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Friday, December 8, 2017

Foundation Scholarship Established In Memory of Wade Walters

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is now accepting applications for the Wade Walters Foundation Scholarship. One $500 scholarship is available for the spring 2018 semester, with priority given to students from Pope County.

Susan Allen, mother of Wade Walters, signs documents to approve the Wade Walters Foundation Scholarship during a Dec. 1 meeting. Also pictured from left to right are UACCM Director of Marketing & Public Relations Mary Clark, UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Walters' stepfather Rusty Allen, Walters' brother-in-law and sister P.J. and Chelsy Lyles, and their two children. 

Walters’ family established the scholarship in his memory earlier this month for a student pursuing welding at UACCM. His family — including his mother, Susan Allen, stepfather Rusty Allen, sister Chelsy, and brother-in-law P.J. Lyles — visited campus administrators on Dec. 1 to approve the award and to tour the UACCM welding program. 

Wade Walters
Walters, a Russellville native who passed away in 2013, always enjoyed working with his hands, being outdoors, and seeing the work he had completed at the end of the day. Being a proud welder and ironworker allowed him to accomplish all three.

“Work shouldn’t be work,” Susan Allen said. “It should have purpose; it should satisfy people’s souls. Wade loved what he did, and we hope that this scholarship helps someone else find their passion. Helping other families is a priority for us, because family is what we admire most.”

Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled part- or full-time at UACCM and pursuing a major in a college welding program. One letter of recommendation from a UACCM instructor, former employer, or former high school instructor for first-time entering freshman is required, as well as a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The application and required documents must be returned to the UACCM Financial Aid office by Jan. 8, 2018.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UACCM Students, Donors Meet for Private Scholarship Luncheon

Members of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Foundation Board, donors, administrative staff, faculty, and industry leaders, met with students who collectively had received nearly $10,000 in private scholarships during an on-campus luncheon on Nov. 1.

“The sixth annual Private Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon was our largest to date with nearly 70 people in attendance,” Anne Cadle, UACCM’s Development Officer, said. “The donors enjoy learning how their gifts positively affect the lives of the students, helping them reach their educational goals. The students appreciate the opportunity the shake the hand and personally thank their scholarship donor.”

For more information about UACCM’s private scholarship program, contact Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085, or at cadle@uaccm.edu. A full list of available scholarships can be found online at www.uaccm.edu.

Students awarded private scholarships follow (in alphabetical order by city): 

Heath Ault – Farmers & Merchants Scholarship

Nicholas Bane – Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund (FSSF) Scholarship
Casey McKinney – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship

Laura Deremus – Conway County Christian Clinic (CCCC) Nursing Scholarship
Brandon Foiles – FSSF Scholarship
Amanda Hickman – Faculty Merit Scholarship
Katherine Hinman – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship
Anthony Jackson – Faculty Merit Scholarship
Morgan McPeake – Dr. Ernest P. Griffin, Jr. Endowment Scholarship
Mariah Moffett – Dr. Ernest P. Griffin, Jr. Endowment Scholarship
Brittany Platt – Faculty Merit Scholarship

Allan Liesche – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship

William Carr – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship
Jennifer Roberts – Beverly Parks Memorial Scholarship; Wanda Hensley Memorial Scholarship

Dakota Bennett – Fayetteville Shale (IMMT) Scholarship
Rebecca Sponer – Century League Endowed Scholarship

Tyler Roberts – James W. Pettry Memorial Scholarship

Norma Beck – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship
Venessa Criswell – Literary Coterie Scholarship
William Heidenreich – Century League Endowed Scholarship
Charis McKay – Toad Suck Daze Community Scholarship; A.M. "Bub" and Mary Dana McKennon Scholarship

James Palmer – Charles Stover Memorial Scholarship

Lydia Howell – Century League Endowed Scholarship
Jordan Ryals – Farmers & Merchants Scholarship

Shelby Duck – Century League Endowed Scholarship

Mary Margaret Satterfield, Charis McKay, Allan Liesche, William Carr, and Ed Linck. Satterfield and Linck are representatives of the Conway Chamber of Commerce. 

Anne Cadle and Heath Ault

James Palmer, Danny Stover, and Delene Stover

Ashley Congine, Courtney Stell, Shelby Duck, and Kara Jones

Ashley Congine, Courtney Stell, Rebecca Sponer, and Kara Jones

Venessa Criswell and Judy Calhoun

Amanda Hickman and Morgan Parks

Anthony Jackson and Morgan Parks

Jennifer Roberts and Lindsey Parks

Jennifer Roberts and Beth Hawkins

Larry Crossland, Brandon Foiles, and Diane Wilson

Charis McKay and Scott McKennon

Morgan McPeake and Anne Cadle

Anne Cadle and Jordan Ryals

Monday, November 27, 2017

UACCM Student Group Now Taking Donations for Room 29:11

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton's Early Childhood Student Organization will be collecting pajamas, socks, and underwear in children's sizes 5-14 for Room 29:11, a local charity working to help meet the needs of children in foster care and guardianship situations in Conway County. Donations can be dropped off until Dec. 17 outside of Room 116 inside the Kirk Building on campus.

Dates Set for Fall 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will hold five graduation ceremonies for its fall 2017 graduates beginning Monday, Dec. 4. Each ceremony 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 with UACCM’s faculty and staff.

The schedule for all fall 2017 graduation ceremonies is as follows:

  • Monday, Dec. 4: Registered Nursing
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: Practical Nursing 
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Associate of Science in Liberal Arts; Associate of Science in Business; Associate of General Studies; Business Certificate; Associate of Applied Science in Business with focus in Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing; Early Childhood Development; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Monday, Dec. 11: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Automotive Service Technology; Computer Information Systems Technology; Computer Maintenance; Networking Technology, Drafting, Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance; Petroleum Technology; Surveying; Welding
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: Associate of Arts in General Education; Associate of Science in Education 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mikayla Lemley Named Ms. UACCM 2017

Mikayla Lemley, 19, of Morrilton was crowned Ms. UACCM 2017 after competing in the eleventh annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Lemley, who was also crowned Ms. UACCM in 2016, is the daughter of Scott and Kim Lemley of Morrilton. She is a second-year student at UACCM pursing an Associate of Arts degree in general education. After completing the necessary courses, Lemley plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and become a neonatal nurse. While at UACCM she has been honored with several scholarships and has been listed on the Honor Roll.

Lemley was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the UACCM’s Chancellor’s Office, a product basket courtesy of Hairport of Morrilton, a tanning package courtesy of Copper Tanz, and a necklace with essential oil from Young Living and Karen Caig. She also received gift certificates from several Morrilton businesses, including Magie Ford Lincoln Co., Merle Norman & More, Peace of Mine Yoga Studio, Pure Bliss, and Southern Roots Hair Salon.

Ms. UACCM 2017 Mikayla Lemley

L-R: Fourth Alternate Morgan McPeake, Third Alternate Kandace Holland, Second Alternate Kaitlin Tunnell, First Alternate Britton Walker, and Ms. UACCM 2017 Mikayla Lemley

The first alternate, Britton Walker, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the UACCM Chancellor’s Office and gift certificates courtesy of Southern Roots Hair Salon and Merle Norman & More. The second, third, and fourth alternates all received gift certificates courtesy of Merle Norman & More.

Hosted by UACCM’s SkillsUSA chapter, the pageant was open to current UACCM students and girls between the ages of birth and 17 years old. Apart from seven additional categories, those who competed for the title of Ms. UACCM were judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation, and interview skills.

“Our students, Registered Student Organizations, faculty, staff, and six-county area community have really stepped up to support our SkillsUSA chapter, and it has made me so proud to be a part of this event,” Jayson Millheim, UACCM’s SkillsUSA chapter advisor, said. “It is a wonderful blessing to see the support these young women have from their families, friends, and each other.”

The winners of each category are as follows:

Baby Miss UACCM – Audrey Mounts, Pine Bluff, daughter of Cody and Lindsey Mounts
1st Alternate – Madalyn Trafford, Morrilton, daughter of Johnathan and Cheyenne Trafford

Tiny Miss UACCM – Karrigan Shumate, greenbrier, daughter of Nathan and Haleigh Shumate
1st Alternate – Chloe Sims, Oppelo, daughter of Tori Martin and Dustin Sims
2nd Alternate – Savannah Marshall, Clinton, daughter of Chance and Jenna Marhsall
3rd Alternate – Myleigh Pruitt, Greenbrier, daughter of Lane and Ashton Pruitt
4th Alternate – Katy Bird, Greenbrier, daughter of Jeremy and Brittany Bird

Petite Miss UACCM – Mia Rosas, Morrilton, daughter of Victor and Brenda Rosas
1st Alternate – Abby Martin, Greenbrier, daughter of Angel Martin
2nd Alternate – Quinn Sommers, Hattieville, daughter of Jake and Ashley Sommers

Little Miss UACCM – Madilyn Byers, Conway, daughter of Holli Copeland and Russell Byers
1st Alternate – Raelee Pyzer, Springfield, daughter of Kristofer and April Pyzer
2nd Alternate – Ally Martin, Morrilton, daughter of Ryan and Jamey Martin
3rd Alternate – Zoey Combs, Conway, daughter of Mathew and Haley Combs

Princess Miss UACCM – Brooke Duvall, Hattieville, daughter of Jeremy and Jayme Duvall
1st Alternate – Elisa Trudell, Conway, daughter of Earl and Shantee Trudell
2nd Alternate – Addison Wyatt, Morrilton, daughter of Rachel Wyatt and James Daugherty
3rd Alternate – Summer Hoelzeman, Morrilton, daughter of Kenny and Jennifer Hoelzeman
4th Alternate – Reagan Spaulding, North Little Rock, daughter of Gordon and Kathy Spaulding

Pre-Teen Miss UACCM – Madilyn Davis, Perryville, daughter of Brandon and Rhonda Cook and Jason Davis
1st Alternate – Hannah Stobaugh, Conway, daughter of Michael and Mary Stobaugh
2nd Alternate – Sierra Hoelzeman, Morrilton, daughter of Kenny and Jennifer Hoelzeman
3rd Alternate – Aliza Hady, Dover, daughter of Christy and Jessie Ashcraft and Zia Hady

Teen Miss UACCM – Mackenzie Tucker, Vilonia, daughter of Steven and Amanda Tucker
1st Alternate – Hannah Abigail Thomas, Casa, daughter of David and Amanda Thomas
2nd Alternate – Audrey Standridge, Greenbrier, daughter of Gracie and Shane Staggs and Keith Bryant
3rd Alternate – Kailey Crocker, Bigelow, daughter of Martin and Monica Crocker
4th Alternate – Leanna Pettry, Center Ridge, daughter of Robert and Jennifer Pettry and Melinda and John Webster

Ms. UACCM – Mikayla Lemley, Morrilton, daughter of Scott and Kim Lemley
1st Alternate – Britton Walker, Houston, daughter of Chad and Rhonda Walker
2nd Alternate – Kaitlin Tunnell, Atkins, daughter of Joey and Gina Pack
3rd Alternate – Kandace Holland, Perryville, daughter of Jayson and Chandra Holland
4th Alternate – Morgan McPeake, Conway, daughter of Morgan McPeake