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UACCM Announces Fall '23 Chancellor's and Dean's List

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce the Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists of students for the fall 2023 semester. The Chancellor’s List recognizes full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. The Dean’s 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 in the fall 2023 Chancellor’s List follow (in alphabetical order by town): Ash Flat  –   Wesley Spray Atkins  –  Nature Gibson, Mallory Jackson Belleville  –  Mark Fincher Bigelow  –  Stephany Morales-Ajiatas, Katherine Clark, Ashli Knight, Rebecca Mann Cabot  –  Mariah Gunn Casa  –  Kimberly Irwin Center Ridge  –  Kylie Freeman Clarksville  –  Janie Velasquez Clinton  –  Calli West, Gracie Lee, Dana Molbert, Abigail Bone, Jerod Brown Conway  –  Morgan Robertson, Greg Floyd, Jessica Grady, Cynthia Howard, Eric Davis, Brian Ruiz, Jaelyn Furneaux, Ju

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Registered Nursing Transitions to Independent Program

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The Registered Nursing program at University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is making big steps towards improving and growing. Beginning in January 2023, Registered Nursing will transition from consortium membership to an in-house program taught exclusively by UACCM faculty.  The program has the prerequisite and initial approval of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN), and will receive full approval and licensure from ASBN before the 2023 class graduates.  “UACCM has grown and is now ready to offer its own RN program,” said Darrell Moore, Dean of Health Professions and Natural Sciences. “UACCM sees this program offering as an opportunity to better serve our students as one in a group of up to 48 UACCM students, rather than one of 300-plus in the consortium.” This transformation will have several benefits for incoming RN students. Having local, UACCM faculty will allow students to have face-to-face instruction and more interaction with educators, as opposed to consorti

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH: CACY SIMPSON

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Throughout the month of January, the UACCM Student Success Center reviewed nominations from faculty and staff regarding who they feel should be selected as student of the month. Cacy Simpson has been chosen as February's student of the month! Cacy is in her second year at UACCM, pursuing a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing.  After graduation, she plans to work as an LPN while finishing prerequisites for UACCM’s Registered Nursing program.  Cacy said that her favorite thing about UACCM is how willing the instructors are to help students succeed. She recommends that fellow and future Timberwolves utilize every resource on campus; to check out the library, learning center, and the health and fitness center.

Submissions Open for Spring Creative Writing Contest

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) has opened submissions for its annual Spring Creative Writing Contest.  The Spring Creative Writing Contest is open exclusively to Conway County 8th graders. Submissions must be a short-short story, no longer than two pages, and limited to one submission per student.  The deadline to submit is April 12, 2024, with $100 cash being awarded to first place.   Each submission must include a parental consent form, which can be found online, along with additional rules, instruction, and submission guidelines at www.uaccm.edu/contest .  In the fall, UACCM hosted its annual Fall Creative Writing Contest for 11th graders. The winners of the Fall 2023 Creative Writing Contest were:  First Place: Emily Stengel, from Sacred Heart Catholic School; Second Place: Alya Hoelzeman, from Sacred Heart Catholic School; Third Place: Tyus Moore, from Wonderview High School; Fourth Place: Nick Wahrmund, from Sacred Heart Catholic School; and Fif

Eckford From Little Rock Nine to Speak at UACCM

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UPDATE: DUE TO AN ANTICIPATED LARGE CROWD, THE EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD IN TYSON TRAINING HALL, INSIDE THE DR. LARRY D. DAVIS WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) will host Elizabeth Eckford on Thursday, February 15, at noon in Tyson Training Hall in the Dr. Larry D. Davis Workforce Training Center, as part of its "Talks, Thoughts, and Treats," speaker series. Eckford made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine African American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The image of fifteen-year-old Eckford, walking through a screaming mob in front of Central High School, propelled the crisis into the nation’s living rooms and brought international attention to Little Rock. In 1958, Eckford was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), along with the rest of the Little Rock Nine. In 1997, Eckford shared the Father

Daniels, Greene added to UACCM Board of Visitors

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Arkansas (UACCM) announces that Josh Daniels and Lisa Greene have joined the UACCM Board of Visitors.  The nominations of both Daniels and Greene were first approved by the UACCM Board of Visitors and received final approval from the UA System Board of Trustees. The two new Board members attended their first Board of Visitors meeting on Dec. 5.    “It is an honor to welcome and work with Josh and Lisa. Josh’s background in education and deep roots to the area alongside Lisa’s extensive industry experience with one of Conway County’s largest industries will prove invaluable to our board. Both are committed to seeing UACCM continue to provide local students the most beneficial education and training possible,” said UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg. Daniels resides in Dover and is superintendent of the Dover School District. He has 20 years of experience in education, including roles as a teacher and elementary principal in Pottsville and Do

1098-T Statements for Tax Year 2023 Are Now Available

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1098-T Statements for Tax Year 2023 are now available. If you received aid or paid out of pocket for any tuition and fees during Calendar Year 2023 (January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023) you may be eligible to receive a 1098-T tax Tuition Statement from UACCM. 1098t statements can be found on http://1098tforms.com/ . Please click on either “returning student login” if you used the website last year, or “to student enrollment page” if this is your first time on the website. Additional Instructions to download your 1098t form can be found here: https://1098tforms.com/instructions/ The 1098-T Tax Tuition Statement will summarize charges, payments and aid received during calendar year 2023.  Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you are considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming

Johnson Controls Invests in UACCM HVAC Training

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) was presented with a $100,000 check from Johnson Controls to invest in training and educational opportunities to support students in the college’s Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program. UACCM is one of 10 colleges nationwide to receive a grant in 2023 through Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program.  As thousands of skilled technicians are projected to leave the workforce each year over the next decade due to heightened retirements or career changes, UACCM and Johnson Controls share a common goal of prioritizing investments in workforce training and recruitment to bridge the skilled trades gap. This grant will be essential in providing HVAC students with the best education, equipment, training, and mentoring that will lead graduates to successful careers. “UACCM is thrilled with this exciting and important partnership. The leadership and vision of Johnson Controls is to be

Davis Nursing Scholarship Established

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is honored to share that the Dr. Larry and Carlene Davis Nursing Scholarship has been established as a new endowment at the college. The scholarship created by Dr. Larry and Carlene Davis is in honor of the couple’s daughter, Sara Woods, who is a practicing MSN degree nurse in Oklahoma. Davis said he and his wife Carlene are thrilled to support the students who will be attending classes in the college’s planned Nursing & Health Center set to open in late 2025 or early 2026. The endowed scholarship will be awarded based on financial need for full-time students in the Practical Nursing (LPN) and Registered Nursing (RN) programs at UACCM. The recipients must be Arkansas residents. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher (first-time entering students will use high school GPA) and must submit an essay on the topic, “Why I Want to Be a Nurse”. Multiple scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $250