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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hypnotist Steven Stone to perform March 31

Back by popular demand, Steven Stone has plans to WOW us all for another great set of events on March 31! His hypnosis routine is top-notch, so don’t miss out! The Student Engagement and Leadership Organization (SELO) is hosting a daytime event for students, faculty, and staff March 31 during X-period in the Student Center. Then, Institutional Advancement is bringing him back that evening at 6:30 p.m. for a show in the auditorium that is suitable for all ages (so bring your whole family). For more information about this event, call 501-977-2142 or email stell@uaccm.edu.

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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

ENTERGY AWARDS $10,000 TO UACCM FOUNDATION

Entergy has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign. Grant funds will be used to support the new Workforce Training Center at UACCM as well as scholarships and academic programs.

Entergy Regional Customer Service Manager Jim Garland, right, presented
the grant check to UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, from left, UACCM
Foundation Chair Doug Cahill, Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman,
and UACCM Foundation Co-Chair Steve Trowbridge.
The award is part of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grant program whose goal is to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities. ECF has a special focus on low-income initiatives as well as educational and literacy programs.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of Entergy and the Entergy Charitable Foundation,” said UACCM Foundation Chair Doug Cahill. “It is through funding opportunities like this that the UACCM Foundation will make the Workforce Training Center a reality in the near future.”

The estimated 70,000-square-feet Workforce Training Center at UACCM will house many of the college’s existing technical programs including automotive service technology; automotive collision repair technology; and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology. Also to be included in the $13 million facility is a proposed diesel mechanics program and a new industrial mechanics and maintenance technology program which includes many classes in the petroleum technology plan of study.

In addition to technical programs, an open space for workforce training will be included in the facility for use in recruiting new industry to the area as well as assisting current industry with workforce development needs.

Also included in the “Give Meaning” campaign are efforts to launch a $1 million scholarship endowment fund. The fund will help relieve the financial burden on the college’s budget due to scholarships, providing support for a greater number of students in need of financial assistance.

For more information about the “Give Meaning” campaign including ways to support the fundraising efforts, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM, or contact UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman at 501-977-2085 or zimmerman@uaccm.edu.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Information Session March 14

UACCM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL ‘LINKS FOR LEARNING’

The UACCM Foundation Board announces plans for its 10th annual “Links for Learning” golf tournament to be held May 21 at the Morrilton Country Club.  The three-man-scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 am.

The Foundation is seeking teams and sponsors for this year’s tournament.  The entry fee is $300 per three-person team and includes: two mulligans per player, goody bags, cart, lunch, and beverages on the course.  Petit Jean Meats gift boxes will be awarded to winners in three flights.  Sponsorships are available at levels from $100 to $4,000.

There will be a golf ball drop at the end of the tournament.  Tickets are available for $10 and a cash prize of up to $1000 will be awarded to the person with the number that drops closest to the hole.  Purchaser of the winning ball need not be present to win.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization established to raise funds, accept gifts, and invest resources for the sole benefit of the college.  Proceeds from the tournament will support the UACCM Foundation and its mission to provide broader opportunities and services to UACCM’s students, alumni, and the residents of the college’s service area by supporting the advancement of the institution.

The deadline for sponsorships is May 1, and the registration deadline for participants is May 15.  Registration forms and sponsorship information are available online at www.uaccm.edu or by calling 501-977-2085.

For more information contact Scott McKennon at 501-306-9862.

HOLOCAUST SPEAKER RETURNS TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS

This September marks 70 years 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 Gideon Frieder, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances.

Read more about Gideon here.
Frieder is a speaker volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He will speak at 7:00 p.m. on March 9 at the Farris Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. On March 10, 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 10, Frieder will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. Each of these events is free and open to the public.

Though they have brought Holocaust survivor speakers to central Arkansas 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 attend one of these events to welcome Gideon Frieder to Arkansas as he shares his story.

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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

UACCM TO HOST PHILANDER SMITH CHOIR FEB. 5

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces the Philander Smith College Choir as its special guests for Black History Month.

The choir will perform at a free community event in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. There are no tickets for the event.  Guests may seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis after doors open at 5:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on the UACCM Facebook page and at www.uaccm.edu.  For more information about this event, contact Mary Newsome by phone at 501-977-2044 or by email to newsome@uaccm.edu.

PERSONAL EXERCISE TRAINER CERTIFICATION OFFERED AT UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has partnered with the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) for a training event March 7 and 8. A representative from NETA will conduct a “Personal Trainer Certification” professional development program at UACCM.

The two-day workshop will include demonstrations and practical application for one-on-one training. NETA’s expert trainer will provide a general review of exercise science, communication skills, exercise programming, health assessments and more. A discounted registration fee of $399 is available until Feb. 4. After that date, the fee is $449. Since this is the first time a NETA program has been offered in the Morrilton area, UACCM anticipates seats will be reserved quickly.

The workshop registration fee includes a written exam and two-year certificate. NETA’s Personal Trainer Certification is accredited by NCCA, which is the gold standard in the industry.

For additional information, please contact UACCM Director of Community Education Kim Darling at darling@uaccm.edu or 501-977-2189.

Friday, January 23, 2015

PJSB PLEDGES $25,000 TO UACCM ‘GIVE MEANING’ CAMPAIGN

Petit Jean State Bank has pledged $25,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign.

Petit Jean State Bank President Charles Penick, center, presents a $25,000
pledge to the UACCM Foundation along with Mike Dunaway, from left,
Morgan Zimmerman, Susan Gunderman, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry
Davis, Suzanne Hartman, and Mary Clark.
The gift will contribute to construction costs of the Workforce Training Center at UACCM and establish a maintenance fund for the new building. The contribution qualifies for a naming opportunity for office space inside the facility.

PJSB President Charles Penick said, “As a locally owned bank, our Board of Directors recognizes the value that UACCM brings to our community.  Petit Jean State Bank is proud to be at the forefront of supporting the college’s growth, education and job opportunities in this area.”

The $13 million facility will house many of the college’s existing technical programs including automotive service technology; automotive collision repair technology; and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.  Also to be included in the Workforce Training Center is a proposed diesel mechanics program and a new industrial mechanics and maintenance technology program which includes many classes in the petroleum technology plan of study.

In addition to technical programs, an open space for workforce training will be included in the facility for use in recruiting new industry to the area as well as assisting current industry with workforce development needs.

“We’re excited that Petit Jean State Bank is among the first to announce their contribution to the campaign,” said UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.  “This gift has helped get us closer to our fundraising goal to make the Workforce Training Center a reality in the near future.”

For more information about the “Give Meaning” campaign including ways to support the fundraising efforts, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM or contact Zimmerman at 501-977-2085 or zimmerman@uaccm.edu.

Friday, January 9, 2015

HYD-MECH DONATES SAW TO UACCM

Saw manufacturer Hyd-Mech donated a new S-23A automatic scissor style band saw to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for use in technical training.

From left, UACCM Technology Instructor Robby Tipton accepts the training
saw from HYDMECH Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller, along with
Darren Jones, Robert Keeton, Diana Arn, and Greg Hunt. 
The saw arrived on campus during the late fall and is the newest addition to a technology lab currently being renovated at the college to allow for expansion.  The saw will eventually be housed in UACCM’s new Workforce Training Center on the west side of campus along with many technical classrooms and state-of-the-art lab spaces.

Hyd-Mech opened its Conway facility in 2005 and just recently added a showroom there as well.  Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller who works at the Ontario, Canada office and Conway Plant Manager Greg Hunt visited UACCM in November to present the saw to faculty and staff members.  They shared information about the S-23A model and other saws manufactured by Hyd-Mech reporting that parts of the saws come from as far as Italy and Canada and as close as Russellville and Cabot to be assembled at the Conway plant.

Miller said, “This base comes from local suppliers, and we’re really glad to be able to support people and the community.”

Students will use the saw to better understand the inner workings of hydraulics machinery.  UACCM Technology Instructor Robby Tipton has big plans for the tool that center around situations students are likely to encounter in the workplace such as making repairs to the saw and utilizing key safety techniques when dealing with the machine.

HYDMECH COO Mike Miller discusses
the precision of the S-23A band saw.
Tipton explained, “The plans are to have students identify objects on the machine in the early stages of our programs, to be able to know that the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulics tie together.”  He went on to say, “I cannot stress enough the importance of safety.  Students will also learn the things that can happen out in the real world like pinch points, electrocution, and saw blade injuries.  There is also the in-depth process of bugging the machine and having students use critical thinking to fix it.”

Hyd-Mech has partnerships with many schools across North America similar to its new relationship with UACCM.  Miller commented, “UACCM’s program really intrigued me; for the instructors to ‘break’ the saw and then have the students responsible for fixing it is an excellent way to learn. Normally, we’re donating a saw for students to use for cutting and welding and fabricating metal.  But UACCM’s program is very unique, and we’re really glad to be able to support it.”

Students working to complete a degree or certificate in many of the technical programs offered at UACCM will have an opportunity to learn by using the saw in Mr. Tipton’s classes.

For more information about Hyd-Mech and its products, visit www.hydmech.com.  To learn more about programs offered at UACCM, go to www.UACCM.edu.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CLASSES START MONDAY AT UACCM

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.