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Friday, April 17, 2015

UACCM SPRING COMMENCEMENT MAY 9

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its spring commencement, May 9 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:

May 9, 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
- Associate of Arts in General Education
- General Studies
- Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
- Automotive Collision Repair Technology
- Automotive Service Technology
- Computer Information Systems
     -Computer Maintenance
- Drafting


May 9, 1:00 p.m. ceremony:
- Associate of Arts in Teaching (All Tracks)
- Associate of Science in Business
- Associate of Science (All Focus Areas)
- Business
     -Accounting
     -Business Office Technology
     -Retail Marketing
     -Technical Certificate
- Early Childhood Development
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Petroleum Technology
- Practical Nursing
- Surveying
- Visual Communication
- Welding

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

UACCM TO SHOW ‘BIG HERO 6’ FOR FREE MOVIE NIGHT

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces this year’s first “Starlight Cinema,” a free community movie night. The event will feature “Big Hero 6” Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus.

For this feature, UACCM is partnering with Community Service, Inc. to host a special smoke-free movie event.  In an effort to promote health and wellness, this unique event features a movie that depicts no use of tobacco products, a practice that is commonly shown on the silver screen.  Community Service Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Shannon Cook will be on-site with a display of literature and educational aids depicting the harmful effects of tobacco-use.  Prior to show time, ads created by Arkansas students through the Stamp Out Smoking Big Pitch Film Festival will be shown.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  The free event is not ticketed, and guests may seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis.  A free concession stand will open at 6:00 p.m. with popcorn and drinks while supplies last.

In “Big Hero 6,” when a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and his robot companion, Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.  The movie is rated PG and has a total running time of 102 minutes.

In addition to the April 28th showing of “Big Hero 6,” the tentative summer lineup for “Starlight Cinema” at UACCM has been set.  Each movie will be shown on the lawn outside of the Fine Arts Building at sundown.  In case of inclement weather, the movies will be shown inside the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Free concessions will be provided at each event.  The tentative lineup is as follows:

  • May 19- “American Sniper”
  • June 16- “Grease”
  • July 14- “Furious 7”
  • August 11- “Avengers Age of Ultron”

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, or visit www.uaccm.edu.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Two slots open at the Earle Love Child Study Center

The Earle Love Child Study Center is currently accepting applications for two slots in the toddler classroom for children ages 12-36 months.  Tuition is $125 per week.  One slot will be available May 11, and one slot will be available June 1.  For more information about these openings or to obtain an application, contact ELCSC Director Adrianne Crow by calling 501-977-2018 or emailing crow@uaccm.edu.

FREE Career Exploration events happening this summer!

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Register now by clicking here!
Join us for this FREE explosive four-day journey where you can explore several of the exciting possibilities for your future. You will gain hands-on experience and take away valuable skills as you shape your understanding of various career fields.

Participants will rotate through all of the following programs of study:
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration- Learn how to properly read, review, and draw a schematic before demonstrating your wiring skills on a practice board.
  • Automotive Collision Repair- By experimenting with mixing ratios and toners, you will discover how to create an automotive color.
  • Automotive Service Technology- While building a remote control car, you will experiment with basic parts replacement and learn about ratios used in transmissions.
  • Business – Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing- Enhance your critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills while participating in the creation of a business simulation.
  • Computer Information Systems Technology- Race against the clock to completely disassemble and reassemble a personal computer.
  • Drafting- You will construct a variety of 3D objects using AutoDesk Revit and AutoDesk Inventor software.
  • Health Professions – EMT, Nursing Assistant, Practical and Registered Nursing- Learn about UACCM’s health related programs while observing various nursing classes.
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology- After you analyze safety hazards related to working with electrical equipment, you will use a live computer program to experiment with Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Petroleum Technology- During the hands-on mock well assembly lab, you will use pipe wrenches and Teflon tape while your critical thinking skills are being challenged.
  • Surveying- In addition to learning how a GPS system works, you will gain hands-on experience while using surveying equipment to measure angles and distances.
  • Welding- You will develop the basic proficiencies with oxy-fuel cutting and plasma systems while you cut a small metal logo during the hands-on welding session.
You may just ignite your passion for a high-demand, high-paying job that helps you soar to new heights!

Contact Information:
Kim Darling
Director of Community Education
501-977-2189
darling@uaccm.edu

Register now by clicking here!


FOR ADULTS LOOKING FOR CAREER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Participants will rotate through all of the following programs of study during this FREE workshop:
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration- Learn how to properly read, review, and draw a schematic before demonstrating your wiring skills on a practice board.
  • Automotive Collision Repair- By experimenting with mixing ratios and toners, you will discover how to create an automotive color.
  • Automotive Service Technology- While building a remote control car, you will experiment with basic parts replacement and learn about ratios used in transmissions.
  • Business – Accounting, Business Office Technology, and Retail Marketing- You will enhance your critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills while participating in the creation of a business simulation.
  • Computer Information Systems Technology- After you completely disassemble a personal computer, you will race against the clock to reassemble the pieces into a working machine before the buzzer sounds.
  • Drafting- You will construct a variety of 3D objects using AutoDesk Revit and AutoDesk Inventor software.
  • Health Professions – EMT, Nursing Assistant, Practical and Registered Nursing- By observing various nursing classes, you will become acquainted with the variety of health-related programs offered at UACCM.
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology- After you analyze safety hazards related to working with electrical equipment, you will use a live computer program to experiment with Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Petroleum Technology- During the hands-on stainless steel tubing bending class, you will use crescent wrenches, tube benders and stainless steel fitting devices while your critical thinking skills are being challenged.
  • Surveying- In addition to learning how a GPS system works, you will gain hands-on experience while using surveying equipment to measure angles and distances.
  • Welding- You will develop the basic proficiencies with oxy-fuel cutting and plasma systems while you cut a small metal logo during the hands-on welding session.
Contact Information:
Kim Darling
Director of Community Education
501-977-2189
darling@uaccm.edu


Monday, March 30, 2015

7TH ANNUAL HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

Gideon Frieder was the seventh Holocaust survivor speaker to share his story in Central Arkansas in the past seven years at a series of events hosted by the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas. During his two days in Morrilton and Conway, Frieder spoke to three groups totalling more than 1,700 people.
Gideon Frieder spoke to 900 students at MHS March 10.

The event is coordinated each year by UACCM and UCA through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Frieder is a survivor volunteer at the museum. For his first appearance in Central Arkansas, Frieder spoke at UCA's Farris Center to an estimated 600 attendees.

Due to the overwhelming interest in bringing students from surrounding counties to hear the Holocaust speaker each year, the South Conway County School District and Morrilton High School allow UACCM to host a daytime event at H.B. White Auditorium. For the past several years, the auditorium has been at full capacity with 900 students and teachers in attendance.

For the daytime event in Morrilton on March 10, attendees represented 10 schools and four counties as well as several individuals from surrounding areas. Frieder spoke with students after his presentation and took a photo with each group. UACCM would like to thank the SCCSD and MHS for allowing the continued use of the facility for the event, for providing assistance with sound and event set-up, and for working closely with the college to make the event possible each year.
Holocaust Survivor Gideon Frieder, center, personally thanked
Beryl Wolfson of Hagarville, from left, A.O. Thompson of Cleveland,
and Ray Faulk of Morrilton for their service during World War II.

The evening event on March 10 neared capacity of the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM with 240 attendees. Frieder stayed after the event for photo opportunities and to speak with guests, including three World War II veterans who participated in the liberation of Holocaust victims. Frieder thanked them for their service and proclaimed them heroes. Many people from the Morrilton area attended the event as well as a large representation from surrounding counties.

UACCM would like to thank everyone who attended one of the Holocaust survivor events. For information on next year's event, look for dates and information to be posted next spring to www.uaccm.edu.

HAGANS CONTRIBUTES $50,000 TO UACCM ‘GIVE MEANING’ CAMPAIGN, $2 MILLION MARK REACHED

The James E. “Rock” and Bonnie Hagans Irrevocable Trust and the Hagans Family made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign last week.  Hagans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Motors made an additional pledge of $25,000 to bring the total gift to $50,000 from the Hagans Family.  The gift brings the total raised in the campaign to more than $2 million.

Jeff and Bonnie Hagans, second and third from left, presented a check to
UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman, from left, UACCM
Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, UACCM Foundation Board Member and Morrilton
Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, and UACCM Chief Information Officer 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.  A classroom to be used for the automotive service technology program will be named for the family and the late Rock Hagans in recognition of this gift.

When asked about the contribution, Jeff Hagans said, “We are committed to this community, and we want to help increase the educational opportunities available.  We also know that the students trained in the new facility will be an asset to our industry as they will be quality employees for the future.  We have been in this business for more than 40 years and we just wanted to participate in this project that we know will benefit not only our community, but our region and the entire state."

Bonnie Hagans added, “We want to continue the legacy that Rock and I started 40 years ago when we opened our first dealership in Russellville.  It’s a family business that Jeff has now been running for 25 years in this community.”  

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 in assisting current industry with workforce development needs.

“This gift is important to our campaign for several reasons,” said UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.  “Not only does it show support from an industry that will hire the graduates trained in the new facility, it also pushes our total raised over the $2 million mark.  This is a significant milestone for us as an institution and puts us one step closer to making the Workforce Training Center a reality."

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.

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, March 13, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE SHALE SCHOLARSHIP FUND BOARD GIVES $96,000 TO UACCM STUDENTS, CAMPAIGN

Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund (FSSF) Board presented a $96,000 contribution Thursday to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The donation will be split between scholarships for UACCM students studying petroleum technology and the UACCM Foundation’s ‘GIVE MEANING’ campaign.

2015 FSSF recipients who study Petroleum Technology at UACCM
FSSF President Caleb Knight announced the gift at an event at the college last week, allocating $48,000 for scholarships and $48,000 for construction of the new Workforce Training Center at UACCM. The contribution brings the total donated by the FSSF to $850,000 since its inception in 2006.

To date, a total of 1,053 certificates and degrees have been awarded to 430 individual students in the petroleum technology program, largely due to scholarships awarded by the FSSF. Scholarships support student expenses including tuition, fees, and books. The UACCM scholarship committee makes awards to students based on both academic performance and financial need.

“We appreciate the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Board’s continued support of our students and the program,” said UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis. “This contribution will allow us to continue to provide scholarships for our Petroleum Technology students and provide larger, modern facilities and equipment that are current and relevant in today’s workforce.”

Offering a one-of-a-kind Associate of Applied Science degree program in Arkansas, the petroleum technology degree program at UACCM continues to lead the way to a more knowledgeable and specialized workforce for the local natural gas industry. Established in 2006 with a three-year pledge of $200,000 from Southwestern Energy Company, it is the largest applied technology program at UACCM, offering a curriculum that allows students to explore the industry that continues to be an economic leader in the state. Nationally, only a handful of schools offer two-year petroleum technology programs that educate students in the fields of drilling, gathering, and field operations.

FSSF Board President Caleb Knight, center, presents the $96,000 check
to UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.
In addition to the continued support of the petroleum technology program, the FSSF has supported the UACCM Foundation’s ‘GIVE MEANING’ campaign with contributions totaling $215,000 over the last three years. FSSF dollars will be used to construct the new Workforce Training Center at UACCM. The estimated 60,000-square-feet facility will house many of the college’s existing technical programs, including a new industrial mechanics and maintenance technology program which contains many classes in the petroleum technology plan of study.

The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization made up of member companies who work in the state’s natural gas industry. The FSSF encourages and enables students to pursue educational opportunities that prepare them for jobs in the oil and gas field. The group hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to raise scholarship funds for students seeking careers in petroleum technology.

For more information about the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund, visit www.fs-scholarship.com/. For additional information on the petroleum technology program at UACCM or the “GIVE MEANING” campaign, or for more information on applying for FSSF scholarships, visit www.uaccm.edu.

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.