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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UACCM Registration Dates to Continue Until Aug. 14

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will continue to hold Walk-In Registration days until Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon. If unable to meet with an advisor during these times, new students will still be able to register on Monday, Aug. 14, but only for classes that have not met yet.


UACCM Walk-In Registration Dates:

Aug. 8:            8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (in University Center)
Aug. 9-11:       8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (in Business Technology Center)
Aug. 12:          9 a.m. – Noon (in Business Technology Center
Aug. 14:          8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (in Business Technology Center)

Monday, August 7, 2017

UACCM Foundation Board, Boozman Staffer Tour WTC Site

As construction continues on the 53,000-SF Workforce Training Center project, several members of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation Board toured the site after their quarterly meeting on July 27. The Foundation Board has been the primary source of private fundraising for the building since its conception. 

UACCM Director of Marketing and Public Relations Mary Clark, Will Fisher, Carlene Davis, Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Pete Giovannini, UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman, Jeannie Price, Scott McKennon, UACCM Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Linda Birkner  

Tim Riley, a grants coordinator for U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), also visited the site on Aug. 1. Riley provided support from Boozman’s office during the application process, and regularly visits the WTC site to see the progress being made. With his help, a $1,100,000 Economic Development Administration investment from the U.S. Department of Commerce was granted to UACCM in September 2014 for site preparation and infrastructure improvements to support the project.

Front L-R: Tim Riley, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis
Back L-R: WTC Construction Manager Tim Troillet, UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman 


As of Aug. 7, sheetrock is being installed in Building C, which will house the HVAC and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology labs. Bricking and roofing on all of the buildings is nearly complete, and all of the concrete floors that require polishing have been polished.

The WTC project, located on the west end of UACCM’s campus, brings together technical training programs, UACCM workforce development, and an adaptable training space for new and existing businesses into one easily accessible location. The building will house one of the largest welding training facilities among Arkansas colleges, along with several labs for industrial mechanics and maintenance, HVAC, and automotive repair classes. In addition to allowing UACCM to greatly expand student enrollment each year in these career-focused programs, more faculty and staff will be added after the building is completed, followed by classes beginning as soon as the fall 2018 semester.

Friday, August 4, 2017

UACCM Adult Education Services Have Opened In Clinton

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Adult Education Center in Clinton is now open and accepting students in the local area. 

All instruction at any UACCM Adult Education Center is free of charge. Each facility offers various programs, including adult basic education, English Language Learners (ESL), college prep, and Workforce Alliance & Growth in the Economy (WAGE) — a series of stackable certifications in partnership with local businesses and industries to prepare participants for workforce careers. GED testing is also available for a discounted fee of $16. Students who complete the GED program will receive a tuition waiver scholarship for a three-hour college class at UACCM, and may also be eligible for a renewable full tuition scholarship to the college for three semesters.

The UACCM Adult Education Center in Clinton is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Evening class hours have not been set. For more information, contact Gayla Feist at (501) 745-6554, or at feist@uaccm.edu. The facility is located at 100 Success Drive, Clinton, AR. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

UACCM Nursing Assistant Class Open For Enrollment

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is now taking applications for the final Nursing Assistant course to be offered in 2017. The deadline to register is Aug. 31, and only the first 12 paid applicants will be accepted.

This course will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 13 with a mandatory orientation session from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Kirk Building Room 123, followed by a CPR for Healthcare Providers class on Sept. 14 from 4:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. in the same room. The Nursing Assistant classes will officially begin on Sept. 18, with students meeting every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until Nov. 7.

Students will be prepared to provide competent, skilled nursing care in a compassionate manner to residents of long-term care, hospice, and hospital facilities. Upon successful completion of this course with a grade of “C” or higher, students will take the state competency exam. With successful passage, students will be eligible to become certified nursing assistants.

Those who wish to apply for this eight-week course must have high school diploma or GED, and the ability to meet minimum scored for reading, writing, and math with placement scores from the past five years. Participants must also have a negative tuberculosis test and be willing to undergo criminal background clearance.

The registration cost for this course is $450, though grant funding is available to dislocated workers who are receiving unemployment or who have exhausted unemployment benefits. Grants are also available for unemployed workers who have an established attachment to the workforce, and those with a child under the age of 21 living at home.

To register for this course and others, visit www.uaccm.edu/workforce and use the “See Courses” button to locate the course’s registration form. For more information, contact Vicki Shadell at shadellv@uaccm.edu, or at (501) 977-2132.

Monday, July 17, 2017

UACCM Back To School Bash Set For August 10

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will host the 2017 Back to School Bash on August 10 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. outside the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium on campus.

Last year’s event was a huge success, and this year will be no different. Over 500 backpacks, all filled with various school supplies, will be handed out at the event, with free food, games, music, and more available around the courtyard. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be shown outside, so be sure to bring your lawn chairs. Six cosmetologists will also be stationed inside for free haircuts.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Green Bay Packaging, the First United Methodist Church of Morrilton, Crown Concrete, and Morrilton Parks & Recreation.

For more information about this event, contact Kristi Strain at (501) 977-2081, or at strain@uaccm.edu.

UACCM Adult Education Expands To New Counties

As of July 1, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will now oversee Adult Education operations in a four-county service area consisting of Conway, Perry, Faulkner and Van Buren counties. After a bidding process that ended March 31, UACCM will now operate facilities in the cities of Conway and Clinton, as well as Morrilton and Perryville.

Conway Adult Education courses started on July 12, with hours from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Beginning July 31, those hours will change to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. These same hours apply to the Clinton and Morrilton sites as well. The UACCM Adult Education Center in Perryville is expected to start classes on August 14, and classes will be offered Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While the Conway and Clinton facilities will both offer night classes beginning August 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Morrilton facility will only offer night classes during those hours on Tuesdays.

All instruction at any UACCM Adult Education Center is free of charge. Each facility offers various programs, including adult basic education, English Language Learners (ESL), college prep, and Workforce Alliance & Growth in the Economy (WAGE) — a series of stackable certifications in partnership with local businesses and industries to prepare participants for workforce careers. GED testing is also available for a discounted fee of $16. Students who complete the GED program will receive a tuition waiver scholarship for a three-hour college class at UACCM, and may also be eligible for a renewable full tuition scholarship to the college for three semesters.

UACCM Adult Education Centers serve anyone 18 years of age or older, and students can start classes at any time throughout the year. There is an open entry and exit policy at all four locations.

Contacts for UACCM Adult Education Centers:

Conway & Perry Counties:
Denise Hamby
600 North St. Joseph St., Morrilton, AR 72110 & Max Milam Library – 609 Aplin St., Perryville, AR 72126
(501) 215-4904

Faulkner County:
Michelle Horton
125 Center St., Conway, AR 72034
(501) 450-4810

Van Buren County:
Erica Freeman
100 Success Drive, Clinton, AR 72031
(501) 754-6554

UACCM To Host TeleTech Job Fair

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will host a TeleTech job fair on Thursday, July 20, in the UACCM Student Union building at 833 Timberwolf Drive in Morrilton. The event will last from noon until 4 p.m.

TeleTech, a consulting and customer experience company, will be hiring more than 10,000 people across North America with nearly 300 needed in the upcoming Morrilton facility. While TeleTech is largely in need of licensed health insurance agents, the company is also actively looking for team leads, trainers, licensing proctors, administrators, and managers. These positions need to be filled as quickly as possible, making this the perfect time to learn more about TeleTech and if these opportunities are right for you.

The Mobile Workforce Unit from the Governor's Task Force for Dislocated Workers will also be at this event. Anyone can utilize the unit to set up their profile and apply for Teletech, or other jobs, on-site. 

For more information about TeleTech and this event, contact Abbie Reeves at abbiereeves@teletech.com. Any questions about UACCM or how to get to the event may be sent to Vicki Shadell at (501) 977-2132, or at shadellv@uaccm.edu.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

UACCM Announces Spring 2017 Graduates

311 students received 255 awards between May 11 and May 18, 2017 during the spring semester graduation ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The awards included 163 associate degrees, 12 certificates of general studies, 49 certificates of proficiency, and 83 technical certificates.

Friends and family members gathered in UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium for four 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, and University of Arkansas System Trustee Kelly Eichler. Eichler was appointed to the University of Arkansas Systems governing board in early 2016 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Members of UACCM Board of Visitors members also intended the ceremonies, including Doug Brandon, Joe Canady, Paulette Smith, and Susan Gunderman.

UACCM’s Spring 2017 graduates are listed below alphabetically by city:  

(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
Victoria Rainey – General Education (AA)

Atkins
Christian Barnett – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
James Coffman – Surveying (TC)
Devin Dollar – Welding (TC, CP)

Bauxite
Bradley Duncan – Welding (TC, CP)

Bee Branch
Cody Bennett – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP)
Bruce Baugh – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Kathy West – General Education (AA)

Belleville
McKenzie Baxter – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Brenton Buckman – General Education (AA)
Jodi Catlett – General Education (AA)
Edgar Flores – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Destiny Higham – General Studies (AGS)

Bigelow
Cody Brunson – Surveying (AAS)
Brian Marengo – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Andrea Rappold – Early Childhood Development (TC)

Bluffton
Justin Abernathy – Surveying (TC)

Cabot
Steven Perdue – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS)

Center Ridge
Kimber Sigler – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Amelia Thompson – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Amanda Wadkins – Business, Business Office Technology Option (AAS)

Clarksville
Robert Otto – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS, TC, CP)

Clinton
Jacob Bane – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Nicholas Bane – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Alexandra Cross – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Aaron Freeman – General Education (AA)
Matthew Medina – Business (ASB)
Hayden Treece – General Education (AA)

Conway
Jose Aguilar – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (AAS)
Aaron Ansel - Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Ashley Beck – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Jonathon Berumen – Business (ASB)
Samantha Bland – General Education (AA)
Sierra Brannon – Business (TC)
Christopher Burks – General Studies (CGS)
Jasmin Burton – Early Childhood Development (AAS)
Ronnelle Byrd – Business (ASB)
Terrik Canady – Petroleum Technology (CP)
Jefferson Caraig – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Justin Case – Welding (TC, CP)
Michael Chinchar – General Education
Andrew Christopher – Welding (TC, CP)
Haley Clifft – General Education (AA)
Robert Coan – Education (ASE)
Derek Corder – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Stephany Crabtrey – General Education (AA)
Jana Davenport – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC)
Jesse Davenport – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS)
Kimberly Donaldson – Practical Nursing (TC)
Michael Fey – Computer Maintenance (CP)
William Fields – Surveying (TC)
Brooke Finch – General Studies (CGS)
Danielle Floyd – Business, Business Office Technology Option (AAS)
Jose Garcia – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (AAS)
Thomas Gault – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Zachary Glover – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Grant Goodwin – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)
Dana Gray – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Raleigh Hartley – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)
Courtney Hartwick – Education (ASE)
Jacob Henry – General Education (AA)
Christian Howell – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Cassandra Hulbert – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Caleb Humphrey – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Pablo Hurtado – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Jessalyn Jackson – Business (ASB)
Alea Jeremiah – General Studies (CGS)
Rebecca Kaeppel – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Sukhvir Kaur – General Education (AA)
Cole Kennedy – General Studies (CGS)
Karlea King – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Cassie Kline – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Dwight Leidholm – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC)
Neftali Lemus – Business (ASB)
Dalton Lewis – Welding (TC, CP)
Jorge Maldonado – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Lacey Martin – General Studies (AGS)
Brianna McCray – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Tiara McCray – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Aaron McDaniel – Drafting (TC)
Stewart McGee – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)
Rachel McQuade – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Kayla Messenger – General Education (AA)
Samuel Morris – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Lauren Nadeau – General Education (AA)
Christine Nichols – General Studies (CGS)
Patrick Paladino – General Studies (CGS)
Ethan Patterson – Business (ASB)
Layne Pittman – Business (ASB)
Steven Purifoy – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC); Networking Technology (CP) 
Ben Ratliff – General Education (AA)
Elizabeth Rivera – General Education (AA); General Studies (CGS)
Emily Robinson – General Education (AA); General Studies (AGS)
Christian Salazar – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS); Networking Technology (CP)
Destiny Scott – General Studies (CGS)
Courtney Scroggs – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Darrell Simpson – Business (ASB)
Dylan Smith – Networking Technology (CP)
Nathaniel Smith – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Johnathan Sumner – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Christopher Tate – General Education (AA)
Robert Thines – General Education (AA)
Austin Tyler – Business (ASB)
Scott Warrior – Surveying (TC)
Chelsae Watkins – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)

Damascus
Kyla Duvall – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Peggy Mann – General Education (AA)
Kensi Smith – Emergency Medical Technician (CP); General Education (AA)
Bethany Wilson – Education (ASE)

Danville
Brody Bland – Surveying (TC)
Marina Cerros – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)

Dardanelle
Justin Dorrough – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Rickey Jones – Welding (CP)
Nichole Luna – General Education (AA)
Steven Mendez – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)
Angel Meyers – General Studies (CGS)
Meagan Tygart – Liberal Arts (AS)
Amber Welsh – Business (TC)

Dover
Tyler Brown – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS, TC, CP); Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Cody Hull – Early Childhood Development (CP)

Fort Smith
Bryan Cates – Petroleum Technology (CP)

Fox
Talyn Daniel – General Education (AA)

Greenbrier
David Joshua Andrews – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (AAS)
Benjamin Bailey – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Michael Baker – General Studies (CGS)
Hilda Ballesteros – Practical Nursing (TC)
Brittany Bird – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Sarah Castleberry – General Studies (AGS)
Christa Fitzgerald – General Studies (AGS)
Misty Freeman – Education (ASE)
Tammy Givens – Business (TC); Business, Business Office Technology Option (AAS)
Daniel Gladstone – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Colt Glover – Welding (CP, TC)
Dalton Haddick – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Emma Hance – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Melanie Harrington – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Morgan Hooten – Business (TC)
Stephanie Humphrey – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Colby Johnston – General Education (AA)
Whitney Kramer – Practical Nursing (TC)
Jordan Lee – Business (ASB)
Kimberly Marple – General Studies (AGS)
Justine Moore – General Studies (AGS)
Kevin Passmore – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Marc Roberts – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)
Janna Smothermon – Education (ASE)
Shelby Snowden – General Education (AA)
Gracie Staggs – Drafting (TC)
Ryan Strickland – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Kenzie Tudeen – General Studies (AGS)

Hattieville
Lindsay Bingham – General Education (AA)
Atlanta Turnage – General Education (AA)

Hector
Mindy Brashear – Practical Nursing (TC)
Kandy Wygal – Practical Nursing (TC)

Houston
Jennie Mizer – General Education (AA)

Huntsville
Maegan Elkins – General Education (AA)

Jerusalem
Jonathon Vaughan – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (AAS)

Leslie
Brittany Deckard – General Education (AA)

Little Rock
Brittany Patrick – General Studies (AGS)

London
Dawn Timmons – General Studies (AGS)

Mabelvale
Michael Clampit – Business (ASB)

Maumelle
Romonda Britten – General Education (AA)
Christina Lantz – General Studies (AGS)

Mayflower
Hanna Elliott – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Ashley Raney – Education (ASE)
Tyler Roberts – Business, Retail Marketing Option (AAS)

Menifee
Allie Baker – General Education (AA)

Morrilton
Ruelf Alarcon – General Education (AA)
Cody Beck – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Stanley Beck – Welding (TC, CP)
William Brannon – General Studies (AGS, CGS)
Tonya Breashears – General Studies (AGS)
Joshua Brown – General Education (AA)
Kendall Brown – General Education (AA)
Jarred Charton – Drafting (AAS, TC)
Wendi Chronister – Education (ASE)
Shawn Collier – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Jayla Criswell – General Education (AA)
Brittany Evans – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Heather Foster – General Education (AA)
John Hall – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Alaina Hallum – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Jackeline Herrera – General Studies (CGS)
Rayen Hervey – General Education (AA)
Pamela Ibarra – Practical Nursing (TC)
Vesta Lyles – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)
Dylan McKnight – Drafting (TC)
Morgan Mullins – General Education (AA)
Taylor Pelham – General Education (AA)
Carla Robertson – General Education (AA)
Michael Robertson – General Education (AA)
Kaden Shipp – Industrial mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Shane Taylor – General Education (AA)
Mistie Virden – General Education (AA)
Tonie Wilson – Business, Accounting Option (AAS)

Mount Vernon
Morgan Hahn – General Education (AA)

Oark
Helen Stewart – Petroleum Technology (AAS)

Ola
Maranda Mashburn – General Studies (AGS)
William Swanson – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)

Oppelo
Kimberly Heflin – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Mariah Hogan – Automotive Collision Repair Technology
Lyndsey Jones – General Education (AA)

Paris
Luis Ocampo – Drafting (AAS)

Paron
Thomas Gray – Surveying (TC)

Perry
John Williams – General Education (AA)

Perryville
Breanna Jones – General Studies (AGS)
Steven Jones – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS, TC, CP)
Natalie Sims – General Education (AA)
Courtney Tippin – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Mary Volz – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Elizabeth Watkins – Education (ASE)

Plainview
Evan Peck – General Education (AA)
Ricky Porterfield – Welding (TC, CP)

Pottsville
Devin Bennett – Surveying (TC)

Russellville
Camron Bobo – Business, Retail Marketing Option (AAS)
Cheryl Branch – General Studies (AGS)
Suzanne Causin – General Studies (AGS)
Mariah Dorrough – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Grey Harris – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Renee Heathcoat – General Studies (AGS)
Kevin Hoggard – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Justin Keith – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Logan Killer – Surveying (TC)
Ezekiel Lake – Welding (TC, CP)
Maria Linares – General Studies (AGS)
Rachel Moore – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Leydi Munoz – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Kevin Peeler – Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Thomas Stewart – Welding (TC, CP)
Ashley Stroman – Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Michael Tidwell – Surveying (TC)
Regina Tramel – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Mekosha Young – Early Childhood Development (CP)

Shirley
Jace Bradley – General Education (AA)
Shayla Gray – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Courtney Perry – Practical Nursing (TC); General Studies (AGS)
Franklin Wilson – Welding (CP)

Solgohachia
Brett McElroy – General Education (AA)

Springfield
Nicholas Andrews – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)
Brandon Garner – Petroleum Technology (AAS, TC, CP); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)
Gabriel Rodelo – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS)
Natalie Shipp – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Dylan Watters – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP)

Tilly
Leah Adney – General Education (AA)

Vilonia
Elizabeth Lasiter – Education (ASE)
Carolyn Phousongphouang – General Studies (AGS)
Alyssa Pritchett – Autmotive Service Technology (AAS, TC)
Austin Thomas – Automotive Collision Repair Technology (AAS, TC); Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Roger Wilbanks – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP)

Ward
Rebecca Moore – Early Childhood Education (AAS)
Sebrina Ricks – Welding (AAS)