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Thursday, June 15, 2017

UACCM Announces Spring 2017 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 2017 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 - Jeff Bourns, Marisa Rodgers

Bee Branch - Ashley Whaley

Cleveland - Sarah Hensley 

Clinton - Aaron Freeman, Kathryn Huggins

Conway - Ashley Beck, Jefferson Caraig, Jacob Christiansen, Stephany Crabtrey, Holly Cummings, Jana Davenport, Keri Diemer, Brandon Foiles, Brooke Goodwin, Laura Heifner, Amanda Hickman, Katherine Hinman, Christian Hopkins, Cassandra Hulbert, Anthony Jackson, Jessalyn Jackson, Jeffrey Kemper, Sawyer Lagasse, Faith McGhee, Rachel McQuade, Melodie Moore, Lauren Nadeau, Patrick Paladino, Valeria Pavon, Mattie Pham, Layne Pittman, Christopher Powell, Christian Salazar, Maggie Schichtl, Catherine Siebenmorgen, Virginia Siebenmorgen, Thomas Townsend, Mica Walter, Scott Warrior

Danville - Kyla Reynolds

Dover - Cody Hull 

Fairfield Bay - Casey Allen 

Greenbrier - Sara Crawford, Melanie Harrington, Amanda Ludwig, Jennifer Roberts, Marc Roberts Jr. Lindsey Rowe, Spencer Strickland

Hattieville - Jonathan Strickland

Hector - Brooklyn Meeks

Houston - Amy Rathjen

Mayflower - Ashley Raney

Morrilton - Tara Byler

Oppelo - Lyndsey Jones

Perryville - Laney Bench, Courtney Tippin, Mary Volz

Plumerville - Tiffany Watts 

Pottsville - Nathalie Wetzel 

Quitman - Courtney Holloway

Roland - James Kitchens

Romance - Tammie Tullos 

Russellville - Daniel Childers, Melissa Grice, Hali Harper, Kevin Hoggard, Logan Killer, Leslie Lawhorn, Maria Linares, Misty Pagel, Juana Sweeney, Alfred Thomas, Alex Young

Vilonia - Payton Buckner, Hal Castle 

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 recipients follow (in alphabetical order by city): 

Atkins - Danielle Blackwell, Dallas Cearley, James Coffman, Makayla Wyllia, Kristen Gipson

Bee Branch - Kathy West

Belleville - McKenzie Baxter

Bigelow - Samuel Clark, Zachary Powers

Casa - Dustin Stell

Center Ridge - Abigail Teas

Cleveland - Lyndsey Stacy 

Coal Hill - Ashley Trent

Conway - William Adolph, Jordan Amerson, Brandon Anthes, Jasmin Burton, Sarai Camarillo, Brendon Cole, Ivan Cortes, Austin Cummings, Laura Deramus, Nicholas Durocher, Sara Ferebee, Kaleb Ferren, William Fields, Brooke Finch, Selena Garcia, Lexus Hadden, Regina Harvey, Christian Howell, Sarah Hurley, Britney Jones, Deeanna Jones, Karlea King, Cassie Kline, Jennifer Laird, Dalton Lewis, Ruis Paola Lozano, Lacey Martin, Jamie Mazen, Christine Nichols, Jesus Orellana, Ashton Outlaw, Madison Powers, Kathryn Seals, Anthony Sherrod, Darrell Simpson, Nate Turner, Shayn'a White, Catlin Whitlow, Michael Wilson, Madison Withrow 

Damascus - Kyla Duvall, Lacie Holland, Peggy Mann

Danville - Brody Bland, Lyric Richards 

Dover - William Rix

Greenbrier - Loretta Carr, Gail Eller, Jenna Goodrich, Janna Smothermon, Gracie Staggs, Cassandra Thronton

Guy - Russell Conger

Hattieville - Lindsay Bingham

Hector - Emily Mathis, Michael Morris 

Lamar - Kurtus Leavell

Little Rock - Alyssa Alexander

Menifee - Allie Baker

Morrilton - Ruelf Alarcon, Meghan Carroll, Austin Chapa, Brittany Evans, MaShela Flakes, Jeannette Price, Alyssa Robinett, Kristina Scroggins, Shane Taylor, Mistie Virden 

Mount Vernon - Morgan Hahn

Ola - Whitney Minnie

Pelsor - Michael Parks 

Perryville - Nathaniel Brand, Patricia Hutchins, Aaron Jones, Steven Jones, Reanna Murphy, Elizabeth Watkins 

Plainview - Evan Peck

Plumerville - Lydia Howell, Derick Wilbanks

Pottsville - Devin Bennett, William Riggs, Krista Standridge

Russellville - Suzanne Causin, Thomas Crow, Andrea Level, Taylor Manson, James Masters, Chandra Raines, Mason Taylor, Mekosha Young 

Shirley - Courtney Perry 

Solgohachia - Derek Johnson, Brett McElroy 

Springfield - Nakoa Lent, Dylan Watters

Vilonia - Megan Franks, Chad McCoy, Carolyn Phousongphouang, Grace Worthington

Ward - Rebecca Moore 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Century League Completes Endowment, Funds Annual Scholarships

In addition to a $2,000 gift, the Century League of Morrilton has given the final installment of a $25,000 endowed scholarship fund created through the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation. Scholarships from this fund will be given out beginning in fall 2018. The organization also completed a $1,000 pledge to the GIVE MEANING campaign this year. 

L-R: UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman, and Director of Student Activities Courtney Stell

The Century League Scholarship is a $500 tuition waiver awarded annually to a full-time UACCM student from Conway County. Scholarships from this endowed fund will be given out beginning in fall 2018. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the topic, “Why is community service important?,” to the UACCM Financial Aid Office to be eligible for this award. Award recipients are selected by the UACCM Scholarship Committee.

As a nonprofit organization established in 1982, the Century League’s mission is to promote community development and improvement to be ready to act upon matters concerning local, state, and national welfare; to help in assessing the needs of the community and gathering people and resources to meet these needs; and to aid in the fellowship among residents of Conway County.

For more information about this award or the UACCM Foundation’s private scholarship program, contact Morgan Zimmerman at (501) 977-2085, or at zimmerman@uaccm.edu.

Monday, June 5, 2017

'Be Pro Be Proud' to Showcase Workforce Jobs at UACCM

Be Pro Be Proud, an Arkansas-based workforce initiative designed to shrink the widening skills gap in the state, will have a display open to the public from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 in front of the Student Union building on campus. 

The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop encourages student participation in construction, trucking, manufacturing and other specific career opportunities. The Mobile Workshop includes interactive work stations that engage students in several skilled professional careers through gaming, rich video, and more. In 2016, 9,019 people visited the Mobile Workshop at 80 tour stops in 32 cities.

Be Pro Be Proud’s mission is to increase the number of skilled professionals in the state of Arkansas in a way that instills pride and passion in those professions and allows the initiative to track its progress. More information can be found online at www.beprobeproud.org.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

UACCM Foundation Announces "Links for Learning" Results

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation’s 12th annual “Links for Learning” golf tournament raised $15,000 to help fund the college’s facility upgrades, new classroom equipment, professional development and scholarships. Thirty-four teams participated in the fundraiser held on May 23 at the Morrilton Country Club.

UACCM Foundation’s “Links for Learning” Championship Flight winners. 
(L-R) Brandon Zinser, Luke Beck, Stuie Palmer

Results from the tournament are as follows:

Championship Flight
1st place: ESS Transportation – Brandon Zinser, Stuie Palmer, Luke Beck
2nd place: Conway County Fam Bureau – Johnny Hoyt, Nelson Ennis, Tom Holtz
3rd place: Petit Jean Meats – Jon Chadek, Adam Chadek, Martin Irwin

First Flight
1st place – Green Bay Packaging Arkansas Kraft – Tony Kirby, Rebecca Kirby, Wilma Horton
2nd place – Petit Jean State Bank – Michelle Warren, Vickie Cupp, Brian Bunch
3rd place – Nabholz – Joel Blansett, Daniel Moix, Stuart Schichtl

Second Flight
1st place – Wayne Farms – Kevin Aday, Tony Rankin, Travis Frick
2nd place – CHI St. Vincent – Brian Morgan, Tony Harrington, Dan Barden
3rd place – Edward Jones Investments – Doug Cahill, Adam Eichler, Jimmy Hackleton

Three side contests were sponsored by local residents and businesses, including the Longest Drive contest won by Joel Blansett. Mike Wofford won the Longest Putt contest, and Perry Evans won the Closest to the Pin contest. The Golf Ball Drop was won by Charles Penick, who collected $865. Kristi Strain won $50 after her ball landed farthest from the hole after the drop.

The success of the tournament was made possible by the generosity of the businesses, individuals, vendors and volunteers who contributed to the event. A full list of sponsors can be found at www.uaccm.edu. For more information about the UACCM Foundation, including fundraising events the GIVE MEANING campaign updates, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM.