in the pavilion taking photos of graduates from each decade since the first class of graduates in 1964.

Guests will have the opportunity to win several door prizes, including an iPad Air donated by Follett, College House, and the UACCM University Bookstore. Door prize tickets can be obtained from each department during the open house. Guests can get one ticket from each location throughout campus and enter to win any of the available door prizes he or she chooses.

No R.S.V.P. is required to attend the open house portion of Community Day. For more information about Community Day or the information session, visit www.uaccm.edu.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Almost 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, which concluded a horrendous time in our world’s history known as the Holocaust. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas are proud to announce that Robert Behr, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances.

Behr is a speaker volunteer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He will speak at 7:00 p.m. on March 10 at the Conway Senior High School James H. Clark Auditorium. On March 11, he will share his story at 9:45 a.m. at the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. For his final appearance, at 6:30 p.m. on March 11, Behr will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. Each of these events is free and open to the public.

Though we have brought in Holocaust survivor speakers in the past, each speaker is different and has a unique, heart-wrenching story to tell. As time moves forward, we have fewer and fewer opportunities to hear first-hand the experiences of those persecuted during the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum advocates in its slogan why hearing these stories is so important: “Never Again Begins with You.” Please join us at one of these events as we welcome Robert Behr to Arkansas.

Schools from surrounding areas are encouraged to bring students from history and literature classes to attend one of these events. For more information, contact Courtney Stell by phone at 501-977-2142 or by email to stell@uaccm.edu.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014



The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its guest speaker for Black History Month, former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson, Jr. He will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium of the UACCM campus Thursday, Feb. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Richardson is the only basketball coach to have won a championship on every college level including the 1979 National Junior College Tournament, 1981 National Invitational Tournament and the 1994 NCAA Tournament.

After spending 17 years at the University of Arkansas, he now has aspirations of coaching on the NBA level. Richardson served as the head coach of the Panamanian national team and was named the head coach of the Mexican national team.

Richardson’s motivational speaking has him booked year round where he brings his special brand of overcoming the odds to thousands around the country.

In celebration of Black History Month, this free event is open to the public; however, it is a ticketed event.  Tickets for this event are sold out.  Ticketholders must be seated by 6:15 p.m.  Non-ticketholders are not guaranteed a seat; however, empty seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis beginning at 6:20 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Mary Newsome by phone at 501-977-2044 or by email to newsome@uaccm.edu.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Twenty-two students of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in November.  This elite group of students is recognized each year at UACCM with an induction ceremony and reception.

This year’s inductees include:

Kelsi Andres, Lisa Ashlock, Thomas Browne, Marium Dupree, Charles Gray, Johnny Huff, Virgil Hampton, Tanya Hightower, Jennifer Ludwig, Lacey Nokleby, Lissa Parks, Tiffini Patrick, Sydney Purifoy, Meikale Rice, Candace Russell, Abigail Scott, Ricky Sinclair, Allen Stiles, Brenna Voyles, Thomas Walker, Linda Wendt, and Robin Wilson.

Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Its mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

UACCM congratulates these students on their accomplishments in being inducted to Phi Theta Kappa and wishes them the best in their future endeavors.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Night of Luminaries rescheduled for Dec. 10

Due to the wintery weather conditions expected toward the end of this week, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s 11th annual Night of Luminaries event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10, following the Morrilton Christmas Parade.

This free, family-friendly event is expected to start around 6:00 p.m. or as soon as Santa Claus can make his way from the parade to UACCM. Because of the cool temperatures expected, Santa will be visiting with children inside the Plaza at UACCM where he will hand out gifts to all children who attend. He will be available for pictures, but parents should bring their own cameras if they want photos.

UACCM faculty and staff will serve cookies, hot cocoa, and apple cider to all who attend the event. Don’t miss out on the wonderful traditions of Night of Luminaries! Additional weather-related updates will be posted on the UACCM Facebook page and website, www.uaccm.edu.

For more information about Night of Luminaries, contact Courtney Stell at 501-977-2142 or email stell@uaccm.edu.

Friday, November 22, 2013


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the community to its 11th Annual Night of Luminaries, Thursday, Dec. 5, following the Morrilton Christmas parade. This free, family-friendly event is expected to start around 6:00 p.m. or as soon as Santa Claus can make his way from the parade to UACCM.

To highlight the beautiful new addition of the Timberwolf Crossing walking trail to the center of the UACCM campus, the more than 2,000 luminary bags decorated by Conway County children will line the sidewalks of the trail as well as a few portions of the roads in that area. This year’s route is one that families can walk through to view the artwork on the beautifully lit bags rather than the drive-through route used in past years.

Participating schools and organizations that helped in decorating luminary bags include Conway County Center for Exceptional Children, Morrilton Elementary, Morrilton Intermediate, Morrilton Primary, Nemo Vista Elementary, Sacred Heart Elementary, and Wonderview Elementary.

Santa will also be available to visit with children and hand out gifts in the area between the Fine Arts Building and Business Technology Center at UACCM. He will be available for pictures as he visits with children, but parents should bring their own cameras if they want photos.

UACCM faculty and staff will serve cookies, hot cocoa, and apple cider to all who attend the event. Don’t miss out on the wonderful traditions of Night of Luminaries!

For more information about Night of Luminaries, contact Courtney Stell at 501-977-2142 or email stell@uaccm.edu.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ambassador Project presentations tomorrow

Do we really see what goes on with the youth in our community? How many children are not properly cared for? Two organizations within our local community have stepped in to provide stable, loving homes for these children and give them opportunities that otherwise would never be presented to them.

Please accept our personal invitation to learn more about a couple of non-profit organizations in Conway and Faulkner counties. This Thursday, November 21, 2013, the UACCM Student Ambassadors will host a ceremony to present Southern Christian Home of Morrilton, and Soaring Wings Ranch of Faulkner County with checks for $1,000 each. Directors from each of these organizations will make presentations in an effort to educate the public about their organizations and what they do. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus. We encourage you to come and learn more about these wonderful organizations who work so hard to provide for children in and around our communities. We often don’t realize how many children are in need in our own local communities and the hardships they have faced and continue to struggle with daily. If you have a desire to give back to the community, give neglected children better opportunities to become leaders in society, then this meeting is for you!

Southern Christian Home is a children's home located in Morrilton, AR that has been caring for children since1926. Based on mission work of the Church of Christ, children are taken into the program with the initial intentions to provide them the spiritual nurture they deserve. The founders’ goals are to care for, keep, train, and educate orphan children. Currently, Southern Christian Home is licensed by the State of Arkansas as a Residential Childcare Facility and as a Child Placement Agency. They provide a safe place for neglected, abused, and dependent children that need to be placed out of the parents(s)’ home. Southern Christian Home can provide full time care to up to 48 children. Children at the home receive a loving family environment, regular church attendance, counseling, educational guidance and tutoring and many other activities.

Soaring Wings Ranch is located on 195 acres in Holland, AR and officially opened its doors in 2007. Soaring Wings is a private, non-profit, Christ-centered organization. The Ranch provides homes for children ages 6-17 who are neglected, abandoned, abused or in need of a strong family support structure. Through this ministry, children are able to develop and grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially and given the chance to heal through counseling, education, loving family environment and the gospel. The children living at the Ranch attend public schools and also attend a tutoring program twice weekly to maintain the skills they need for academic success. At completion, the Ranch will have a maximum of five homes for boys and five homes for girls, occupying eight children in each home.

Monday, November 18, 2013


2013 Miss UACCM Janeth Munoz, center, and her royalty, from left, Fourth
Alternate Amanda Medina, Third Alternate Victoria Rodgers, First Alternate
Lizette Munoz, and Second Alternate Cierra Oade.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Phi Beta Lambda chapter hosted its seventh annual UACCM Pageant Saturday, Nov. 9. The pageant was open to current UACCM students and girls between the ages of birth and 17 years.

The winners of the categories are as follows:

2013 Miss UACCM is Janeth Munoz of Conway, daughter of Victor and Lucila Munoz; first alternate is Lizette Munoz of Conway, daughter of Victor and Lucila Munoz; second alternate is Cierra Oade of Vilonia, daughter of Lou Ann and Blake Oade; third alternate is Victoria Rodgers of Quitman, daughter of Rhonda Rodgers; and fourth alternate is Amanda Medina of Conway, daughter of Cindy Morris.

Miss UACCM received a $1,000 scholarship, and the first alternate received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the UACCM Chancellor’s Office. In addition, Miss UACCM and her royalty received many gifts from local businesses.

2013 Baby Miss UACCM is Paisley Grace Meeks of Morrilton, daughter of Bailey Meeks and Ryan Pitt; first alternate is LaLou Jones of Dardanelle, daughter of Mike and Angie Jones; second alternate is Amiya Wiggins of Morrilton, daughter of D'Shaye and Warren Wiggins; and third alternate is Jasey Davis of Adona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Davis.

2013 Tiny Miss UACCM is Kenna Nash of Russellville, daughter of Allison Caldwell and Cody Nash; first alternate is Riley Pratt of Dardanelle, daughter of Brittany Haston; and second alternate is Anastasia Brown of Morrilton, daughter of Megan Stafford and Caleb Brown.

2013 Petite Miss UACCM is Abbie Skinner of Morrilton, daughter of Jim and Frankie Skinner; first alternate is Lillian Peck of Morrilton, daughter of Fred and Lindsey Peck; second alternate is Emily Jackson of Conway, daughter of Brad and Jennifer Jackson; and third alternate is Keadyn Adams of Morrilton, daughter of Mark and Rachelle Adams.

2013 Little Miss UACCM is Lynlee Phomsithi of Morrilton, daughter of John Phomsithi and Alicia Bradley; first alternate is Emily Freeland of Conway, daughter of Jessica Freeland; second alternate is Chloe Kilgore of Russellville, daughter of Brett and Samantha Kilgore; and third alternate is Anaya Girtmen of Morrilton, daughter of Benjamin Girtman.

2013 Princess Miss UACCM is Kami Williams of Perryville, daughter of Samantha Barnes; first alternate is Mylee Massey of Dardanelle, daughter of Mike and Angie Jones and Jimmy and Jessica Massey; second alternate is Arielle Appleby of Conway, daughter of Marium Dupree; and third alternate is Mekel Peck of Morrilton, daughter of Fred and Lindsey Peck.

2013 Pre-Teen Miss UACCM is Abigail Thomas of Casa, daughter of David and Amanda Thomas.

2013 Teen Miss UACCM is Mikayla Lemley of Morrilton, daughter of Kim and Scott Lemley; and first alternate is Sydney Webb of Perryville, daughter of Amanda and Nathan Webb.

More photos from the pageant can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1eeeAu8

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toys for Tots Drop-Off Site

The UACCM Theatre Ensemble is participating as an official Toys for Tots drop-off site this holiday season.  

Toys for children age 12 and under may be dropped off between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus.

Toys for Tots requests new, unwrapped toys and does not accept realistic looking weapons or gifts with food.  Collections will continue through Dec. 6.

Your kindness and compassion will help bring smiles of hope and joy to hundreds of faces of Arkansas’s less-fortunate children on Christmas day this year.   For more information, contact Jim Harris at harris@uaccm.edu, or 501-977-2118.