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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

UACCM Recognizes Black History Month with Events

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, in celebration of Black History Month, presents two free events that are open to both students and the community.  The following events are brought to you by the UACCM Diversity & Inclusion Committee and in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council.
Dunbar Traveling Exhibit, on loan from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, will be on UACCM’s campus February 1 – 12 and is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Student Union of the Kirk Building.  Known as the finest high school for negro boys and girls, Dunbar High School was built in Little Rock in 1929.  The Dunbar Traveling Exhibit was created to honor Dunbar High School’s legacy as a symbol of opportunity, achievement, and pride in the African-American community.

Foreign Tongues Poetry Troupe will be performing poetry on February 18 at 6:00 pm in the FinE Arts Auditorium.  Linked together by the common thread of love for poetry, this group has over 50 years of combined spoken word/poetry slam experience.  Foreign Tongues Poetry Troup share their gifts in order to inspire, entertain, unlock your imagination, and bring cultural awareness.


For questions about these events please contact Mary Newsome at 501.977.2044 or visit www.uaccm.edu.

UACCM Invites Arkansas to Join Students on International Trips

Instructors will hold two brief meetings to answer questions about UACCM’s trip this May to Scotland and Ireland and next May to the Galapagos Islands. Anyone interested can attend Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. or on Friday, February 5th at 11:15 a.m., in the Library Complex, room LC 201.

The Scotland/Ireland trip runs from May 24, 2016 to June 2, 2016 with optional stay-ahead or stay-behind arrangements. The price includes airfare, hotels, all breakfasts and dinners, as well as entry to the historical sites and activities, such as the guided ghost tour of Edinburgh. The Galapagos Islands trip runs from May 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017 and also offers the stay-ahead or stay-behind options. The price includes airfare to Quito, Ecuador, and to the Galapagos Islands, hotels, boats between the islands, three meals each day, and entry to the historical sites and activities, such as snorkeling in the islands.

English Instructor Karen Caig says, “International travel experience has become increasingly important since employers look for a global perspective in their new hires. Also, studies show that people who experience foreign cultures are able to think more creatively and flourish in a diverse workplace. We have travelled with students and community members to twelve countries on three continents over the last six years. Not only have our group members of all ages gained important life skills; they also have a blast as they learn.” Students who wish to earn a three-hour general education elective credit can sign up for the accompanying Global Studies course.

Friday, January 29, 2016

UACCM to Host Job Fair on February 13, 2016

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will be hosting a FREE job fair on February 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with free lunch included.  Information sessions will be offered on the hour, from 9:00 a.m. – noon, for those interested in getting more information about both short-term training programs and the college’s credit programs.  While the Fair is designed for those who are currently unemployed, all are invited to attend.
Businesses from the following counties have been invited to be available to fair participants:  Conway, Perry, Van Buren, Pope, Yell, and Faulkner Counties. The full list of businesses can be found at www.uaccm.edu/jobfair.  This website will also have event information, and it will be updated continuously as new businesses commit to participating.
In addition to connecting workers to potential employers, UACCM will be announcing new short-term workforce training programs that will be offered free of charge to dislocated workers and those who are long-term unemployed, made possible by an Arkansas Sector Partnership Grant.  UACCM is currently working with employers to identify their immediate hiring needs and will quickly create training that enables participants to meet those needs and assist them in obtaining employment, making a living wage, upon completion.
Diana Arn, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services, said, “The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has for years made it a priority to do whatever possible to help the unemployed and with the recent announcements from major employers in our service area it is incumbent upon us to be leaders in the community moving forward to help the unemployed find work.  We want any person in need of a job to benefit from this Job Fair, regardless of their desire to participate in UACCM’s curriculum.”
As part of the Fair, UACCM will also be hosting the Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force Mobile Unit.  This Mobile Workforce Center has full internet connectivity and is equipped with computers, printers, copiers and fax machines. It includes a computer with access to Jobs Application With Speech (JAWS) software and is handicapped accessible.  Fair participants may be provided assistance on drafting resumes and letters of application, effective interviewing skills, productive job search techniques and Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assessments.

For more information about the Job Fair, please contact Vicki Shadell at 501.977.2132 or Ryan Huffman at 501.977.2113.  You can also visit www.uaccm.edu/jobfair or email jobfair@uaccm.edu.  Information for employers wishing to participate, including a Job Fair Business Registration Form, can be located on the website.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spots remain for our Free Basic Welding Training for the Unemployed


9 SPOTS LEFT!


UACCM in conjunction with the Arkansas Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant  (ASP Grant) are excited to offer a seven-week pre-employment basic welding training program. The program will be held on the UACCM campus and will run from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm every Monday through Friday during February 1 through March 18. Classes include soft skills, safety training, as well as gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. Up to 6-credit hours possible.

The ASP Grant is offering a scholarship for participants who are unemployed and who meet other qualifications. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and welding supplies. To determine eligibility, please turn in all scholarship applications as soon as possible.  Eligible applicants will be accepted until all spots are full. Please direct questions to Vicki Shadell at 501-977-2132 or shadell@uaccm.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Free Basic Welding Training For Unemployed: UPDATED

UACCM in conjunction with the Arkansas Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant  (ASP Grant) are excited to offer a seven-week pre-employment basic welding training program. The program will be held on the UACCM campus and will run from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm every Monday through Friday during February 1 through March 18. Classes include soft skills, safety training, as well as gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. Up to 6-credit hours possible.

The ASP Grant is offering a scholarship for participants who are unemployed and who meet other qualifications. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and welding supplies. To determine eligibility, please turn in all scholarship applications no later than January 22 January 25. For questions, contact Vicki Shadell by calling 501-977-2132 or email at shadell@uaccm.edu.

Important Tax Information For Students

2015 1098T forms are available online at www.1098t.com. Go to “Access my Records”. Use your last name and either your student id or social security number to access.
Not all students will receive a 2015 1098T form. The information reflected on the 2015 1098T form is based on what was posted to your student account between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
2015 Paper 1098T forms will be mailed by January 31, 2016, unless you have selected to receive yours electronically.  If you wish to receive your UACCM 1098T forms electronically, please complete the electronic delivery consent disclosure statement online at www.1098t.com.

Friday, December 18, 2015

UACCM Announces the Charles Stover Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is pleased to announce the establishment of the Charles Stover Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.  This scholarship was made possible with a generous donation of livestock by Danny and Delene Stover of Plumerville.  The $30,000 made from the sale of the livestock has gone to establish this scholarship, available to students studying auto collision or welding.
This scholarship is established in memory of Charles Stover, Danny and Delene Stover’s late son.  Charles was married to Tammy (Guinn) Stover and they had three daughters, Sydney, Mary Kate, and Lillian. The family lived in the Wonderview area. Charles attended Petit Jean Technical College (PJTC) in 1993 and studied auto collision repair technology. He went on to work for Halter's Body Shop in Conway for over 20 years where he earned his ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification. 
The Stover's other son Clay also attended PJTC in 1993 and studied welding. In addition, Danny Stover graduated from Petit Jean Vo-Tech in 1972 with a degree in drafting and surveying. He retired from Greenbay Packaging's Arkansas Kraft Division in 2009. 
Delene Stover holds a BS and a BA from Arkansas Tech and a MSE from UCA. She retired in 2010 after teaching in the South Conway County School District for 32 years.  In talking about the scholarship, she said, “Education is important to our entire family, and it means a lot to us to be able to honor Charles with this memorial scholarship.”  As an endowed gift, the scholarship will continue indefinitely as the funds are paid from interest drawn on the principal donation amount, allowing students to benefit from this generosity for years to come.
The donated cattle were sold at the Mid-State Livestock Auction in Damascus.  The Stover family, as well as the UACCM development staff, would like to say a special thank you to Lane Pruitt for helping to facilitate the sale of the livestock.

The first award of this scholarship will be for the Fall 2016 semester and is renewable for the spring and summer semester for students in the accelerated technical programs.  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 Charles Stover Memorial 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.



UACCM Spring Registration is Underway

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is currently registering for the 2016 spring semester. Those interested in pursuing one of the various opportunities offered by UACCM are invited to apply online at www.uaccm.edu or in person at 1537 University Blvd. in Morrilton.  Applications will be accepted until the start of classes on January 11 and are processed within two days of receipt.
All Spring 2016 registration appointments are currently full, but walk-ins are invited the following days and times:
December 28 – 30       8:00 am – 3:30 pm      Business Technology Center, Room 200
January 5 – 6               8:00 am – 6:00 pm      University Center
January 7 – 8               8:00 am – 6:00 pm      Business Technology Center, Room 200
January 9                     9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Business Technology Center, Room 200
Registration will continue through January 15, 2016 for classes that have not met at the time of registration.

Financial Aid is still available for those who qualify.  The deadline to apply for loans for the spring 2016 semester is April 1, 2016.  Payment plan options are available with a deadline of December 28, 2015.  Students needing to set up a payment plan after the deadline have the option with a 25% down payment that is due the day of registering.


For more information on the Spring 2016 semester, please visit www.uaccm.edu.

UAFS Student Earns Degree through UACCM Partnership

On Thursday, Wade James took a road trip from his home in Belleville to Fort Smith. He didn’t come to the city for Christmas shopping or sightseeing – instead, he came to receive his college degree from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

James was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science at the university’s commencement ceremony Dec. 10, made possible through an online completion program partnership between UAFS and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, the school where James earned his associate degree.

The program allows students of 13 community colleges in Arkansas to transition into baccalaureate degree programs at UAFS. Most of the studies can be completed online.

James, a Danville High School graduate, graduated with his associate degree in computer information systems from UACCM in 2014. He said the applied science program made him want to continue his education at UAFS.

“The leadership and management aspects of the applied science degree were really interesting to me,” James said. “That was kind of the direction I was wanting to go after my associate degree. I wanted to get more into management in the information technology field, so I thought that would be a good fit.”

The convenience of the program was also a driving force in his decision.

“When I first started at UAFS, I was actually working a full-time job,” he said. “I was on the road a lot, and the program just made it really easy to have the convenience of online classes.”

The completer programs are available to students at community colleges across the state. For more information about the Bachelor of Applied Science online completion program, contact Dr. Leroy Cox at 479-788-7768 or Leroy.cox@uafs.edu or visit http://cast.uafs.edu/applied-science/bachelor-applied-science.

To learn more about UACCM's four-year institution partnerships and how we can help you turn your time at UACCM into a bachelor's degree, please visit www.uaccm.edu.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ms. UACCM Pageant Winner Announced

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton held its ninth annual Ms. UACCM Pageant on November 7, 2015, sponsored by the student organization Phi Beta Lambda.  The winners for each division are listed below.
For the Miss UACCM division, winners were: Miss UACCM, Haley Pontius; first runner-up, Natalie Prall; second runner-up, Madelyn Roper; third runner-up, Mykayla Robertson; and fourth runner-up, McKenzie Baxter.  Miss UACCM, Haley Pontius, received a $1,000 scholarship to UACCM, and first runner-up, Natalie Prall, received a $500 scholarship.

For the Teen Miss UACCM division, winners were: Teen Miss UACCM, Rachel Prall; first runner-up, Kailey Crocker; second runner-up, Taylor Bess; and third runner-up Akala Marcial.

For the Princess Miss UACCM division, winners were: Princess Miss UACCM, Maddison Ratcliff; first runner-up, Addison Wyatt; second runner-up, Jadyn Carson; and third runner-up Barelyn McDaniel.

For the Pre-TeenMiss UACCM division, winners were: Pre-Teen Miss UACCM, Leanna Pettry; and first runner-up, Madison Hamilton.

For the Little Miss UACCM division, winners were: Little Miss UACCM, Abigail Skinner; first runner-up, Lexie Maple; second runner-up, Elisa' Trudell; and third runner-up, Jayla Fowler; and fourth runner-up, Carsyn Hardy.

For the Petite Miss UACCM division, winners were: Petite Miss UACCM, Zoila English; first runner-up, Jasey Davis; second runner-up, Susanna Pettry; and third runner-up, Raelee Pyzer; and fourth runner-up, Zahrya Hodges.

For the Tiny Miss UACCM division, winners were: Tiny Miss UACCM, Huntlei Jones; and first runner-up, Logan Smith.

For the Baby Miss UACCM division, winners were: Baby Miss UACCM, Sophia Smith; first runner-up, Mia Rosas; and second runner-up, Haley Jackson, third runner-up, Jaxie King; and fourth runner-up, Ashlyn Rhoads.


UACCM’s Phi Beta Lambda would like to thank all the contestants who participated in the pageant, as well as their parents, all attendees, and the pageant judges for donating their time.