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Friday, August 10, 2018

GED Night Classes Return to UACCM Adult Ed In Clinton

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Adult Education Center in Clinton will once again offer night classes for GED students beginning Monday, Aug. 20. Night classes will meet from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Interested students are encouraged to schedule an appointment any time during office hours.

All instruction at any UACCM Adult Education Center is free of charge. Each facility offers various programs, including adult basic education, Career Readiness Certification, English as a Second Language, 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.

As a reminder for GED students, the GED Exam is only $16, which covers all four tests, and scholarship vouchers are now available to those who qualify. Students may also be eligible for vouchers to cover all costs for the GED Practice Tests.

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.

For more information about UACCM Adult Education services in Clinton, contact Erica Freeman at (501) 745-6554, or at freeman@uaccm.edu.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

UACCM Early Childhood Development Program Accreditation Renewed by NAEYC


The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs has renewed accreditation for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Early Childhood Development program.

UACCM is one of only three NAEYC-accredited colleges in the state, which also includes Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, and University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. After the commission’s decision this month, there are now 205 NAEYC-accredited programs nationwide.

Early childhood preparation programs serve a wide-range of students and prepare early childhood educators for a variety of early learning settings. Accreditation serves as a mechanism for ensuring a consistent and high level of program quality and alignment to NAEYC’s Professional Preparation Standards while respecting the unique mission and context of each degree program.

“On behalf of the Commission, I’d like to congratulate the programs who earned and renewed accreditation during the most recent review cycle. These programs have spent significant time examining their programs of study, mapping their courses to the standards, creating key assessments, and developing assessment plans, with the goal of continuous program improvement,” Crystal Swank, commission chair, said. “Kudos to the faculty for their dedication and hard work!”

To earn and retain accreditation, professional preparation programs must demonstrate that they:
  • Align to NAEYC’s Professional Preparation Standards; 
  • Respond to the unique needs of their degree candidates and communities;
  • Provide intentional learning experiences for their degree candidates to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to be effective early childhood educators; and 
  • Continuously assess and reflect on their degree candidates’ performance.
For more information about UACCM’s Early Childhood Development program, contact the Admissions Office at (501) 977-2053, or visit our website at www.UACCM.edu.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Community Education Courses Available

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education will offer several new non-credit courses this fall. These are designed for self-improvement, continuing your education, learning a new hobby, or just having fun. There are no admission requirements for any course.

Sept. 18– Oct. 4: Analyze and Visualize Data with Excel (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.)
  • This is a basic Microsoft Excel course covering topics related to how to enter and calculate data in a table and create pivot tables/charts based off the data. Topics covered include: Excel Basics (Interface), Create & Modify Tables, Sort & Filter, Basic Functions (Sum, Min, Max, Count, and Average), Conditional Formatting, Pivot Tables, Charts, Pivot Charts, Using Slicers, Printing, and Copying/Pasting vs. Linking. Registration is $100.
Sept. 24: Royal Icing Cookie Decorating 101 (6-8 p.m.)
  • Come learn the basics of making those gorgeous Pinterest-inspired decorated cookies. Participants will learn the technique of making royal icing, "flooding," and adding finishing touches to eight cut-out sugar cookies that can be taken home at the end. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $25.
Oct. 9 – Nov. 13: Cake Decorating (Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • Learn how to save money and impress your family by learning how to decorate cakes and have a lot of fun in the process. This creative cake decorating class is for beginners who want to create cakes for any occasion. Participants will learn how to bake a cake, how to make icing, and many simple decorating techniques. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $50.
Oct. 11: Munchkin & Me Cupcake Decorating (6-8 p.m.)
  • Bring along your little baker sidekick and enjoy an evening decorating cupcakes together. Decorations and other tools will be provided. Participants must bring 12 regular-size cupcakes, un-iced, in any flavor. Children must be at least 4 years old to attend. Seats are limited to 15 pairs, so register today. Registration is $30.
Oct. 13: Introduction to Beekeeping (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • This course will give participants an introduction to the history, methods, and benefits of beekeeping. Upon completion, participants should be familiar with beekeeping equipment and components needed to cultivate a healthy colony. Registration is $20.
Oct. 13: Beginner-Intermediate Genealogy (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • This is a basic genealogy research course for beginners or anyone curious about the subject. Tools and information will also be provided to participants who have done their own research, but still need help getting to the next step. Registration is $15.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 13: Floral Design (Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • This course will take participants through the steps of building their very own seasonal creations. Participants will be able to choose what types of floral arrangements will be worked on throughout the sessions. Some supplies will be provided, but participants will need to bring wire cutters, scissors, a glue gun, wire ribbon, and flowers of their choice. Registration is $60.
Nov. 5: Christmas Inspired Royal Icing Cookie Decorating (6-8 p.m.)
  • Come learn the basics of making those gorgeous Pinterest-inspired decorated cookies, all dressed up in the holiday spirit. Participants will learn the technique of making royal icing, "flooding," and adding finishing touches to eight cut-out Christmas sugar cookies that can be taken home at the end. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $25.
Dec. 1: Glass Fusion – Unique Jewelry for Unique Artist (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Glass Fusing is the technique used to join pieces of glass together by partly melting them at a high temperature. The heating is commonly produced in an electric kiln. This class will explore various ways to mix glass of different colors and designs. Participants will learn how to identify quality pieces, mix colors, and cut glass safely. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $40.
Dec. 4. Ladies Night Out (6-8 p.m.)
  • Bring your girlfriends along for an evening filled with baked goods. Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make the perfect cake pop, the prettiest petit fours, and the most decadent homemade chocolates. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $30.
Registration for all courses can be completed by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information, contact Jessica Rohlman at (501) 977-2004, or at rohlman@uaccm.edu.

Monday, August 6, 2018

UACCM Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

306 students received 406 awards during the spring semester graduation ceremonies May 10-17 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The awards included 218 associate degrees, 64 certificates of general studies, 41 certificates of proficiency, and 83 technical certificates.

Friends and family members gathered in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium for five 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. Members of the UACCM Board of Visitors also attended the ceremonies, including Doug Brandon, Joe Canady, Paulette Smith, and Chris Magie.

UACCM Spring 2018 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)

Alexander
Heather Davis (ASE)

Atkins
Danielle Blackwell – (AGS); Business (AAS)
Charles Burleson (CGS)
Traci Halstead – General Education (AA)
Bradley Hillis – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Colby Johnston – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Seth Shaddon – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Sabra Stroud – (CGS); General Education (AA)

Bee Branch
Cody Bennett (CGS)
Jacob Blankenship – Welding (AAS)
Trey Hinchey – General Education (AA)
Christopher West – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)

Belleville
John Mejia – Business (AAS)

Bigelow
Tara Gosnell – General Education (AA)
Ann-Marie Ison (CGS)
Zachary Powers – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP)
Justin Testerman (CGS)
Laura Thomas – Business (AAS)
Aulbany Williams (CGS)

Casa
Heath Ault (CGS)
Ashley Rankin – Business (AAS)
Tabitha Sweeney – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Alex Thomas – Drafting (TC)

Clarksville
Walter Meek – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)

Clinton
Alexandra Cross – Early Childhood Development (AAS)
Kathryn Huggins – General Education (AA)
Alahna Martin – (AGS); Business (AAS)
Zachary McEntire – Computer Maintenance (CP); Computer Information Systems Technology (TC)
Casey McKinney – Practical Nursing (TC)
Nathan Spencer – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Lilly Stagg – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Madeline Stagg (CGS)
Brooklyn Wiley – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Christina Zavala – (AGS); General Education (AA)

Conway
Hannah Abels (CGS)
Debra Ainsworth – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC)
Aaron Ansel – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Caleb Ansel – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Marguerite Bain – General Education (AA)
Kristin Baker (CGS)
Matthew Barber – General Education (AA)
Sean Barnes – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Nikolas Berardi – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Katlyn Bernardini – (AGS); Drafting (AAS)
Matthew Blocker (CGS)
Matthew Bradley – (AGS); Drafting (AAS)
Mariana Bragato Pereira (CGS)
Hayden Browers – General Education (AA)
Catherine Brown – General Education (AA)
Lydia Bryan – General Education (AA)
Briana Budnick – General Education (AA)
Haley Burbridge – General Education (AA)
Samuel Burgener – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Sarai Camarillo – General Education (AA)
Timothy Church – Drafting (TC)
Benjamin Coney – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Gabriel Contreras – (AGS); General Education (AA)
Alexander Corder – Welding (TC, CP)
Grace Crocket (CGS)
Thomas Derych – Networking Technology (CP)
Stormy Farley (CGS)
Michael Fey – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Networking Technology (CP)
Samuel Fletcher (CGS)
Brandon Foiles – (AGS); Surveying (AAS)
Janet Furrow – Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Moriah Garrett (AGS)
Nicolas Garrett – (AGS); Automotive Service Technology (AAS, TC)
Giovanni Gianguilli (CGS)
Taylor Gray – General Education (AA); Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP)
Alyssa Harding – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Connor Harrell – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Nina Harris – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Regina Harvey (CGS)
Gabrielle Hathaway (CGS)
Christen Haynes (CGS)
Brandon Hecke – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Robin Hensely (AGS)
Breylen Horton – Practical Nursing (TC)
Christian Howell – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS); Networking Technology (CP)
Pablo Hurtado – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)
Lars Jeperson – (AGS); Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
Ashton Jolley (ASE)
Britney Jones – Early Childhood Development (TC)
Deeanna Jones (ASB)
Jeffery Kemper – General Education (AA)
Christopher Klippert – (ASB); General Education (AA)
Sawyer Lagasse – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Brooke Lambert (CGS)
Joseph Langer – Surveying (AAS)
Justin Lee (CGS)
Skylar Long (ASE)
Paola Lozano Ruiz – General Education (AA)
Erin Lucas (CGS)
Nathan Mahan – General Education (AA)
Evan Malik – Drafting (TC)
Allison May – General Education (AA)
Samantha McBride (CGS)
Trace McCabe – Networking Technology (CP)
Aaron McDaniel – (AGS); Drafting (AAS)
Alexis McDaniel – General Education (AA)
Faith McGhee – Early Childhood Development (AAS)
Zoey McGhee – General Education (AA)
Morgan McPeake – General Education (AA)
Zachary Mills (CGS)
Melodie Moore – General Education (AA)
Christine Nichols – General Education (AA)
Mia Passalaqua – (AGS); General Education (AA)
Valeria Pavon – (ASE, CGS)
Marissa Payne – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Mattie Pham – General Education (AA)
Thanh Pham (CGS)
Regina Price (CGS)
Jessica Rhoades (ASE)
Ericka Robinson (CGS)
Oscar Sanchez – Drafting (TC)
Maggie Schichtl (ASE)
Warren Schleiff – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Jessica Scott (CGS)
Sharonica Selvy – (AGS); General Education (AA)
Charli Short (ASE_
Nathaniel Smith – Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology (TC)
Travis Snowden – Welding (CP)
Francis Soto – General Education (AA)
Felicia Staples – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Desiree Story – General Education (AA)
Austin Turner – General Education (AA)
Stephen Ussery – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Juan Ventura Canas – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP)
Kaitlin White – General Education (AA)
Catlin Whitlow – General Education (AA)
Sharon Williams – Business (AAS)
Luke Wimberly – Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Derek Worm – Automotive Service Technology (TC)

Damascus
Sydney Bernhardt (CGS)
Breanna Huggins – (AGS); Surveying (AAS)
Trent Langrell (CGS)
Allan Liesche – Drafting (TC)

Danville
Ramey Fisher – General Education (AA)
Makayla Hernandez (CGS)
Lyric Richards – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Luis Solis-Guardado – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)

Dardanelle
Roberto Guevara – Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology (TC)
Garrett Henson – General Education (AA)
Andrea Level – Practical Nursing (TC)
Amanda Renard – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Cicely Tucker – Practical Nursing (TC)

Delaware
Rhonda Parks – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)

Dover
Eric Barkley – Welding (TC, CP)
Joshua Deal – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Ashley Jones – Drafting (TC)
Justin McElroy – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Cecilia Radford – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
David Shaddon – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)

Edgemont
Mason Treece – General Education (AA)

Enola
Jordan Stocks - Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)
Christina Varner – General Education (AA)

Fairfield Bay
Casey Allen – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)

Farmington
Coy Sigmon – Surveying (TC)

Greenbrier
Raigan Baker (CGS)
Alyssa Brown (CGS); General Education (AA)
Jamie Carr (AGS)
Loretta Carr – (ASE); General Education (AA)
William Carr – Drafting (AAS)
Joshua Cody – (AGS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (TC, CP, AAS)
Tonya Curtner – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Nels Danielson – (CGS); General Education (AA)
Brandi Evans (ASE)
Christa Fitzgerald – Liberal Arts (AS)
Carter Glass – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP)
Tristan Lehmann – Welding (CP)
Dwight Leidholm – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS); Networking Technology (CP)
Jennifer Roberts – Business (TC, AAS)
Emma Scribner – General Education (AA)
Austin Smith – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Spencer Strickland – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenacne (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Celeste Suitt (CGS)
Jacob Syverson – General Education (AA)
Reagan Weaver – (CGS); General Education (AA)

Guy
Russell Conger – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS); Networking Technology (CP)

Hattieville
Carlin Nicholson – General Education (AA)
Jonathan Strickland – General Education (AA)
Benjamin Tallada – (AGS); Drafting (AAS)
Atlanta Turnage – Practical Nursing (TC)

Havana
Randy Vang – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP)

Hector
Emily Mathis – Practical Nursing (TC)
Brooklyn Meeks – Business (TC)
Michael Morris – General Education (AA)

Hensley
Hunter Henderson – Surveying (TC)

Houston
Tristen Benton (AGS)
Amy Rathjen – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Aimee Russell (CGS)
Britton Walker (CGS)
Bethany Weaver (AGS); Business (AAS)

Jerusalem
Shawn Rackley- (AGS); Automotive Service Technology (AAS)

Lamar
Kurtus Leavell - Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)

London
Emily Brooks – General Education (AA)
Chloe Proctor – Business (AAS)
Andrew Wart – (AGS); Automotive Service Technology (AAS, TC)

Mayflower
Taylor Fugatt (CGS)
William Lute (CGS)
Tyler Roberts - Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (TC)

Morrilton
Tyler Atkinson (AGS)
Cody Beck – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)
Norma Beck – Practical Nursing (TC)
Lori Black – Practical Nursing (TC)
Alaysia Canady (CGS)
Dshaye Canady (CGS)
Meghan Carroll – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Venessa Criswell (CGS)
Brittany Evans – General Education (AA)
Jeffery Green – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Alyssa Grimes – (AGS); Business (AAS)
William Heidenreich (CGS)
Raegan Jones – General Education (AA)
Karina Kuettle (CGS)
Candice Lunsford – Business (AAS)
Charis McKay – Drafting (TC)
Alex McKey (CGS)
Dylan McKnight – (AGS); Drafting (AAS)
Rashawn Morris – (AGS); Business (AAS, TC)
Omar Onofre Mendez – General Education (AA)
Tommy Powell (CGS)
Hope Rankin (CGS)
Jordan Ryals (CGS)
Kristina Scroggins – General Education (AA)
Kaden Shipp – (AGS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)
Jason Simmons – Surveying (TC)
Jacqueline Strauch (CGS)
Sarah Swaffar – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Madilyn White – Business (AAS)
Londyn Weidower – General Education (AA)
Kayla Wright – General Education (AA)

North Little Rock
Ian Dodds – (AGS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)

Ola
Marvin Escobar-Peraza – General Education (AA)

Oppelo
Kimberly Rappold – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC)

Pelsor
Michael Parks – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)

Perry
Justin Bates – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
James Palmer – Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology (TC)
Casey Whitener – Computer Maintenance (CP)

Perryville
Joshua Bolton – General Education (AA)
Nathaniel Brand (ASB)
Jessica Bryant – General Education (AA)
Katie Ford – (AGS); Business (AAS)
Bryce Glenn – Practical Nursing (TC)
Patricia Hutchins – General Education (AA)
Aaron Jones – General Education (AA)
Allison Jones (ASE)
Reanna Murphy – General Education (AA)
Cameron Quintero – Practical Nursing (TC)

Plainview
Brittany Keys – General Education (AA)

Plumerville
Lindsey Bean – General Education (AA)
Lydia Howell – General Education (AA)
Kevin McMorrough – General Education (AA)
Tiffany Watts – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)

Pottsville
Alejandro Quintanilla – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP)
William Riggs – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC, AAS); Computer Maintenance (CP); Networking Technology (CP)
Jennifer Robinson (AGS)
Nathalie Wetzel – Business (AAS)

Prim
Payden Stewart – General Education (AA)

Roland
James Kitchens – Surveying (TC)

Russellville
Cristian Andrade – General Education (AA)
Sabino Bahena – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Gary Black – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP)
Kaitlyn Bradford (AGS)
Linnea Brannon – General Education (AA)
Aaron Bullock – Computer Information Systems Technology (TC); Computer Maintenance (CP)
Thomas Crow – (AGS); Business (AAS)
Bryan Gonzalez – Automotive Service Technology (TC)
Annell Gott – Welding (TC)
Kevin Gutierrez – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS, TC)
Katelynn Hamilton (CGS)
Jazmin Heathcoat – General Education (AA)
Renee Heathcoat – Practical Nursing (TC)
Carina Jimenez (CGS)
Logan Killer – Drafting (AAS)
Leslie Lawhorn – General Education (AA)
Karen Loudermilk-Sinclair – Emergency Medical Technician (CP)
Taylor Manson – practical Nursing (TC)
Jonathan Meyers (AGS)
Tasheena Roper – Early Childhood Development (CP)
Arturo Saucedo – Welding (TC)
Crystal Siler – Business (AAS)
Molly Stuckey (CGS)
Alfred Thomas – (AGS); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (AAS)
Dawn Timmons – Practical Nursing (TC)
Ryan Timmons – (AGS); Practical Nursing (TC)
Regina Tramel (AGS)
Kelsea Wiese (CGS)
Christina Zinnell – Business (AAS)

Scotland
Bailey Holt – General Education (AA)

Shirley
Shayla Gray – Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Solgohachia
Nicholas Burgener – Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS, TC); Networking Technology (CP)

Springfield
Brandon Garner – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)
Beth Rodelo (CGS)
Tammy Spires-Westcott – Computer Maintenance (CP)
Dylan Watters – (CGS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (AAS)

Tilly
Jonathan Rodriguez – Computer Maintenance (CP)

Vilonia
Payton Buckner – General Education (AA)
Laura Denton (CGS)
Megan Franks – General Education (AA)
Meagan Mathis – (CGS); (AGS); General Education (AA)
Chad McCoy – General Education (AA)
Ian Stephens (ASB)
Roger Wilbanks – (AGS); Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance (AAS)
Emily Williford – General Education (AA)

New ACT Prep Courses Added for Fall Semester

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education has released dates for new ACT Test Prep courses this fall semester. Half-day options have been added this year, allowing participants to only sign up for sessions related to Reading/English or Math/Science. Full day options are still available.

This one-day workshop will help participants learn to avoid common mistakes on ACT and other placement tests. Participants will gain valuable skills to improve their scores and increase scholarship potential. Even a one-point increase can mean the difference between a partial and a full scholarship.

Dates are:

Saturday, August 18 (1 Non-Credit Class)
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Full Course | $50

Saturday, October 13 (1 Non-Credit Class)
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Full Course | $50
8:00 a.m. -1 1:00 a.m. — Reading/English Only | $25
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Math & Science Only | $25

Saturday, December 1 (1 Non-Credit Class)
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Full Course | $50
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Reading/English Only | $25
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Math & Science Only | $25

Registration for all courses can be completed by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information, contact Jessica Rohlman at (501) 977-2004, or at rohlman@uaccm.edu.

Monday, July 16, 2018

$15,000 Donated to UACCM Project by Mobley Contractors

Ronnie Mobley, founder of Mobley Contractors, Inc. in Morrilton, has donated $15,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s clock tower project.

(L-R) UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Co-Owner and Vice President of Mobley Contractors, Inc. Ken French, and UACCM Director of Marketing and Public Relations Mary Clark

Ronnie Mobley
Designed by UACCM alumni Julianne Razo and Jason Scruggs, the UACCM Commemorative Clock Tower will serve as a recognizable structure to help build a well-known identity for the school. The clock tower will boldly display UACCM’s rich history as previous names of the institution are etched along its steps. An engraved brick plaza surrounding the structure will allow students, alumni, and area citizens to leave a permanent mark at UACCM. The finished project will be situated on the west side of campus between the University Center and the new Workforce Training Center.

For more information about the Commemorative Clock Tower and all other UACCM Foundation projects, contact UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085, or at cadle@uaccm.edu.

Monday, July 9, 2018

GED Night Classes Return to UACCM Adult Ed In Conway

As part of the new program year starting this month, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Adult Education Center in Conway will once again offer night classes for GED students beginning Tuesday, July 10. Night classes will meet from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Interested students are encouraged to schedule an appointment any time during office hours. 

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. 

As a reminder for GED students, the GED Exam is only $16, which covers all four tests, and scholarship vouchers are now available to those who qualify. Students may also be eligible for vouchers to cover all costs for the GED Practice Tests. 

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. 

For more information about UACCM Adult Education services in Conway, contact Michelle Horton at (501) 450-4810, or at horton@uaccm.edu

Center Locations & Summer Hours of Operation: 

MORRILTON (Conway County) 
600 North Saint Joseph St., Morrilton, AR. 72110
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

CONWAY (Faulkner County)
125 Center St., Conway, AR. 72034
Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

CLINTON (Van Buren County)
100 Success Drive, Clinton, AR. 72031
Monday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.         
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

PERRYVILLE (Perry County)
Max Milam Library (609 Aplin St., Perryville, AR. 72126)
Monday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Pauline Cathcart Memorial Scholarship Now Available

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is now offering the Pauline Cathcart endowed scholarship in memory of the late educator and World War II veteran. This is a $500 scholarship awarded each semester with priority given to students from Pope County and members of Connect Church in Russellville. 

Pauline Cathcart
Cathcart was born in Russellville on January 2, 1922. Over the next 95 years, she would go on to attend a beautician school, join the Women’s Army Corps, serve in Australia and the Philippines, graduate from Henderson State Teachers College and devote herself to education for 30 years before retiring in 1981. She understood the value of post-secondary education, and encouraged students to attend a two- or four-year college after high school. 

Applicants for this scholarship must have at least a 2.0 GPA from high school or previously attended college, as well as a letter of reference from a current or past employer, teacher, administrator, or non-relative. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees. 

(L-R) Connect Church Lead Pastor Blaine Rogers, Senior Vice President of First Security Bank in Russellville Justin Price, UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, and UACCM Director of Marketing & Public Relations Mary Clark.

For more information on this award or how to establish an endowed scholarship through the UACCM Foundation, contact Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085, or at cadle@uaccm.edu. Students may apply for this scholarship and others by contacting Karrie Morrow in the UACCM Financial Aid office at (501) 354-7574. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UACCM Announces Spring 2018 Honors Students

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce the Chancellor’s Scholars and Academic Honors lists of students for the spring 2018 semester. The Chancellor’s Scholars List recognizes full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. Students named as Chancellor’s Scholars follow (in alphabetical order by city):

Atkins – Jeff Bourns, Joely Ennis, William Gipson, Jr. 

Belleville – Sidney Ball

Bigelow – Cici Argueta, Gracie Stane 

Casa – Jonathan Powell

Clinton – Caitlin Hill, Randy Hooten

Colleyville – Alyssa Kim 

Conway – Jordan Amerson, Sydney Black, Madeline Brodsky, Sarai Camarillo, Jefferson Caraig, Brandon Foiles, Sarah Fulmer, Tong Ha, Katherine Hinman, Laurelise Hubbard, Britney Jones, Deeanna Jones, Jacob Keck, Jeffrey Kemper, Sawyer Lagasse, Paola Lozano Ruiz, Perla Martinez, Allison May, Melodie Moore, Sarah Owen, Marissa Payne, Mattie Pham, Maggie Schichtl, Catherine Siebenmorgen, Virginia Siebenmorgen, Nathaniel Smith, Desiree Story, Catlin Whitlow, Derek Worm

Dover – Kimberly Dodson, Mackenzie Hendrix 

Fairfield Bay – Casey Allen, Stacy Spurlin

Greenbrier – Sara Crawford, Justin Hall, Lindsey Rowe, Spencer Strickland

Guy – Russell Conger

Hattieville – LaDeedra Jackson

Hector – Michael Morris

Hot Springs Village – Anthony Silva

Houston – Amy Rathjen, Aimee Russell 

Mayflower – Taylor Fugatt, Allie Haught, Tyler Roberts

Morrilton – Scott Hoover, Kayla Koontz, Charis McKay, Katheryn Mooney, Jeannette Price, Hope Rankin, Jason Simmons, Londyn Weidower 

Oppelo – Robert Berry

Perry – James Palmer

Perryville – Brittney Geels, Reanna Murphy 

Plumerville – Lydia Howell, Brittanie Petry 

Pottsville – William Riggs

Roland – James Kitchens, Courtney Shewmake 

Russellville – Aaron Bullock, Thomas Crow, Logan Killer, Leslie Lawhorn, James Masters, Tammy Spires-Westcott

Vilonia – Payton Buckner, Megan Franks, Devin King, Bailey Knight, Chase Knight, Carolyn Phousongphouang 



The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 3.50 to 3.99 grade point average. Students named as Academic Honors recipients follow (in alphabetical order by city):

Atkins – Danielle Blackwell, Charles Burleson

Bigelow – Laura Thomas

Casa – Alex Thomas

Center Ridge – Amber Davenport

Clinton – MaKenzie Mosley, Madeline Stagg, Rebecca Whitbey

Conway – Caleb Ansel, Youssouph Badji, Blake Barrett, Mariana Bragato Pereira, Kaliyah Brooks, Hayden Browers, Joshua Burnside, Timothy Church, Jordan Cliburn, Amy Davis, Hanna Frazier, Kim Funkhouser, Noah Halsted, William Hambuchen, Reagan Hamilton, Alexis Harvey, Gabrielle Hathaway, Ashton Jolley, Jesse King, Joseph Langer, Morgan McPeake, Mariah Moffett, Christine Nichols, Valeria Pavon, Hayden Pearce, Danielle Petty, Charli Short, Gabriela Zambrano 

Damascus – Allen Liesche

Danville – Felicia Holcomb

Dardanelle – Jorge Gutierrez, Emma McGuire, Cicely Tucker

Dover – Michael Holmes, Samantha Meadows, David Shaddon

Edgemont – Mason Treece

Enola – Jordan Stocks

Fairfield Bay – Maizey Harper

Greenbrier – Summer Burroughs, Madison Cardin, Loretta Carr, Jessica Kemper, Stephanie Lover, Andrew Massey, Daisha Tscharner-Osmon 

Hattieville – Amy McNabb, Atlanta Turnage 

Havana – Randy Vang

Hector – Brooklyn Meeks

Hensley – Hunter Henderson

Houston – Maggie Frey 

Lamar – Kurtus Leavell

Little Rock – Megan Schaefers

London – Carrie Childers

Mayflower – Benjamin Cathcart

Morrilton – Cody Beck, Acka Bossombian, Tara Byler, Stephen Cooper, Corey Ferrell, Jaime Howell, Charity Ingram, Kirsten Ivy, Ted Johnston, Mikayla Lemley, Candice Lunsford, Kristina Scroggins, Sterling Senkulics, Kaden Shipp, Jacqueline Strauch, Alissa White 

Oppelo – Kimberly Rappold

Perry – Casey Whitener

Perryville – Ashlee Baker, Colby Campbell, Allison Jones, Tiffany Watts

Pottsville – Tiffany Ware

Russellville – Gary Black, Kaitlyn Bradford, Bethany Brown, Gabriela Carbajal, Oscar Lara, Miguel Lozano, Katie Millard, Tasheena Roper, Crystal Siler, Alfred Thomas, Candie Vongphakdy, Alex Young

Solgohachia – Montgomery Duryea, Nichole Little

Vilonia – Chad McCoy, Thomas McFarlan, Ian Stephens, Emily Williford

Wooster – Payton Goodman