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Thursday, September 22, 2016

UACCM to Assist Students After ITT Technical Institute Closings

In light of the recent closing of all ITT Technical Institute campuses across the country, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is encouraging displaced students to inquire about continuing their education with UACCM. Former students can submit any prior learning credits to the Office of Admissions, which may also give information on comparable career programs, nontraditional scholarships, and federal and state grants.  

UACCM offers many associate degrees and certificate programs similar to those offered at ITT Technical Institutes. These include air conditioning, heating and refrigeration; automotive collision repair; automotive service; business; computer information systems; drafting; early childhood development; emergency medical technician; industrial mechanics and maintenance; nursing; surveying; and welding. The Office of Workforce and Community Education also offers several noncredit, technical training courses available to the public at lower costs.

Former ITT Technical Institute students may contact Director of Admissions Rachel Mullins for more information at (501) 977-2053, (501) 977-2174 or at mullins@uaccm.edu.

UACCM Pageant Set for November 5

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton SkillsUSA chapter will host the tenth annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 5. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

The pageant is open to current UACCM students, as well as girls between the ages of birth and 17 years old, who may compete in seven additional categories. Those competing for the title of Miss UACCM will be judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation and interview skills. The winner of the Miss UACCM title will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college, and the first runner-up in that category will receive a $500 scholarship.

The pageant will run throughout the day, beginning with a welcome ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by the Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Petite Miss and Little Miss competitions. At 1 p.m., the Princess Miss, Pre-Teen Miss and Teen Miss competitions will take place ending with the competition and crowning of Miss UACCM. The pageant is open to the public and admission is $3. Children under four years of age get in free.

The preregistration deadline is Monday, Oct. 24, and the final deadline to register is by 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Applications and pageant rules are available for pickup in the UACCM Business Technology Center, Room 200, or online at www.uaccm.edu/current_student/pageant.htm.

For more information, contact Linda Zambrano at (501) 977-2061 or at zambrano@uaccm.edu.

Monday, September 19, 2016

UACCM Invites Public to Attend 2017 Student Trip to Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu

Instructors will hold three brief meetings later this month to answer questions about UACCM’s 11-day trip to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu, Peru. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the first meeting at 12:10 p.m. in the Kirk Building, KB 121 on Sept. 22, or at 6 p.m. in the Library Complex, LC 203. The final meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 in KB 121.

Machu Picchu, Peru 
“We have travelled with students and community members to 12 countries on three continents over the last six years,” Karen Caig, a UACCM English instructor, said. “Not only have our group members of all ages gained important life skill; they also have fun as they learn.”

Pricing for the trip — which lasts from May 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017 — covers round-trip airfare, eight overnight stays in hotels, daily meals, internal flights, and selected attractions as per itinerary such as snorkeling in the islands and the train ride up to Machu Picchu. Because the Ecuadorian and Peruvian governments will soon place limits on the number of visitors to these sites in order to protect them, Caig said that now is the time to visit. 

“International travel experience has also become increasingly important since employers look for a global perspective in their new hires,” Caig said. “Studies show that people who experience foreign cultures are able to think more creatively and flourish in a diverse workplace.”

Current UACCM students who wish to earn a three-hour general education elective credit can register for the accompanying Global Studies course. For more information about the trip or pricing, contact Karen Caig at (501) 977-2075 or at caigk@uaccm.edu. A full itinerary and pricing guide can also be found at www.explorica.com/Caig-3830.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

UACCM Announces Honors Recipients

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce the Chancellor’s List and Academic Honors List of students for the spring 2016 semester.  The Chancellor’s List is made up of 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 – Sidney Cothren, Marisa Rodgers
Boles – Ross Goodner
Center Ridge – Trudy Rappold
Conway – Ashley Beck, Lancelot Belgrave, Jasmin Burton, Jefferson Caraig, Jana Davenport, Jesse Davenport, Keri Diemer, Kayla Earnest, Thomas Gault, Joshua Guidry, John Harwood, Christian Hopkins, Anthony Jackson, Jessalyn Jackson, Chad Jones, Kelsey Kordsmeier, Jennifer McCauley, Morgan McPeake, Rachel McQuade, Ethan Moore, Rebecca Moore, Ancel Nabholz, Kathryn Opris, Lauren Pharr, Layne Pittman, Natalie Prall, Christian Salazar, Melvin Siebenmorgen, Austin Tate
Dardanelle – Diana Bonilla Rivera
Dover – Ashley Bailey, Lakynn Noblett
Greenbrier – Stephen Dixon, Marc Roberts, Samantha Stephens, Charli Strong
Heber Springs –Nathan Xiques
Lamar – Joshua Deal
Mayflower – David Christopher
Morrilton – Ashley Caldwell, Henry Hammer, Melissa Owens, Miranda Ponder, Matthew Post, Stephany Smith, Robert Williamson
North Little Rock – Wilda Thomas
Oppelo – Brandi Edmunds, Lyndsey Jones
Paris – Shawna Clayton
Perry – Heather Arnold
Perryville – Steven Jones
Plainview – Evan Peck
Romance – Tammie Tullos
Russellville – Jeremiah Downum, Pamalla Duvall, Maria Linares, Teresa Mefford
Springfield – Gabriel Rodelo

The Academic Honors list is made up of 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 students follow (in alphabetical order by city):
Atkins – Danielle Blackwell, Michael Carr, Megan Ewton, Rachel Johnston
Belleville – McKenzie Baxter
Bigelow – Cassity Gipson, Tara Gosnell, Emily Herman, Brooke Lathem
Cabot – Sara Perdue
Casa – Alexander Tanner
Cleveland – Sarah Hensley
Clinton – Jacob Bane, Daniel Bauswell, Pamela Caltrider, Aaron Freeman, Alicia Ingram, Jacob Lawrence, Jason Sandefur
Conway – Zachariah Ansel, Shaun Ashford, Laura Barnhart, Kimberly Braden, Carson Bramlett, Savannah Butler, Kerry Causey, Danielle Chaffin, Raleigh Hartley, Regina Harvey, Amanda Hickman, Caleb Jones, Demetrious Jordan, Rebecca Kaeppel, Cassie Kline, Faith McGhee, Christine Nichols, River Oaks, Patrick Paladino, Haley Pontius, Ben Ratliff, Madelyn Roper, Darrell Simpson, Alyssa Slusser, Alana Sterling, Brittany Thomas, Jennifer Trimble, Diana Vintila, Alyssa Watson, Marcus Williams
Danville – Jonathan Wear
Dardanelle – Courtney Roe
Greenbrier – Cody Barley, Dylan Britto, Kelly Dickens, Melissa Grice, Emma Hance, Colby Johnston, Zane Lemanski, Dylan Linn, Courtney Madden, Kevin Passmore, Quincey Powell, Steven Purifoy, Gracie Staggs, Patrick Staggs, Chelsea Thompson, Tiffany Timbrook, Ashley Zinn
Hattieville – Lindsay Bingham, Gary Fryer
Hector – Jarrett Roberts
Houston – Alyssa Barnett, Haley Thoman, Lynzie Thoman
Leslie – Ian Dodds
Little Rock – Roland Kamgno
Macon – Michael Birdsong
Marshall – Dylan Busbee, Justin Elliott
Mayflower – Ashley Raney
Menifee – Allie Baker,
Morrilton – Joshua Gayler, Alyssa Robinett, Tiffani Scroggins, Jeffrey Ward
Ola – Brittney Baskin
Paron – Bailey Vines
Perry – Evan Griggs
Perryville – Laney Bench, Thomas Browne, Courtney Tippin, Mary Volz, Elizabeth Watkins, Emily West
Plumerville – Allyson Bridges, Consuella Harris,
Rose Bud – Madelyn Murphree
Russellville – Chasity Beasley, Jerry Boriboun, Wyatt Chernivec, Jocelyn Coats, Anna-Leza Davis, Anthony Fane, Taylor Hale, Hali Harper, Ashley Harris, Kevin Hoggard, Justin Keith, Ronnie Lee, Cynthia Mathews, Jasmine Miller, Tyler Weaver
Shirley – Cameron Angerman
Solgohachia – Traci Johnson
Springfield – Kelley Baker, Brandon Garner, Joshua Rittman

Vilonia – Alysa Hollingsworth, Stephanie Roberts, Austin Thomas

$49,600 Gift Granted to Building Project by Halter's Body Shop, Stover Living Trust

David Halter of Halter’s Body Shop in Conway, along with Danny and Delene Stover of Plumerville, have jointly committed a $49,600 gift to name a classroom in the upcoming Workforce Training Center at UACCM.

The gift was made through The Stover Living Trust in memory of Charles Stover — the late son of Danny and Delene, as well as a long-time employee at Halter’s Body Shop and a UACCM alumnus.

“Charles Stover was one of the most dedicated, hard-working employees we’ve had at Halter’s Body Shop,” Halter said. “We were fortunate to have had him as a part of our team for nearly 19 years. Giving to this building project in his memory is just one way we can honor his dedication and love for the automotive repair industry. He left huge shoes to fill, and we feel his absence every day.”

Top Row L-R: Doug Cahill, Tammy Stover, Morgan Zimmerman
Middle Row L-R: Mary Kate Stover, Sydney Stover, Clay Stover
Front Row L-R: David Halter, Delene Stover, Lilian Stover, Dr. Larry Davis, Danny Stover
Ground work on the estimated 53,000-SF Workforce Training Center is expected to begin in October and should be completed, if the weather allows, as soon as the end of December. The new facility will house many of the college’s existing technical programs, including automotive service technology; welding; industrial mechanics and maintenance technology; and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology. An open space for workforce training will also be included in the facility for use in recruiting new industries to the area, as well as assisting current industries with workforce development needs.

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 at zimmerman@uaccm.edu. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

UACCM Announces Conway County Christian Clinic Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is pleased to announce the establishment of the Conway County Christian Clinic Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund.  This scholarship was made possible with a generous donation of $47,000 from the Conway County Christian Clinic Board.

The Clinic board established the scholarship fund with a portion of the funds that remained after the 501(c)3 was dissolved in 2015.  The intention of the board was to continue to serve the mission of the organization.  Board Secretary Donna Miller said, “The heartbeat of the Board is to continue medical help.  We felt this contribution would best help serve medical needs in Conway and Perry counties”.

 (left to right): UACCM Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn, UACCM Nursing students, CCCC Board Member John Gibson, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, CCCC Board Members Jerry Bolin, Donna Miller, Ben Queen, Karen Cree, Les Cupp, UACCM Nursing students, UACCM Nursing Student, Division Chair of Health Professions and Natural Sciences Debbie Rodgers, Nursing student.

UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis added, “I have a special place in my heart for these nursing students as my daughter is a nurse.  I have a first-hand perspective on how this scholarship will help them achieve their dreams.  We are very appreciative of this gift from the Conway County Christian Clinic Board.”

The first award of this scholarship will be for the spring 2017 semester and is renewable for the spring and summer semester for students on the Nursing track at UACCM.  It is open to students residing in UACCM’s six-county service area of Conway, Perry, Van Buren, Pope, Yell, and Faulkner counties.  Applications can be made through the UACCM Financial Aid office or online at www.uaccm.edu.

Gifts to the Conway County Christian Clinic Scholarship Fund can be made by contacting Morgan Zimmerman in the UACCM Development Office at 501-977-2085 or online at www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM.