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Wednesday, January 7, 2015


If you are interested in a change of pace, a new start, or furthering opportunities for your future career, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has a place for you.

Classes for many technical and professional programs as well as general studies have availability for student enrollment this spring. However, classes for the spring semester at UACCM begin Monday, Jan. 12. Students who have not yet enrolled may apply online at www.uaccm.edu or in person in the University Center throughout the first week of classes. Students may enroll in classes until the first day that each class is held.

There is no need to worry if you have not taken a college entrance exam but want to start classes this spring. Compass testing is offered at UACCM Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Business Technology Center on a walk-in basis.

Admissions specialists in the University Center can assist incoming students who want to apply for the spring semester. Many financial aid opportunities are still available. Information about financial assistance options can also be found on the UACCM website.

Whether you're looking to join the workforce right away or transfer to a four-year institution, UACCM can help you get started on your educational journey. Call 501-977-2000, visit www.uaccm.edu, or stop by campus to find out how UACCM can help you reach your goal for a brighter future.

Monday, December 15, 2014


Twenty-one students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in November.

2014 Phi Theta Kappa inductees are, from left, (front row) Christine Feng,
Kristen Kuykendall, Marisa Rodgers, Lindsey Atchley, Brenda Love, Sidney
Cothren, (middle row) Tara Williams, Denise Hamby, Jessica Freeland, Lakyn
Kendrick, Caley Totten, Arlea Bell, (back row) Brad Hunnicutt,  Kyler Lee,
Dillon Dingler, Dan Roberts, Josh McCrary, and Dustin Shinn.
Not pictured are Tiffany Thornton, Gabriel Loaeza, and Deanna Rich.
This elite group of students is recognized each year at UACCM with an induction ceremony and reception. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is determined by a minimum 3.5 GPA upon completion of 12 college-level credit hours.

This year’s inductees include Lindsey Atchley, Arlea Bell, Sidney Cothren, Dillon Dingler (2013 inductee), Christine Feng, Jessica Freeland, Denise Hamby, Brad Hunnicutt, Lakyn Kendrick, Kristen Kuykendall, Kyler Lee, Gabriel Loaeza, Brenda Love, Josh McCrary, Deanna Rich, Dan Roberts, Marisa Rodgers, Dustin Shinn, Tiffany Thornton, Caley Totten, and Tara Williams.

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.

Monday, November 24, 2014


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the community to its 12th Annual Night of Luminaries, Thursday, Dec. 4, 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 1,300 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. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to The Plaza. Check the UACCM Facebook page for last-minute updates in the event of wintry weather in the forecast.

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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Students gather while working on their pieces for the exhibition.
UACCM has several art, culture, and theatre events open to the public in November and into December.

UACCM art students’ work is on display for public viewing in the E. Allen Gordon Library on campus. An opening reception was held last week where artist Lydia Shannon won a people’s choice contest for her piece entitled “Trapped.” Artist Jim Cope’s piece named “Sea Birds” won an honorable mention. These pieces along with many others will remain on display until Dec. 6. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Library will be closed Nov. 26 through 28 for Thanksgiving.

Will Lang (photo by Benita's Photography)
The UACCM Multicultural Recruitment and Retention Committee along with the Student Engagement and Leadership Organization have invited Will Lang of Russellville to share stories of his Cherokee and Osage heritage and play the flute for a celebration of Native American Heritage Month. His performance will begin at noon Nov. 13 in the Kirk Building Student Center on the east side of the UACCM campus. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“A Christmas Carol” is the fall production for the UACCM Theatre Ensemble in conjunction with the Rialto Community Arts Center. Performances will be held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium Nov. 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 and 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the UACCM Bookstore. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children age 10 and under may attend the performances free of charge.

For more information about events at UACCM or for a map of the campus, visit www.uaccm.edu.

Monday, November 3, 2014


UACCM will host and on-site auction of surplus equipment and supplies Nov. 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Physical Plant on the west side of campus, 1908 Poor Farm Road.

Viewing of items will begin at 8:00 a.m. The auction is open to the public and will be conducted by Looper Auction and Realty. Items for auction are listed at www.looperauction.com and include the following:

Vehicles & Equipment: 1990 Dodge Van, 1986 Chevy 15-Passenger Van, John Deere 6X4 Gator, (2) Nissan Forklifts, Enclosed Trailer (Like New), Kubota Zero Turn Mower, Kubota Broom, Kubota Blade, 2-Post Rotary Lift, and Cement Mixer.

Shop: Bridgeport Mill, Miller Welder, Kwik-Way Valve Machine, Valve Grinders, Engine Stand, Floor Jacks, Transmission Jack, Hook It 2 Air File Shoes, Hook It 2 D/A Pads, Creepers, Toolbox, Knurling Thread Master, Refrigeration Recovery Systems, Slugger Dent Puller, (2) Paint Mixing Stations, Paint Spray Guns, Air Nail Guns, Floor Extraction Machine & Vacuums, 4'X32" Culvert (Like New), New Wood & Metal Doors, Alum Frame Commercial Glass Doors, Chain Link Fence Fabric, Kiln, Alum Spool Gun, 3M Filler Guns, Cases of 3M Body Filler, and Masking Tape.

Electronics, Office Furniture, etc: Several Pallets of Computers, Printers, Monitors & Miscellaneous Electronics; Desks; Chairs; Bookshelves; File Cabinets; Tables; Drafting Tables; Student Desks; Metal Shelving; Hospital Beds; Cafeteria Chairs; and Warehouse Lighting.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its fall commencement, Dec. 13 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the H.B. White Auditorium at Morrilton High School.

The schedule for the designated times for each field of study are:

Dec. 13, 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Associate of Arts in Teaching (All Tracks)
Associate of Science in Business
Associate of Science
Business (Technical Certificate, Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing)
Dietary Management
Early Childhood Development
Emergency Medical Technician
Nursing Assisting
Registered Nursing
Visual Communication

Dec. 13, 1:00 p.m. ceremony:
Associate of Arts
General Studies
Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Computer Information Systems
Petroleum Technology
Practical Nursing

Friday, September 12, 2014


In recognition of Manufacturing Day, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton plans to enhance community awareness of the demand for technical and professional education by hosting “Step Up to Employment” on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is designed to connect employers with future generations of employees as well as feature the numerous hands-on training programs offered at UACCM.

The goal of UACCM’s “Step Up to Employment” event is to provide business representatives with an opportunity to meet future employees and discuss the shortage of skilled workers they currently face. UACCM has invited numerous businesses to set up booths next to the technical areas that provide training for them.

UACCM invites the public to drop in and join us as we demonstrate the value of technical training and how it links directly to employment opportunities. Unemployed and underemployed adults are encouraged to attend this event along with individuals considering the possibility of making a career change. Since junior and senior high students will benefit from exploring the numerous career options that are available, UACCM hopes families with students enrolled in the eighth through twelfth grades will participate.

For additional information, please contact the UACCM Office of Community Education at 501-977-2189.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEPA Public Notification 15 Day Notice


The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for the site prep to build a Workforce Training Center in Morrilton Arkansas. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties.

The project is the site preparation for the Workforce Training Center. The project will be located at the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Project information is available for review at West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, 1000 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71902.

If you have any information regarding potential impacts environmental resources or historic properties associated with this proposed project, please provide it in writing to:
Millie Hayes, Regional Environmental Officer
US Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
Austin Regional Office
504 Lavaca Street, Suite 1100 | Austin, TX 78701-2858
Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on September 4, 2014 will be considered. A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.

Monday, June 30, 2014


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces plans for “Starlight Cinema,” a free outdoor community movie night. The event will feature “Captain America: the Winter Soldier” Tuesday, July 15, beginning at sundown on the lawn near the Plaza courtyard on the UACCM campus.

Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who is grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since World War II with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. The film is rated PG-13 and has a total running time of 136 minutes.

Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs. A concession stand will be open beginning 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.

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, 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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton spring 2014 commencement ceremonies were held Saturday, May 10, at the H.B. White Auditorium of Morrilton High School.

UACCM held two ceremonies, the first at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m. This year, 232 graduates earned 315 awards. These included 166 associate degrees, 49 technical certificates and 100 certificates of proficiency. UACCM Board of Visitors members Doug Brandon, Ancel Carlon, and Susan Gunderman attended the ceremonies.

UACCM outgrew its facilities to host graduation on its campus some years ago, and the South Conway County School District School Board allows the College to hold its commencement ceremonies in the auditorium at the high school. Even still, the faculty, staff, administration, family, and friends who gather to show their support to graduates exceed the capacity of the auditorium.

Photos from graduation are available for viewing on UACCM's Facebook page and UACCM's Flickr album.